It’s funny, I had a dream last night and while I can’t remember much of it, I remember a part of it where I was cleaning the dirt off a load of patio tiles, disposing of weeds and dirt, and revealing patterns etched into the tiles themselves. Those patterns were basic mandala shapes, which remembering now feels strange and ethereal considering what mandalas are. … More NaPoWriMo 2022 – Poem of the Day: Unravelling
It’s National Poetry Month this month, and Camp National Novel Writing Month, so I decided I’d try to write a poem each day for the month of April.
If I achieve it, I’ll create a book at the end of it and hopefully get it published, with proceeds going to a chosen charity. … More National Poetry Month: Poem of the Day
This International Women’s Day – and for life in general perhaps, here’s a poem about rising. About women, about humanity, about the essence of life itself.
Have a read and share your own thoughts and feelings about the words. But also feel free to share links to your own creative outlets, be it words, art, drama, or however you are creative. … More Poem of the Week: ‘Rise’ – Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022
I find it ironic that I wrote this piece last night at a quarter to one in the morning. I dunno why it sparked into my head, but I just felt the words bubble up, flaring like the fire I write about in the short piece below. … More Weekly Reflections: Numerology and Poetry – The Meaning of 22.2.22
This last week marked the Autumn Equinox, so as we’re officially in Autumn now, I wanted to share seven books I would absolutely recommend every autumn. They’re just packed with magic, fairies, ghosts, ghouls, and history. Every one of them. … More Super Seven Books for Autumn
visited our local museum today. It’s about a ten minutes walk away from my house, in an old white-washed house with a thatched roof, with lovely arched windows and a manicured lawn in front of it. It sits just on the edge of the main road through town and I have walked past it numerous times while walking our dogs back from the beach. … More Weekly Reflections: The Subject of Future
Today is the autumn equinox (it falls between the 21st to 23rd of September every year, actual date depending on the year), so I felt an autumnal poem was in need. I know I’ve written a few poems about the season, but I really liked how easy this was to write. … More Poem of the Week: Autumn Equinox
Oh my god. Talk about a rollercoaster of a book. It had highs and lows (in terms of people dying you really wanted to live), and that ending… I honestly can’t get over it. After I finished the book I spent the next ten minutes just saying the words ‘Oh my god’ over and over again. … More Book Review: ‘Godsgrave’ by Jay Kristoff
We’re always struggling with ourselves, desperate to do more, to be more, to prove to yourself and others that we are here for a reason.
I know I’ve struggled with this over the years. … More Weekly Reflections – The Magic of You
This book had all the hallmarks of a teenage drama. The premise – Murder meets The Breakfast Club really intrigued me as I quite enjoyed that film when I myself was a teenager (wow, it’s been 15 years since I grew out of my teenage years… how sad). … More Book Review: ‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus