Poem: Sometimes I Think About These Things

Sometimes I think about these things.

Sometimes I ask myself: what is it that I strive for?  Continue reading “Poem: Sometimes I Think About These Things”

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Poetry attempts inspired by Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey”

For my nineteenth birthday about a month ago, I was lucky enough to be gifted two copies of Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey”. (Note to self: you may have hinted to too many people about that gift.)

When I accidentally came across Rupi’s work on Instagram, my attitude towards poetry changed completely. Suddenly , I realised that poetry did not necessarily have to be something written several centuries ago in a language that cannot be understood by a mere mortal like me; poetry could be simple and relevant, and it is precisely this that makes it so beautiful.

I read through the book in about an hour (while taking a short study break to eat some lunch), and by the end of the day, I already had an idea for a short poem. And then another. And then another. Continue reading “Poetry attempts inspired by Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey””

An Attempt at a Poem: “A Country That Exists Only On Paper”

As the news reporter condemns “the boat people”, your uncle continues to work in the building industry despite his visitor’s visa.

As the student group of feminists holds their meetings during lunchtimes, your cousin marries a man she has met online, for marriage is her only chance at a better life abroad. Continue reading “An Attempt at a Poem: “A Country That Exists Only On Paper””