Stardust

-Beth Wangler

The sky, gorged with the dust of infinite lights,for all history has hungas a canopy over every great and noble deed,a muse to the creators ofthe highest masterpieces. These glowing constellations of storied heroeshave guided men on adventuresand guided them back home. I lift my eyes to this stardust expanseand dream of the adventureI most …

For the Perfectionists

-Beth Wangler

You’re worth more than the sum _______of your parts. Your value’s established _______and firm. You’re not _______a grade _______a job _______a diagnosis _______a gender _______a name _______a choice _______a failure _______a success– You. are. you. There are no other yous in this _______whole wide world, nor have there ever been. You are invaluable _______precious _______dear. …

Let the Boys Do That

-Beth Wangler

As a little girl, I spent much of my time digging in the backyard and dreaming up stories. I’m discovering that this activity still brings me remarkable inspiration.  This poem I share with you came to me while digging weeds out of the back lawn. At the top of the list of things I hate …

Moon Keeper

-Beth Wangler

Inspiration can come when you least expect it.  Today, I bring you a poem inspired by Ashley Hansen’s Twitter post: It’s a pretty fun idea, right?  I couldn’t get it out of my head, and to keep my sanity, those kinds of persistent story ideas usually come out in poems.  (That way I can use …

Happy Valentine’s Day!

-Beth Wangler

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m very thankful for all of you who read this blog, especially you, Tetiana Aleksina and ashleydhansen :) As a token of my love for all of you, here’s a love-related poem I wrote a while back.  I hope it gives you a chuckle!

Repost: House of Sorrow

Hey friends! I think I mentioned before that I’m trying an abridged form of Nano Wrimo this month. Word counts don’t motivate me, and I know better than to burn myself out by making myself too tired to be creative at all. Combine that with the fact that, somehow, I’ve been steadily writing 6 days …

Thankfulness

-Beth Wangler

I’m Thankful For… by Beth Wangler The breath in my lungs, The beat of my heart, The warmth of the sun When a new day starts, The cool breeze that blows, Sweet mint tea, The sunset that glows O’er a picnic by the sea, The look of wonder When a struggle is won, Peals of …