Taken from Desire to Water

In the beginning there was desire, and desire became Will – like tulips chasing after the sun, we’d chase each other for a warm embrace. Bring smoke, bring flame, bring storm, and every trial and travesty (and we learnt the meaning of the words: “we would sooner have the void for purpose than be void … Read more

A Reading of H.D.’s ‘Evening’

H.D. Evening

Evening The light passes from ridge to ridge, from flower to flower – the hypaticas, wide-spread under the light grow faint – the petals reach inward, the blue tips bend toward the bluer heart and the flowers are lost.   The cornel-buds are still white, but shadows dart from the cornel-roots – black creeps from … Read more

10 Tips on How to Read (and understand) Poetry

Flashy, fast-paced and noisy TV shows, films, video games and more dominate our daily intake of entertainment. Coupled with that is the quick exchange of ideas on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Reading, by contrast, is a slow pastime; letting the sentences conjure up a vivid picture in your head can seem particularly … Read more