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February 2019

creating nature poetry water


February 5, 2019

there is a choice we make / even as we are tumbled by ocean waves / even as currents unravel our resolve / we can be lighthouse or rock / sea-foam or anchor / navigating in circles around each other / we scupper ourselves on distant horizons / if you saw me drowning would you save me? // all of these tiny misunderstandings fall like raindrops / deliberate & relentless / I am soaked with I’m sorries / cannot take…

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February 4, 2019

I am shedding lives / sloughed off & let float out to sea / I cannot tell you that this is who I am / only that this is who I am right now // I have folded myself into every conceivable shape to suit the expectations of others / & still I was not enough // when finally I wash up naked on this shore / the sun burns away self-loathing / I watch it lift like fog as…

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Inviting Iris

February 3, 2019

some days feel like crisis / tumbling through an existential fog / where meanings are keys & I do not understand the lock / do not understand what is being said / do not understand my own thoughts / I wish for beautiful things / & realise I cannot recognise love / cannot give love / until I know the beauty of myself / today I discover Iris & think on her three petals: Love, Creation, Ceremony / these are…

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Vegan pate

February 2, 2019

Made a vegan pate and it was delicious. What inspires my cooking is whatever’s in the kitchen at the time. I always loved this approach by Nigel Slater and find it works best for me too. A few years ago I got into the habit of making Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall’s beetroot hummus and I was thinking of that when I made this. Peel, de-seed & chop a butternut squash into chunks. I’ve had this squash in the cupboard for weeks and…

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