The first hot days of the year made me look for a poem about summer. Never expected I’d come across this one by Louise Gl├╝ck. Last year, this American poet won the Noble Prize in Literature. Reading this poem, I can understand why. Images of summer and autumn linked to feelings of desire and isolation … More Summer

Sea of Strangers

Always nice to discover a new poet to fall in love with. In her poetry collection Sea of Strangers the New Zealand novelist and poet Lang Leav invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment. This poem really moved me, so I guess I’ll just have to read … More Sea of Strangers

The People Upstairs

Sometimes you just come across a poem that really resonates with you. Like this one, about noisy neighbours. Unlike Ogden Nash’s neighbours, mine live two floors below me. And yes, I still hear them. But reading this poem made me laugh about it for the first time. Just because it’s so true. The exaggerations and … More The People Upstairs

Daisy Time

Snow in spring, why not? Last week, it felt more like Christmas than Easter. Even though I love to watch the snow, I am ready for the sun and colour of spring, with its blossoming trees and the first flowers. So, if the weather wouldn’t give me that, I was going to find it in … More Daisy Time

A Thank You Note

Today is my mom’s birthday, so that calls for a special poem. That tells her how grateful I am. And how much I have learned from her. It might not be the biggest gift, but sometimes the smallest gifts are the most special ones, right? At least, that’s what I take from this poem by … More A Thank You Note