I was at Barnes and Nobles for my birthday a few days ago and I came across an Emily Dickinson poetry/sketchbook. It had several of her poems and blank areas to sketch in. I decided to pick it up since I am a fan of her work. Although, I wasn’t going to sketch in it. I decided that on the blank page next to her poem, that I would “echo” her poem written in somewhat her style, and changing it up a little bit by turning it into my type of poem. After doing this, this lead me to my next new poetry project. It will be titled, “Echoing Emily.” I am going to choose a selection of Emily Dickinson’s poems and then twist them around a bit to make them my own while still using her style…
Below is my first try at “Echoing Emily,” along with an idea for my book cover.
“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.”
Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls….
Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International.
She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein.
Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“
During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.
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