All posts filed under: Poem

This is just a poem, sometimes rhyming and sometimes not. As everything else, keep checking in. I post works in progress and occasionally edit and change them some time later.

Where is your life at?

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Poem

In your heart In your mind In your soul No sun ever reaches No smile ever breaches No warmth ever teaches You love Feeling Empathy You always hate Just hate Just petiness Just anger Just spite You are lost in perpetual darkness And you are too scared to come into the light

Outer Hebrides: Transient Spaces

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Installations / Poem

When we were on holiday, I was experimenting with writing in nature–or writing with nature. The ebb and flow of the ocean, having to relent to the power of the water, made me contemplate the ever changing nature of our environment but also our selves. I thought what if we just relent, let go, let go of pain, fear, guild, shame? Let the waves wash them away? Wash away hate. Wash away your sorrow. I […]

Outer Hebrides: Go with the flow

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Poem

Again this one does not quite fit yet. Discarded wet suitsDrying in the breezeA sad looking bag of charcoalCrunched upHolding the potential for one more BBQ But not hereNot nowNot on this holidayANYMORE Sadness creeps upThe simple lifeOf our ever-so-slightly moving abodeWill soon be packed awayFor another summer August has just begunBut for us the summer is over100s of emails loomingI have 48 hours leewayAnd mentally push Against the tidal amplitude of work-life I love […]

Outer Hebrides: Relenting (first draft)

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Poem

Not yet happy with this one so bear with me The kayak moves in rhythm with the wavesWe are far out of the bayAs we paused to sort the fishing lines The swell became stronger Pushing us out even further I do not like thisI do not like relenting control of my kayak Letting go However, control is an illusionThe water pushes me on steadilyI can steer a littleKeep directionBut when a rogue wave hitsI […]