Comments on: The Paris Review http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:10:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-415373 Koseli Cummings Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:19:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-415373 That’s amazing, Marille.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-415372 Koseli Cummings Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:18:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-415372 Oh my. I love that poem so much. It’s almost hard for me to talk about. Bosom buddies, Kace? :)

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-415370 Koseli Cummings Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:17:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-415370 Brilliant! Remembering this for the future. I can’t imagine how cute it is to see little ones recite poetry too. Hilarious.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-415368 Koseli Cummings Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:16:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-415368 That is so sweet, Corinne. What a good idea to write poetry to capture then tenderness and learning of motherhood. I write my son letters in a journal.

Thank you so much for sharing!

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By: Corinne http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414646 Corinne Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:18:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414646 So excited to take a look at that! Thanks!

I have been writing poetry as a hobby since high school. I used to write in order to manage the angst, you know? When I started having children, I wrote little poems to capture those moments that were slipping through my fingers like smoke. I thought I’d tuck them away and my children would find them when I died and realize just how much I loved them. Then one day I decided to share on my blog, prepared to hit the “delete” key if I regretted sharing that tender part of myself. But it quickly became one of my most popular posts. And so I’ve continued to share now and again, and my readers have flattered me by viewing them more than most my others. My favorite is about all those things I think I want to do when my kids get a little more self sufficient (like travel), but realizing they are what I’ll look back on with most fondness. Here: http://5for50project.blogspot.com/2012/05/contrail.html

Thanks for the great content, as always. :)

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414527 Christina Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:27:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414527 I recently “found” the poem Southern Love and I loved how it spoke to me in that way only poetry can …
http://www.prettylittlenest.com/2012/11/friday-find-southern-love-written-in.html

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By: Kace http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414444 Kace Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:02:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414444 Donne is my favorite Metaphysical poet!! I love A Valediction Forbidding Mourning. It hits me in the heart every time.

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414387 Marille Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:29:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414387 I did competitive poetry recitation in high school, and my favorite poets are Wilfred Owen, Wallace Stevens (especially “The Idea of Order at Key West”), and Edna St. Vincent Millay (everything she’s ever done, ever). I still have a decent amount of it stored away, and will recite it to myself if I’m walking alone someplace. As for reading things that make me feel smart, “The Economist”. I’m preparing to take the Foreign Service Exam in February, and that’s a big part of my prep work.

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414386 Marille Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:26:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414386 Oh, I love her. I heard her on NPR and was blown away; I can’t imagine what it’s like to hear her in person.

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By: Tiffany Lewis http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414366 Tiffany Lewis Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:50:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414366 My kids and I memorize poetry over the breakfast table–it keeps them from fighting! We just memorized Rudyard Kipling’s “If”, which they loved. In the past we’ve done “The Road Less Traveled” and “O Captain. My Captain.” I love poetry!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414355 Koseli Cummings Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:11:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414355 I love when you hear a poem that speaks to you. I feel that way about Donne.

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414354 Koseli Cummings Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:10:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414354 That is inspiring, Kace!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414353 Koseli Cummings Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:09:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414353 Wow. I’m watching an interview on NPR now. Can’t wait to read her work. Thanks Amy!

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By: Koseli Cummings http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414352 Koseli Cummings Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:06:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414352 Oh, Neruda. How beautiful you had a reading at your wedding! I love this copy of Love Poems http://www.betterworldbooks.com/love-poems-id-0811217299.aspx

I feel smart when I read The New Yorker too, but truth is, I never get through it! And, I’ve yet to convert to e-readers simply because I still have so many physical books I need to get through first.

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By: Miranda http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414351 Miranda Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414351 In church this last week the teacher (a drama major) ended a lesson on Charity by reciting Shakespeare’s 116th sonnet. It completely took me by surprise how deeply I connected to the words, and I decided I’m going to memorize it, too! It’s been since High School that I memorized poetry, but I think my life needs a little extra inspiration, and this seems like a pretty easy way to invite some!

xo

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By: Kace http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414347 Kace Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:33:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414347 I recently decided to start memorizing poetry again because I felt like I was losing all of those pithy quips and quotes that should be there on the tip of my tongue for *serious* conversations. And because I’m also trying to improve my German, I decided to memorize German poetry. I write down the short poem I want to learn on a notecard that I tape to my car’s dashboard. And I work on it while I’m stopped at red lights. It makes me feel more educated than twiddling away on my phone! And so far, I’ve memorized two poems, one by Johann Herder and another by Goethe. :)

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414344 amy Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:16:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414344 I heard the US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Natasha Trethewey, speak recently. Life changing.

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By: Patricia | unfounddoor http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/the-paris-review/comment-page-1/#comment-414342 Patricia | unfounddoor Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:10:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=26642#comment-414342 Old: Neruda. We had a neruda reading at our wedding (Me Gustas Cuando Callas)

New: Raymond Antrobus – a great young spoken word performer http://raymondantrobus.blogspot.co.uk/

and I feel smart when I read The New Yorker
and smartest when I eschew the ipad for a book.

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