Old Friends

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been very busy planning a trip to New York to meet two friends I hadn’t seen in eight years. We’d kept in touch via social media but this was the first time I would actually see them in real life. As the trip came closer, I started to worry: … More Old Friends

After the Lunch

Over the past few years, I’ve become a real fan of Wendy Cope’s. This poem just adds to that. It’s a simple setting: Waterloo Bridge after a first date. It’s a simple idea: denying you’re in love, trying to reason it away and finally accepting it. And it’s because of these recognisable elements that you’re … More After the Lunch

Interior

I was actually looking for a more light-hearted poem this week, but when I came across this one, I knew I had to share it. The internal struggle between head and heart is depicted beautifully by Dorothy Parker. The logic of the head trying to prevail over the emotions of the heart. I think we’ve … More Interior