Hi there! Please enjoy this poem that I wrote today. The phrases in italics are from The Tempest by Shakespeare, specifically a song sung by Ariel. The phrase ‘owls do cry’ is also the title of a book I am studying by New Zealand author Janet Frame, which I highly recommend, and which inspired me to … More After Summer Merrily: A Poem
Hi there! My uni work has been a little chaotic recently. I only had a week for Easter, which I basically lost to travel, and before that I was behind on my work due to, well, everything, and now I’m in the middle of all my post-Easter deadlines. I’m trying to make more regular time … More I Saw No Snow: A Poem
Hi there! I have finally made it back home to the UK. It’s taken some adjusting, and there was lots of organising and travelling and uni work to sort out, hence the absence from the blog the last couple of weeks. I’m now in self isolation, and have about another week left, so I wrote … More My Lonely Magnolia: A Poem
I left food out for the birds, but they would not come while I was sitting there, not until the glass was closed between us. The birds are very good at social distancing.
Hi there! It’s autumn in New Zealand and we had a lovely day today weather wise, too bad we couldn’t properly enjoy it. The conkers (horse chestnuts) are falling from the trees around my house, but the leaves aren’t turning quite yet. It’s weird not knowing when I’ll be able to go back to the … More The World Outside My Window: A Poem
Hi there! I’ve had a little gin tonight so I can’t speak for the quality of this particular piece of poetry (god bless spellcheck), but I refuse to not post tonight, so I hope you enjoy. Remember: Stay at home, look after your friends and family, seek support if you need it, and stay strong. … More Standing Tall in a Time of Crisis: A Poem
Hi there! Please enjoy this poem I wrote this evening, which is basically just me justifying my habits of procrastination… You can probably relate. Any productivity tips would be much appreciated if you have any! Like and comment below! Eyes slide out of focus; it’s easier to watch TV, it’s easier to open up Netflix … More How Am I Supposed to Write Essays Right Now? – A Poem
Hi there! Me and my flatmate made brownies today, there’s only two of us, but the ingredients before baking came to roughly two kilograms, so that’s about a kilo of brownies each! Honestly one of the best decisions we’ve ever made in my opinion. Please enjoy today’s poem, and try not to let the lockdown … More A Kilo of Brownies Each, Just Because We Can: A Poem