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Filling / Poem

My diet consists of books that speak to my heart, The sweet and the ugly. I read essays on grief and love and home and I try to find myself between the lines, for I don’t know that any one word alone fits into the dullest parts of me. I restrain from shapeshifting into the […]

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Sincerely / Poem

A poem I just wrote, with an explanation at the end if you’re interested. to you / I thought about writing you a letter / I rewrote it over and over in my mind / had I written it down I would have sent it / and that would be the end / or the […]

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Warmth / Poem

I am waiting to be held in a way that is new yet coming home all in one breath / I am waiting for the sunlight in his hands / I am waiting for the realisation of love before it has been said out loud / maybe even the second before it has been thought […]

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Jesus

God Invented Metaphors

Yesterday I realised something – something I already knew but was made even more aware of: God created poetry. Imagination. Stories, words, books. He invented metaphors. For the past few years I’ve been keenly aware that God is creative, that we are creative, and that when we create, He meets us there. Creativity is a […]

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Oranges / Poem

this morning I woke up hungry for the first time in a long time / I cut an orange into quarters and let the juice run down my chin and I did not want to share it with you / today became the day I started again / without guilt / without questioning / the […]

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Reintroduction / Poem

A poem that does not look like my usual poems. I am no longer scared to tell strangers that my dream is to become an author, Only the people who know me well enough to say my writing is not that good. Dreams are never big enough for those I’ve yet to learn the names […]

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Twenty-Three / Poem

Old enough to know I have no idea what’s going on Young enough to think I have all the answers Climbing away from eighteen-year-olds Maintaining part Of a lingering youth Twenty-three Am I a good person yet Chasing years before me That will surely be filled with kindness How many things can’t I understand How […]

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Writing, Exciting

I’ve been taking a little break. I finished uni on the last day of May and took the opportunity to bask in the feeling of having little responsibility or expectation. I’ve spent my time reading and writing, and I love how words feel familiar to me again, like friends returning to one another after months […]

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Rest / Poem

I have a take-home exam due on Sunday and have spent the last two days on my laptop, putting together essays about Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw. As a much needed break, today I went out into the cloudy day, seeing hardly anybody and enjoying a slow-paced walk. As I walked, I pondered writing […]

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Jesus

Poems and Psalms

Even though my poems about God are not necessarily the most eloquent or polished, there is something beautiful in the words I write as prayers. How many times has a prayer time, Bible time, turned into writing a poem to convey my heart that I then offer to God? These poems may not be wonderfully […]