My name is Rebecca, and I am a visually impaired writer and Filipino-American clergywoman. I am proud to be a volunteer staff writer and contributing columnist for CAPTIVATING! The mission of CAPTIVATING! aligns incredibly well with my own personal mission to make both the church and the world more accessible for people with disabilities. Our Search for Models with… Continue reading What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!
Did no one tell you you were beautiful? Let me tell you every day. Come to me, my darling, Let me wipe your tears away. When the road is weary And you just don't feel as strong Come to me, my darling, Let me hold you in my song. When your bones are… Continue reading Poem: Valentine
I would like to give a sincere thank you to the very talented author Maggie Jane Schuler for her incredibly kind and thoughtful review of my chapbook Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. I am deeply touched by her kind words. You can check out the whole review on her blog! (I've reblogged it here)… Continue reading Holland’s Poems Touch the Human Condition and More!
I've never loved so deeply I've never feared so strong I swear to you, my darling I'll love you my whole life long. I've never known such mourning. I've never feared such pain Wait for me, my darling, 'Til I see you again. I've never known such rapture I've never known this desire… Continue reading Poem: Love Song (To the Tune of Liszt’s Liebestraum)
Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!" -Traditional Carol He thinks it's strange that I keep flowers from funerals Delight in their petals Rejoice at their scent Every time he sees it - He calls it my death flower Says it reminds him that he is… Continue reading Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers
In a world full of "No," I want to thank CAPTIVATING! for saying a BIG YES to my writing! CAPTIVATING! is a magazine empowering people with disabilities. They stare at us because we are CAPTIVATING!
I can run marathons write books lead a congregation and create entire world on paper. The one thing I can't do -is have a child. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. My heart has been full of poetry lately. Ever since I published my first chapbook, I've had poems floating around inside my mind. When… Continue reading Poem: Heartbreak #InstaPoetry
I'm so excited - I had TWO articles published in CAPTIVATING! Magazine! As a preacher, one of the things that I am most passionate about is making the church fully inclusive for people with disabilities. I also love to write. I view writing as a natural outgrowth of my call to preach. I love it… Continue reading Two of My Articles Were Published in CAPTIVATING! A Magazine Empowering People with Disabilities
If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.
Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…
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The time has come- My dearest friend, The time, indeed, To fight. The time has come- My dearest love, Pick up your pen- And Write! -R.L.H. About this poem: I wanted to send you, dear reader, a sign of hope to start your New Year. If you are looking for a sign that… Continue reading A Poem for the New Year: “Write”