Poem for the day

The EnemyMy youth has been nothing but a tenebrous storm, Pierced now and then by rays of brilliant sunshine; Thunder and rain have wrought so much havoc That very few ripe fruits remain in my garden.I have already reached the autumn of the mind, And I must set to work with the spade and the rake To gather back the... Continue Reading →

writer, blocked

I've been staring at the screen for ages. My eyes have been wandering around the room trying to find something to inspire me. There are a few ways to do this. I can either just write about anything that springs to mind and hope that inspiration comes (current plan) or I can focus on one... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: 2 Roads

I'm in an interesting crossroads at the moment. I'm being faced with the option to move house, move countries, change jobs or travel. For each of these, there are a load of potential outcomes and I fond myself paralysed by indecision. Try this. Create two lists of options. For instance, a country to visit, a type... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The List

I was going through my old school things in my parent's garage in an effort to clear out some space for them and found my old journals. They were the scribblings of a young girl, still optimistic, still sentimental, un-jaded by life and disappointment. I read some of the entries and thought, "silly goose". I... Continue Reading →

Poem for the day

Sudden Light - Dante Gabriel Rossetti  I have been here before,                 But when or how I cannot tell:          I know the grass beyond the door,                 The sweet keen smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.          You have been mine before,—                 How long ago I may not know:          But just when... Continue Reading →

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