I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time, but as much as I write about myself on this here blog, it just seemed hard to write about something so personal to me.
Did you know I’m a poet?
It’s something I drop hints about here and there, especially if you follow my Twitter, but I’m a writer by heart.
Always have been.
Darling magazine asked me to write 8 poems for their 1 year anniversary issue, the Fall 2013 issue.The magazine has 8 ‘personas’ of women, such as The Hostess, The Stylist, The Dreamer, and more, and there is one poem for each. Unfortunately, I just found out the print issue SOLD OUT (yay!) but you can buy the online version here or maybe at an Anthropologie if they have any left. It’s pricey, but you’ll never find a more high-quality magazine in all aspects, and it’s something you’ll return to time and again, I promise.
Darling is such a beautiful magazine that uplifts women and inspires us to think about the deeper things with true heart, and to be women who bring everything they have to the table, holding nothing back. In beauty, humility, and truth we aim to share, give and find all of the love we can.
That is what I hoped to capture in my poems for these women with beautiful hearts.
As a special treat for my blog readers, I decided to read you one of the poems about The Beautician persona. This is the unedited video, wherein I get a message on gchat and check it and then forget I’m recording and fix my hair and sigh and then remember I’m recording. Actually, the ending might be the best part. Ha! Enjoy…
Even if you can’t get a copy, you can always find me writing for their online version, too (though these 8 special poems are only in the print and digital magazine issue).
Thanks for all of your support, friends!
PS> That outfit above? Turtleneck: Target // Necklace: Old Urban Outfitters// Skirt: J.Crew//Booties: TJ Maxx// Tights: ??// Sunnies: Local store//
Stopped by from the Story Circle. Beautiful poetry. I love your words about hair going gray because all of our color has gone out into the world. Ill hsve yo remember that for one day when I have grandchildren and they ask or comment on my hair. I will tell them a wise woman named Natalie Wise once wrote about that…..
Thanks for sharing.
I'll have to. …that's what I get for commenting on a smartphone. Melinda
Aw, thank you Melinda~! That just makes my day 🙂 Blessings to you!
I agree with Melinda. I LOVED the part about all of our color going out into the world and how we now reflect all of it. Lovely image. And I love that you left the video unedited. Cute.