August Acrostic Poem: August

Posted by Maddie on August 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)

All the best things seem

Unappreciated, understated when that

Gust of wind you used an

Umbrella to 


Tingles your presence



An Acrostic Poem For July: A Dash Across the Street

Posted by Maddie on July 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (7)

Flash Poem + Acrostic Poem: A Dash Across the Street

J-skip: Who wants to be one of the many any way?

Undress the white that designates crosswalks. All the same.

Linger in the lime, light the tangled path.

Yesterday already dimmed. Did you notice?

Inspired by a dash across the street. 



Flash Poem: Cheese and Poetry Blog

Posted by Maddie on June 30, 2011 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

11:08:57 pm:

Take notice,

To how quickly my fingers

Jump from key to key.

The pressure at my finger tips,

The speed at which I see letters fill this 

Blank white space that I type to fill.  

Tell a story,

About how slowly I proofread.

Perfection is barbed wire.

Not here, not in this web world

I created and call my canvas,

Not this cheese and poetry blog.

I write with no barrier,

With open eyes, open mind, and

No teacher to grade my articles. 

Smell what I am pondering when

I eat cheese. The way Robiola Bosina

Glides across the tongue and

Swirls around each tooth. 

This is happiness:

I can write with no guard,

Edit with no fear, and

Eat with no care.

11:15:32 pm: I finished my flash poem, edited and everything. I really wasn't feeling a flash poetry moment but I just loved the way I could just type and type straight for about 8.5 minutes. I knew not to set a time limit for this-- after all I'm writing a poem about having no limits.

Note: I just typed this all out once, with no final edit. I slightly deleted a word or two that didn't 100% convey how I felt during the process in those 7 minutes. But other than that, what you see is what you get

Enjoy! Email me your poems if you don't feel like commenting for the public to see with the blue contact button to the right.


Flash Poem: "Made of Glass"

Posted by Maddie on June 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


"Made of Glass"

To watch me while I bleed.

Like the windows, are still broken.

Like I'm made of glass

I will break when shattered

I will feel when touched

I will understand when smashed.

The title of this poem was inspired by a line from a song of the radio station 101.3, aka Z100... The line that caught my attention was "To watch me while I bleed." 

Let me know what you think of this Flash poem.


Another flash poem: Brie Without Rind

Posted by Maddie on May 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (2)

My poem about Brie in three minutes:

Ready, set, GOOOO!:

Brie Without Rind by Maddie (me)

I spent two minutes on writing the poem. Roughly 30 seconds on the first stanza, 2.25 min on the second. I then proceeded to skim and edit for 15 seconds. I've found a new love for writing quick flash poems. This way, instead of just staring at empty paper with a stationary hand, you are forced to write. Send me your flash poems!!

Enjoy my poem and eat some Brie, Maddie

Smoked Mozzarella and MY Poem of the Week May 15, 2011

Posted by Maddie on May 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I wrote my own poem, rather than matching my favorite poets with a cheese I currently like. Here is a 5 minute flash poem I wrote in under 5 minutes (this is an exercise the literary magazine club does for fun...and i have a calculus test tomorrow)...

Cheese: Smoked Mozzarella Poem: "Smoked Mozzerella: Soiled on the Outside"

READY, SET, 5 minutes

Please note that I gave myself  5 minutes--my dad timed me.. and I edited this for a good 30 seconds... 

I talk about race in this poem probably because I am learning about the Civil Rights Cases  in US History and my English class's elective name is called "Southern Voices."

So, on that note, please do not "judge." I will edit this in the future when I don't have a calculus test the next day. 

Email me any suggestions or comments!

Thanks! Maddie

Barnes and Noble Poetry Reading: April 16, 2011

Posted by Maddie on April 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the link to my video below.

The poem? The Mirror Creates Paper Cutouts. The head of the English Dept at my school chose 4 people out of the entire student body to be chosen to read their poems at Barnes and Noble on April 15. The 4 of us will have our poetry published in "Independent Voices" 2011.

A Poem by Maddie: The Decline From Left To Right

Posted by Maddie on April 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Post Seven.

Maddie G, "The Decline From Left To Right"

I didn't match it up with a cheese this time, all though when I went to my sister's birthday dinner tonight (because her birthday is on the 19th) I got a cheese plate consisting of 6 cheeses. I wrote down the names on my iPhone: 

1. Gorgonzola with lavender honey

2. Beaufort with pistachio brittle

3. Roquefort with mandarin orange jam

4. Chévre

5. Reblochon

6. Boursin

I submitted this to my school's literary magazine for the poetry contest on the theme of Change. Although I did not win, an English teacher emailed me telling me that she enjoyed my poem. I was so happy that day. February 24th 2010 to be the exact date. I had just won club representative in my grade. And then, when I get home, I check my email and get an email from the head of the English department, it said that she wanted me to read my poem in front of the school during a "Prayers." That day was great. When I went on ITunes that night, a song by Taylor Swift, "Today was a Fairytale" was on the top 10. The song name was so perfect with my day that i immediately bought the song and put it on repeat until I played it 24 times because it afterall, was the 24th.

Here is the poem I wrote over Winter Break: As I mentioned in the title of the post, the name of the poem is "The Decline From Left To Right." I did this because my poem does not look like your ordinary poem. My stanzas are indented differently, so I wanted the reader to make sure he/she was reading from left to right...

Click the link to see my poem:

Now do you understand why I made the title a hint to the reader?