I wanted to write a love poem, but all that would come to me were words about my eternal hope for flirtation and enchantment. So here it is; my gift to you, this Valentine's Day. Be mine?
Today is Time to Talk Day – 24-hours put aside to remind us all why mental health should be part of our conversations every day. I've written a personal poem that seems perfect for today. It's my way of talking.
I sat down to write an epic and hilarious love poem one Sunday afternoon...and came up with this, instead.
Here's my first poem of 2019; an ode to the New Year's resolution – the human app upgrade.
At the weekend, I attended a Christmas poetry workshop run by the brilliant Artfulscribe in Southampton. We were asked to create a piece reflecting on a childhood Christmas memory; this is what I came up with. Merry Christmas!
Did you know I was live on air last week? Listen to me talking about slam poetry and performing one of my own pieces on BBC Solent
It's an interesting concept; finding hidden poetry within words chosen by someone else. Using a simple black marker and an old paper to create something new.
I'm ever more aware of how my body is changing as I get older; and though I still have a lot of anxiety about how I look, I have found that I am more at ease with my imperfections than I was five years ago.
Today is my birthday! What better way to simultaneously celebrate and recognise my anxieties about ageing, than write an Honest Haiku?!
I wanted to write a little poem dedicated to this time of year. It's not witty, or clever – to be honest it's pretty basic – but it's full of my love for flame and spark.