I think you know enough from what they say From crumbs of silence Always in the way I think you know from the boundaries of people where there is core How much lifetime there is in a soul.
It has been an anxious few months for all of us. So much so that I almost forgot that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health gets swiped under the rug often but the pandemic has brought many of these anxieties out into the open. Mental Illness is now more than a fictitious character […]
And there was no art to her cry There were no stories in her eyes You looked at her that time But you didn’t love her even when you tried She asked for a miracle, a pair of eyes That saw her even when she couldn’t see the light Prayers are laryngitis nightingales A Frankenstein […]
I’ve been fascinated by Charles Bukowski‘s poetry for quite some time now. He is the world-renowned author of poetic masterpieces such as Hollywood, Ham on Rye and Women. Some of my favorite poems of all time have been written by him. It comes as no surprise to me that he is known as the ‘patron saint […]
Self-publishing has never been as popular as it right now in the digital age. With books such as Still Alice by Lisa Genova, E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy and No Thanks by E. E. Cummings making it into the mainstream, we can say without a doubt that traditional publishing is far from being the […]
There’s an undoing to everyone In their hiding places In their dare not’s Is a weak camouflage What are you not When you can be anything Absolutely anything . Nature left trinkets To the one who looked harder Deeper Why did you say no When you could’ve said anything? The doors you didn’t open What […]
Black Milk is intriguing to read because it is Elif Shafak’s recounting of her struggle with postpartum depression. Because it is Mother’s Day, it is even more important to discuss literature that construes the dark and underrepresented side of motherhood. For the writer of some of my favourite books such as ‘The Bastard of Istanbul’, […]
I have been writing poetry for a long time. I started when I was 12 and it seems I haven’t stopped. I was curious about this particular style of writing and at the time it felt like such an impossible thing to do. How a couple of lines could have such an enormous impact and […]