Tag: Poetry

Creative Writing

Loving Your Body

Kia is watching herself in the mirror and She doesn’t look like herself; She thinks she did once; She wishes she did now; She never will again. Kia is watching herself in the mirror and Where there was once the sharp jutting of rocks There is now ripe grassland, May green, lingering with soft sweet-scented…

Creative Writing

An open book

8:00 Leia Butler Confused blinks A stretch and a yawn Hesitant clumsy movements in the wake of dawn 8:05 Creased eyebrows Rumble rumble Gorging on cornflakes to appease the grumble 9:00 Arms wrapped around chest Lips starting to turn blue Toes wriggle against the fur lined shoe 12:00 Veins popping with hues of purple and…

Arts

Book review: 2018 UEA Postgraduate Anthologies

Poetry This years’ anthologies have recently been released and they are as brilliant as we have come to expect due to those from years before. Egg Box Publishing has once again successfully rebranded the books, using different colours and patterns to distinguish between the different volumes. The poetry volume is slender, but full of wisdom…

Creative Writing

A shadow of love

much often do we begin the creation of an end the creation of a shadow of love which is often seen but never felt and much often do we feel that emotion of longing- -the longing of brighter days with flowers blooming in full power in raw emotions why do you slip away, Ophelia? why…

Creative Writing

An Alphabetical Floral Companions Guide

Aloe Vera: Short-stemmed succulent with thick and fleshy leaves Serrated edges of small white teeth That smile as he soothes your burns and bruises. Chamomile: Tiny daisy flowers bloom on long stalks Reaching to the sky with its yellow core surrounded by white rays A sacred herb born of the sun. Echinacea: Hermaphroditic Purple in…

Creative Writing

for Wonu

the light that comes in contact with her skin won’t change the fire in her heart light is meant to solidify                       to beautify but in this situation, it won’t temperate anything. Like Concrete on Facebook to stay up to date

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Interlude

The sea recedes before the second flood, sucked up into the horizon. Here fish are stranded, searching a dull expanse like eyes to a blank page. It’s pleasant though, for me at least, wading through windows and wrinkles to rest at the shoreline. The calm before the second flood. Take a while to watch the…

Creative Writing

Discovery

Every day is a revelation. Even though the fantastical illusion of youth has been overshadowed by dreary routine, there is still wonder woven into the fabric of life. Day by day, we roll on like sand dunes on the horizon of a lonely desert — waiting for something to captivate us, like everything seemed to…

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