Arts · Poems

There are few things more terrifying than poetry

Obviously, yes, there’s dying and spiders and being forever alone. But also poetry. Reading it, writing it, showing it to other people… argh. I blame Sylvia Plath, who sits comfortably at the top of my list of ‘things I wish I’d written’. (Other favourites include most Florence + the Machine lyrics, His Dark Materials, and… Continue reading There are few things more terrifying than poetry

Arts · Emotions · Thoughts

I’m not very good at forgiving myself, either

And people just untie themselves Uncurling like flowers If you could just forgive yourself But still you stumble, feet give away – Florence + the Machine, ‘Various Storms and Saints’ The irony. I wrote all that stuff about forgiveness, but I completely forgot about forgiving myself. Which is, admittedly, an entirely different and incomparable task. And… Continue reading I’m not very good at forgiving myself, either