April was National Poetry month, and I set myself a poetry-writing challenge of writing a poem every day of the month. I was expecting to give up very early on, but I’m quite pleased that I made it to day 25. Okay, so I didn’t make it through the entire 30 days, but I nearly did – and given how much work I’ve got for Uni at the moment, that was quite an achievement for me!
At first, I found writing a whole poem every day quite challenging. Mostly because of a lack of inspiration. Continue reading “National Poetry Month | On Making Inspiration”
Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Some of the poems in Milk and Honey were definitely 5 star poems, but there were others that I thought Continue reading “Poetry Mini-Reviews #1”
Adventure for you is the beginning of a thousand novels in your smiles
It is the chapters turned over with every blink of your eyes
It is pieces of many stories inked into your skin in indecipherable signs
Your lips speak of life in magnificent tales Continue reading “Adventure for me is a patch of tulips.”
I’ve been posting reading wrap-ups every month for over a year now, and I somehow managed to forget about it last month! I suppose it’s not completely awful, given that I only managed to read two books in both February and March, bringing me to a total of four books, which is much more content to write about in one blog post!
Continue reading “February & March Wrap-Up | 2017”
I can go months without days, living a constant night.
Sunrise is some faraway fairy tale,
A childish dream that somehow seems to pass by me without stopping to see
How far it has stretched away from me.
When one end of its elastic band circumference is eternally, wrapped around my body
And the other is pulled so far that it is bound to snap, eventually.
Continue reading “Months of Night | A Poem”
My weather is not delicate, soft and lukewarm.
My summer is not a light brush of shoulders in between crowded doors,
Or a gentle, light laugh that shyly forms
In low-tide waters far from shores.
Continue reading “My Weather | A Poem”
I very recently (as in today) started doing blackout poetry.
Poetry is something that I have been increasingly enjoying to read and write for a little while. I would still call myself a big Amateur (with a capital A!), but I still find it really therapeutic and fun.
I came across blackout poetry a long time ago, but have only just started it for myself. And I am loving it, and already feel like I have gained something from doing it. So I thought I would share a little about it, what you need to do, and why I am loving it so much (from a very clearly experienced poet, obviously!!).
Continue reading “HOW TO: Blackout Poetry”