Abbie Walker shares her bonfire night poem, ‘Tissue Paper Flames’.
An essay Introduction: Word after word, write your way out of this beginning. Stand right in front of your department, and imagine your steps three years later. Main body: Imagine yourself stepping surely, swiftly navigating the rooms you’ve sat in for countless seminars. Imagine yourself knowing these paths, the shortcuts between buildings, the quickest way […]
In light of mental health awareness week, here is Jasmin Priya’s poem about mental health.
The month twas White and decked with Gold, With gifts for young, the gifts from old. We saw the films and read the books, A Reddened nose; Alone v. crooks. And then the time to mull the past, To turn to wine unmulled at last; Now, wine that fizzles, cracks, and pops. To toast […]
As we talk apples drop from the trees outside, Worms feast on the fallen glories. As we talk grey clouds fist up in the sky, Birds return to their nests. As we talk the spiders fiddle to strengthen their webs, Then sit directly watching, waiting. Winter whips around, It whips those worms into the […]
Nip into town on a cold Christmas Eve, Trying to find a present for Steve, And Mum, and Dad, and grandparents too. I’ve left it so late, there’s so much to do. Taking a peek at my meagre savings I wish I’d resisted my takeaway cravings. Is £4.75 enough to go round? I glance about […]
It’s been so long, my love, but I haven’t yet found a perfume that reminds me of you. I’ve felt you on my fingertips, inhaled you after midnight welcomed you into my days. You’ve been by my side almost fourteen years, subtle yet always there and you linger in the air making me run […]
Inky darkness ebbed and creeped, Black and cold and deeply steeped, In auburn fire of Sun’s rebirth, Pale moon above the ebony Earth. Leaves twist and writhe upon the ground, Taken from the tree, they found, The wind to be their greatest foe, Torment is torn with every blow. With Autumn comes a masquerade, A […]
Your heart is as as soft as snow drops, Your soul is a slice of heaven You are so delicious I want to devour you You would be gone in the count of seven But for now I will break through your tough shell Hold you to me, so I can be close to your […]