Blossoming Ink


Hi everyone! I'm Franchesca Alamo, and I live in Houston, Texas. In May of 2010, I visited my old elementary school and gave a presentation on the beauty and power of poetry to a group of second and third grade students. And I was forever changed.

Blossoming Ink is a program begun by me in which I attend local schools to present my own work, to invite students to write their own poems and explore their own creative talents, and to present educators with more information about the Poetry Society of Texas Student Awards, which honors hundreds of Texas students every year. I gave this program its title because I believe that poetic talent is a seed that will not grow unless it is nurtured and loved, and I want the seeds of students all over Texas to blossom into beautiful flowers and mighty oaks.

To read more about my goals for Blossoming Ink, please read this entry: http://tinyurl.com/whyistartedthisblog

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The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature
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Kathryn Schulz

The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature
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It’s 4am—
You’re sleeping.
I’m crying.
— 6 word poem (via dramaticir0ny)

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The mind travels faster than the pen; consequently, writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by. A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up.

Source: thatlitsite

There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
handle.
— (via monamourhabibi)

Source: rustyvoices

Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems (via observando)

Source: observando

I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.
— Andrea Gibson (via connotativewords)

Source: midautumnrain

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.
Strong and content I travel the open road.
— Walt Whitman (via finegoodsandfinefolks)

Source: greaterland

He asked, “What makes a writer?” “Well,” I said, “it’s simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.
— Charles Bukowski  (via wordsthat-speak)

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wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.
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wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.

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