Hey everyone! Apologies for not posting last week, BUT I have a good reason, because on Saturday I was at the UK National Poetry Slam! I am happy to announce that I came in 3rd place! I had spent so much time practicing that I didn’t have enough energy to write a post. BUT I’m back!! AND here with a NEW POEM 😱😱😱😎😎💥💥💥 I wrote this about how recently I’ve finally been able to take control of my negative feelings rather than get stuck in them. Enjoy!
Your hand slips between your lips
and lifts all her fingers inside.
She’s not lost anymore,
walks straight past the canines (sharp!)
takes a right at the left molar
2 paces South of the Tongue and
I’m tired of sitting
on the fence of femininity
and dangling my
I’ve been in this tossed-coin region
for a while now,
I am a moment,
a feeling rather than
a whole human being:
for a result,
Because, of course,
I need to pick a side
beneath which label do I hide:
masculine or feminine?
Hello all! I hope you’ve had a good new year so far :)! My new year began with a LOT of deadlines and returning to university, which I have now only just adjusted to. BUT (and I know I say this all the time but I mean it today!) I have now managed to adjust myself back into university life and so I will now be uploading every Sunday! To start off this week, I thought I would share my poem reflecting on things I learnt in 2018. I performed an abridged version of the full poem at the Farrago Poetry Slam (video below) which is also my first official video on the InkLit Productions channel!! WOO!! It’s not one of my best performances admittedly since I was quite nervous, however, I’m still proud of it, so enjoy!
I learnt that some lame NYE traditions aren’t actually all that lame?
I still prefer drinking Shloer instead of wine
and sitting on the sofa
with my parents
doing nothing but
watching the BBC fireworks with my parents instead of actually going out and doing fireworks.
Happy halfway point of NaPoWriMo! Today’s prompt is so GOOD!! I LOVE fairy-tales!! It invites us to write a poem about a villain in which they are revealed to be human, but still evil. Enjoy!
Today’s prompt was to write a haibun that included our home town’s landscape as a source of inspiration. I worked quite hard on this poem so please do let me know if you’ve enjoyed it too 🙂 !
Apologies for my recent lack of poems – keeping up with the 30/30 challenge is extremely difficult to do when you have exams to study for but I will try harder to keep on top of it. For today’s prompt we were asked to consider the future — enjoy!
Hello everyone and welcome back to NaPoWriMo! Today’s prompt was to write a poem incorporating magic into it somehow, so here’s my attempt – enjoy!
Today’s prompt was so interesting! I love NaPoWriMo’s website’s prompts – they’re extremely unique and insightful. Day 7’s prompt was to write a poem between two different parts of your identity and make them have a chat. So, enjoy this quick poem!
Unfortunately, this is my last poem for this month. I’ve recently been really annoyed at the mistreatment of women in our society, which for some reason still exists in the 21st century, and so this is kind of just a splurge of all my thoughts.
This poem is sort of a response to Rachel Wiley’s Paper Babies — it’s a great poem which I can definitely relate to as a woman. Highly recommended!