It’s been much too long since a book post on this blog. In fact, I think my last one was my 2015 Book Round-Up. For my sixteenth birthday, I was lucky enough to get many books; today I am just showing you the ‘classics’. Although most of these I was given, I did buy ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and ‘The Outsider’ at a market in Cambridge for just a couple of pounds!
I wrote this poem about a year ago now, and I thought I would share. It’s rather cheesy and cliché, especially the last para but I remember being really proud of it when I wrote it! Plus, it’s one of the few rhyming poems I have yet written.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend and I took a trip to the Tate Britain in London. I’ve been to the Tate Modern before, and personally I’m not a big fan of all the modern art. However, the Tate Britain is a stark contrast to the Modern; it is home to many older paintings.
Whenever we have a London trip planned, I like to visit TimeOut to check out what’s on in London at the moment. I found out about this Pablo Bronstein exhibition involving live dancers. This interested me, and I knew my friend would like it too, as she is really into dancing.
When I say I read poetry, I mean it. I drink it in, pages and pages of it. As the title may suggest, I have found a new poet who I adore. Although she may not hold the title as my favourite poet, Savannah is amazing and deserves more recognition.
What I particularly like about her poetry is how meaningful and heartfelt it is; she has recently released a book of her best poems, however before then the way she published them was through YouTube. Her voice is so raw and gorgeous, and in fact her slam poems NEED to be listened to instead of read.
PLEASE watch this, it’s so important: