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…

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,…

Poem: A Change in the Weather

I like rain, I tell myself. I would rather bundle up against the cold than face the slick sheen of sweat and sunscreen that feels heavy on my face and distorts my vision, – an inevitable consequence of summer. And all of this is true. But, as the heat rolls in, with its pungent floral…