A poem every day – week 4

Dear readers, As the fourth week of my attempt to write a poem every day in 2023 draws to a close (for more information, see my post from January 1st), I’m still having a lot of mixed feelings. I feel like I’ve done some good and interesting work, and I’m sure some of these pieces…

January 24th: Legitimate interest (A poem every day)

Today’s poem is just a bit of light-hearted fun. Don’t tell me I’m the only one who gets increasingly annoyed by this phrasing…. Poem 24: Legitimate interest You are not my friend family member confidant I am not a minor under your protection I do not require a guardian So I, Sarah Thompson, being of…

A poem every day – week 3

It’s getting harder (That’s what she said! – Sorry, we’ve been watching The Office of late…). On the one hand I’m doubting the merit of this project. I often feel like “having to” write a poem every day means I end up with work that is partially unfinished but I need to wrap it up…

A poem every day – week 2

Dear readers, We’re another week into January, and another week into my project to write a poem every day this year (for more information, see my post from January 1st). It’s already becoming a bit of a challenge to stay motivated and inspired, as I crave variety and newness in everything I do. So it…

A poem every day – week 1

Confused? Check out my post from January 1st. So, it’s been eight days since I started my poetry challenge, and I feel it’s going fairly well so far.  I have written a few poems I like, and a few I don’t much care for. It’s taken me between 20 minutes and a few hours to…

New year, new challenge: a poem every day + a newsletter (monthly)

Dear readers, Happy new year! 2022 was a pivotal one for me in many ways. We moved house We moved halfway across the country in order to pursue a quiet country life in a small village, surrounded by woods. This has long been a dream of mine, being an HSP and finding city/suburb life increasingly…

Poem #1: Wheel of the year

What does the number mean? YouTube video link. ——————————————- Light’s elusive joy filtered through the trees A promise of spring wafting on the breeze The stillness of moss on soft forest floor wilful wily waves crashing on the shore Leaves turning golden, then orange then falling Foxes and geese and wild winds are calling Breath…

Poem: The Plum Tree

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdD3K84oyvI ————————- Preamble: It’s been a busy month-and-a-half with moving house and doing my poetry reading last month, but we are more or less settled in our new home in a small village in Drenthe. It’s beautiful and peaceful here, with some proper woods nearby, where I’ve already enjoyed a few walks. Still,…