Sunsets- Momina Arif's Blog
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The Sunsets

You’ll learn to catch time in its infidel steps You’ll learn to keep your sunsets inside  When people you love are retracing  Learn to see their midnights Ticking, turning.  Learn to accept when they’ve let go Learn to see things before it’s too late  Learn to be brave. Braver than words Learn to be brave […]

Hotel of Saints by Ursula Hegi Book Review (2)
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Hotel of Saints by Ursula Hegi― Book Review

From the author, of Stones from the River, the Hotel of Saints by Ursula Hegi is an extraordinary collection of short stories that sometimes make us smile and sometimes drive us to tears. This book of short stories takes you different places such as Germany, Mexico, and the United States. The variety of characters and […]

The one- Momina Arif's Blog
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The One

I don’t want to be in love anymore It has been a tiresome make believe And I’ve not lived better in it’s shadow I’ve not softened over the edges I’v become scornful And vile and iridescent Demanding of answers that love cannot give That not loss can make simple Are all of us made to […]

writing competitions to enter in June 2020
Writing

Writing competitions to apply to in June, 2020

Writing competitions provide you with much-needed exposure and by competing with other writers you can become better at writing. Almost all writing competitions provide you with some sort of theme or prompt which you then have to build your story, memoir, or poem around. This is great because it helps eliminate procrastination and the overwhelming […]

22.12.13.1- Year of Sorrow
Year of Sorrow

22.12.13.1

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 […]

writing lessons from Charles Bukowski - Momina Arif's Blog
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Writing lessons from Charles Bukowski

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 […]

17.6.15 Year of Sorrow
Year of Sorrow

17.6.15.

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 […]