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

At Twenty-Eight

Last Sunday, I turned 28. So naturally, when I came across this poem, it felt like fate. Although my life looks different than the life Amy Fleury describes, I could still relate. Because some things are universal. Like dancing in your kitchen on a Friday night. I hope I’ll still be doing that when I … More At Twenty-Eight

Sonnet 98

I was actually looking for a poem about spring gardens, in line with these sunny spring days full of blossoms. But then I came across this one and it dawned on me that I hadn’t posted a poem by the Bard for some time now. So, because of the lyrical match between spring and love, … More Sonnet 98