By: Shalymar P. "Miranda," by John William Waterhouse This is a portrait form the Romantic artist, John William Waterhouse. Waterhouse is acclaimed for his paintings depicting characters of Greek mythology, Arthurian legend, and Shakespearean plays. This piece presents Miranda, from Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest.” Here, Miranda is gazing to the dark stormy sea as her father’s … Continue reading Miranda (Prompt and Painting by John William Waterhouse)
By: Shalymar P. "Sea Spell," by Dante Gabriel Rossetti This is an oil painting by Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, named, “A Sea-Spell.” According to Rossetti’s brother, William, is a painting depicting, “a siren, or sea fairy, whose lute summons a sea-bird to listen, and whose song will prove fatal to some fascinated … Continue reading Sea Spell (Prompt and Portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)
By: Aryana S. Create a poem using all of your five senses to describe a food. (For an extra challenge, write a Shakespearean sonnet!)
By: Aryana S. Have you ever walked outside after a huge hurricane or thunderstorm? Write a short description of what you saw or would see on the ground. Describe it using some of your five senses, such as sight, smell, sound, and touch.
By: Shalymar P. I suspect this poem was written by an ancient Japanese poet, Anon. However, I’m not completely sure due when I researched the name, I found no sufficient information on the author. Anyway, the Japanese poem, “Rain and Snow,” demonstrates a speaker who witnesses an endless bantering of rain and snow, and the … Continue reading Rain and Snow (Poem by Anon and Prompt)
By: Julia Alexys If you’re someone who has ever tried to write any kind of story, you may have come to a point where you ask yourself the daunting question: how should I start? As someone who has written all sorts of stories over the course of eight-or-so years, it was not until a few months … Continue reading 4 Things to do in the Beginning of a Story (Part 1 of 2)
By Shalymar P. Akaine is a much more contemporary artist most famous for her portrait, “Prince of Peace,” a painting depicting Christ’s face looking straight at the viewer. Besides Akaine’s portraits of Jesus, she has done landscapes as well, as this one “Preserved.” Now in honesty, I had read the caption associated with painting, but … Continue reading Preserved (Painting by Akaine Kramarik and Prompt)
By: Shalymar Perez The crystalline frost is laced to the boughs of bare trees, Slicking from the white cloth of ice in the glint silver dew, The Sun burns as a dim wisp of a candle flame in the breeze, The hearth crackles with crisp golden fire as the chill wind blew. The pale stone … Continue reading The Niobean Winter
By: Shalymar P. Sister, you have stretched your slender fingers to let the bough hang above me, The sour yellow glazed fruit of the sweet crisp peach is hung as an orange ghost, Sister, the tender pale blossom flowered on your finger but now I see a daughter of Eve, Where the yellow powdered orange … Continue reading Daughters of Eve
By: Julia W. On the day of you're fifteenth birthday, your pet jumps onto the seat next to you and says, "Has the curse broken yet?"