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200th Post celebrations

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Another milestone reached in my blogging ventures so I thought I would mark the occasion. When I reached my 100th post I decided to share my 10 favourite posts since I started blogging so I thought I would do something similar and share my 10 favourite posts since my 100th. Many of the posts have a lovely collection of photo’s to go with them.

  1. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium I’m currently looking forward to the opening of this cafe which looks like it’s set for the beginning of next year. It is very exciting and I’m sure once I get to go I will let you all know what it’s like. I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be very popular.
  2. Consuelo Parra – Digital Art An artist that I discovered this year. Check out some of the pictures that I have included in this post.
  3. Ronan Keating Live This seems like ages ago, I can’t believe it was at the beginning of the year. How time flies!
  4. The Struggle One of the few Poems that I wrote this year along with ‘Defeated’ and ‘Don’t Judge Me’ which I’ve also included in this list. I’m hoping to compile some more poems for 2014 because I’m not that bad at writing them.
  5. Egg-Citing Art Lots of giant egg designs in Covent garden. There are so many photos.
  6. Defeated
  7. Don’t Judge Me 
  8. A Damp Day in Camden Town This is the only time I visited Camden this year. I hope to go again next year. It’s so hard to find the time to fit everything in. There are lots of places that I had hoped to visit this year but didn’t.
  9. Carrie Hope Fletcher Photos of Carrie performing at this years ‘West End Live’. She has become one of my favourite YouTubers.
  10. Garden Wildlife It’s surprising what you can find in your own back garden. See what you can find.

The Struggle

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Consuelo Parra digital art

Feeling isolated, and frustrated
by the distant glimmer of hope,
she grows tired of the constant struggle
to return to how she used to be
slowly losing the sanity she once had
with no way of getting out

craving freedom from the thoughts
that kept her captive
for what seemed like eternity
longing for someone to save her from herself
though fearful of rejection
but eager to gain control once more.

Digital art by Consuelo Parra entitled ‘Love me Again’. Check out her work HERE.

There’s no Rush!

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I’ve decided to take a break from the poetry this week and rest my brain. That’s why I’ve been quiet. But I have also been suffering from a terrible case of mental block and the more I worry about it the worse it gets. I’m so busy during the day I tend to find it difficult to shut off and concentrate so I may work on poetry on the weekends that I have free. There’s no rush, after all I don’t want to produce rubbish. So I have only one thing left to say to you on this cold evening:

Bridget Jones's Diary

Getting to Know Prose

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After staring at a blank piece of paper for hours on end I finally produced ‘Defeated’. It didn’t come easy as I’m still trying to adapt to the style of prose but I was so much happier with the finished product in comparison to ‘Don’t Judge Me’. I think it flows with ease and captures the imagination leaving people to think about what happened to make her feel the way she feels. I have recently found inspiration in the poetry blogs of others who have made me understand prose a little better.

One of my first prose attempts  entitled ‘Garden of Decay’ now features in the February 2013 issue of the online magazine ‘Full of Crow’ which you can view HERE. Looking back on it, I don’t think I did it enough justice but it was a big confidence boost to have it accepted. It has led me to believe in myself a little more and have some faith in my creations.

I have been meaning to edit my ‘ABOUT’ page for quite a while now so that’s what I’m going to do by the end of today. I first wrote this page when I started my blog over a year ago, so it’s looking a little dated and not very insightful. Apart from that I shall be reading more poetry blogs and thinking about my next poem.

Defeated

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Consuelo Parra art

Haunted by the past
she tried to run from,
emotionally drained
and feeling defeated,
she fell to her knees
in mercy

Her head in her hands
she tries to catch her breath
in-between sobs
that make her body quake
uncontrollably

she searches for the strength
to get her through
the overwhelming sense of guilt,
left by the lies and deceit
and thinking about the day
she can learn to forgive herself.

Untitled  digital art by Consuelo Parra. Check out her work HERE.

Don’t Judge Me

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Consuelo Parra art

Don’t judge me
as I do not judge
to see is not to know,
though don’t despair

I care not for
your shallow thoughts
and naive comments,
I don’t need your pity
for I show no emotion
and shed no tears

I find comfort in silence
and loneliness is a friend,
for solitude is my savour
in the dim light of day

a stranger to myself
I sit here
in this cruel, cold world
accepting what it brings.

I’d be lying if I said I was completely happy with this piece. I found myself well out of my comfort zone attempting prose for the first time. I’m far more familiar with rhyming poetry but I’m desperate to try it. I want to be able to experiment with styles of poetry. I’d appreciate any feedback no matter how critical.

The artwork above is that of Consuelo Parra entitled ‘Secrets of Forest’. Check out her facebook page

What Matters Most

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On much consideration I’ve realised the reason I find it so difficult to open up is purely because I have nothing to open up about. It’s true! I literally have no quarms with life and I am usually pretty happy and laid back. Yes, there are things that annoy and irritate me on occasions but those things are trivial and I feel that moaning about such things will in a way be mocking the people who do have serious problems in their lives.

Of course there are moments from my past that have deeply effected me but I don’t see the point in dragging up the past when I should be looking towards the future, or more importantly the present where the here and now matters more than anything. I now feel better for coming to this conclusion, so personal ramblings may become general chit-chat… and poetry… well poetry stays as poetry and that is what I’m going to be working on today. So hopefully tomorrow will bring my first poetry post that I won’t be using for an e-zine.