We’re halfway through January so I think we’re all done with resolutions. That’s why, this week, I’m posting a slightly different January themed poem: a true love sonnet by Pablo Neruda. It’s not all rosy, which is probably why you can feel Neruda’s love and aching so well. I hope this poem can help you … More I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. Thuli Madonsela
It’s been a while since I posted a poem by an anonymous author. But this one just struck me with its simplicity. A clear message, a straightforward rhyme scheme. A great poem for a great start of the New Year.
Like many people, I only discovered the talent that is Amanda Gorman when she performed ‘The Hill We Climb’ on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. For New Year’s, she wrote another piece, which I find just as moving. In this poem, she reflects on 2021 and themes of … More New Day’s Lyric
With Christmas still lingering in our hearts – and stomachs – the new year is already coming up. More food, more wishes and of course, resolutions. As American author Ella Wheeler Wilcox aptly puts it: what can we say about New Year that hasn’t been said a thousand times? But maybe that’s exactly what we … More The Year