Just a place for me

Just a place for me, a poem about finding space to be one’s self. Benbo Smith captures that longing for the individual space we all covet.

The poetry of Albert Camus Quotes

Through the use of quotes from the works of Albert Camus we discuss the poetry of his writing and his ability to address the human condition.

Flowers of the Arctic Wind

Tamiko Ono's delightful short poem reflects on a moment of joyful togetherness in a cold world.

Hope is the thing with feathers

Arguably Emily Dickinson’s best-known joyful work. This is a poem that brings light to a much darkened world.

I Prefer a Horse

With overtones of Stevie Smith, the poem ‘I prefer a horse’, on the surface delivers a light relief.

A Red, Red Rose

‘A Red, Red Rose’ also known as ‘My Love is like a Red, Red...

The Forest Is My Tonic

A journey poem reflecting on the arc of emotions of a traumatic dream.

I think I’m done with TV

I think I'm done with TV, It's no longer really me, I see more in the mind, Than when I am blind, I...

Last Night As I Was Sleeping, a reinterpretation

Antonio Machado's poem is a classic of the "healing" theme.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

William Wordsworth's classic of English poetry, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud will always remind me of spring days....

Life in Green C#

Breaking the synaesthetic barrier, Benbo Smith's short poetic narrative reflects on ourselves and our place in the world. Perhaps we...

On the drowning of Ophelia

Did the branch break by divine intervention or did Ophelia overburden her soul? Tamiko Ono's new poem discusses the...

The Disciple – A prose poem by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's prose poem about Narcissus. An apt and poignant betrayal of his insecurities?

The Iris and the Moon – A prose poem [Fragment]

The withering triads of despair moved through the veins of the iris that late autumn morning just as the...

Night Shift – A Prose Poem

Arrive at scene after blueing the night. Men and children in fright. Car upended, body suspended. Racing pulse of...

William Shakespeare Sonnet 116

William Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 is our sonnet of the week.