Pen and Paper


The summer before I started university, I did a few creative writing workshops. Once, we tried some verse poems (I wrote a villanelle). I liked following a template. It gave me a guide in the otherwise limitless and daunting realm of poetry. So I thought I would try it again for this week’s post. This time, I tried a pantoum. I followed the format of Another Lullaby for Insomniacs by A. E. Stallings as… Read More

In an old creative writing class, we wrote poems modelled on a section of the poem ‘Jubilate Agno’ by Christopher Smart, known as ‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’. I chose, during this time, to consider my bus driver. Since I wrote this poem, my home has changed and the bus drivers have changed, but most of this still applies… My Bus Driver For I will consider my bus driver For… Read More

Where do the daffodils all go When winter months are almost here Amidst the vicious, stinging snow. Their fragile skin is frozen slow, Their stems are paralysed with fear. Where can the daffodils all go? The icy, cruel winds do blow And pierce the flowers like a spear Amidst the vicious, stinging snow. Above their heads the inky crow’s Raw tune marks the end of the year. Where can the daffodils all… Read More

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