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…

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,…

The only way out is through (some writing advice)

I wanted to share something I’ve discovered, while completing two first drafts of novels and a memoir which has had a bunch of re-writes/edits, and beta readers. 4-5 years ago, I never ever thought I’d have accomplished any of this. I could never see anything through, always flitting from idea to idea, only writing when…

Updated: Poetry reading, 2nd of July

Drum roll, please! I have quite spontaneously decided to take the plunge and do a poetry reading. And my rather fabulous mother, Fanny Parow Knill, will be accompanying me on the harp. Featured work will be some of the poetry I have posted here previously, plus some brand new stuff. In July we will be…