Tag: poetry

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Humans Have It the Worst

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. In case you didn’t know, I’m a serious overachiever. I usually apply myself to overachieve in areas where overachieving is worthless. In keeping with this admirable principle, I’m currently publishing my n-th post in a 20-day writing challenge series, where n equals a lot and certainly more than

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Finding Everyday Inspiration: BBC Poem

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s writing task doesn’t involve writing. Just as well. The instructions are to mine what’s mine. One suggestion is to look at your own tweets and use them to create something. Another suggestion is to look at your tweets and use an automatic tweets-to-poems generator. I’m game. Or

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Finding Everyday Inspiration: Woods

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s prompt combines the textual and the visual. Four stock photos are set to choose from and use as a launchpad for telling a story. I’m not a great storyteller, that won’t do. I’m great at decision paralysis, which isn’t really great either because I devote more time

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What I Hated the Least Today 136/365: (Not) Healthy

And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me. The water I taste is warm and salt, like the sea, And comes from a country far away as health. —Sylvia Plath, “Tulips” I blogged about pain management yesterday, mostly because I found

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What I Hated the Least Today 135/365: Pain Management

The tulips are too red in the first place, they hurt me. Even through the gift paper I could hear them breathe Lightly, through their white swaddlings, like an awful baby. Their redness talks to my wound, it corresponds. —Sylvia Plath, “Tulips” I’ve been suffering from a new kind of pain the last ten days.

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What I Hated the Least Today 121/365: Labour May Day

I celebrated Labour Day by labouring on my research paper, which I hope to publish in an obscure academic journal. The deadline for submissions was 1 May, and I started writing on 30 April, deploying the classic tactics of motivation through pressure. My paper turned out somewhat differently than what I promised in the pre-approved abstract.

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