Let the Boys Do That

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 … Continue reading Let the Boys Do That

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Moon Keeper

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 … Continue reading Moon Keeper

How is a Dream Fulfilled?: A Poem, Writing News, and Dressember Update

(If you're just here for a new poem, skip to the bottom--but be warned, you're missing out on exciting things 😉 ) This past week has been an exciting one for me!  Wednesday was the last day of November, which also means it was the last day of NanoWrimo.  I've mentioned my abridged NanoWrimo goal … Continue reading How is a Dream Fulfilled?: A Poem, Writing News, and Dressember Update

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 … Continue reading Repost: House of Sorrow

Thankfulness

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 … Continue reading Thankfulness

Good-bye

There was no fearsome, violent brawl Or raging storm between us. There was no icy winter road Or long, silent estrangement. No, it was a mellow autumn evening When you tossed the last stone, The accusation of some small fault, That shattered my resilience And, instead of rising one more time Inside the shelter of … Continue reading Good-bye

The Lay of Brielle and Tavish: Part 2

Last week, you read the first part of an epic poem about the people of Marah.  To recap, they had just fallen down a waterfall on the River Ely in the middle of winter.  Here is what happened next 🙂 Next she new, Brielle found Herself within the warmest mound Of blankets made from fur and … Continue reading The Lay of Brielle and Tavish: Part 2

The Lay of Brielle and Tavish: Part 1

Greetings, friends!  You've read me mention the fantasy series that I am writing.  It explores the history of the world of Orrock through novels highlighting the lives of young people at turning points in history.  Mostly, it focuses on the nation of Maraiah.  The other nations have interesting histories, too, though. One of those nations … Continue reading The Lay of Brielle and Tavish: Part 1

Subbing and Sneak Peek

As you may know, I got my teaching credential last year in secondary school History.  This year's adventure finds me as a substitute teacher.  Actually, today was only my second day of subbing. And they made me sub for a preschool class. On my second day. When I have no idea how to teach in … Continue reading Subbing and Sneak Peek