Autumn Leaves

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I find Autumn very inspiring. There are so many changes around us and so much to see. Knowing that the trees would be turning, I took my camera and headed to a nearby park to take some Autumnal snapshots. The following Tanka was inspired by the sights andContinue reading “Autumn Leaves”

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and as a long-term sufferer of Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder, I thought I’d share some poems I have written that reflect my mental illness and how I felt.Writing poetry has helped me greatly through my worst depressive episodes and still helps me today. It is, for me,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Berries Bursting Red

I always find Autumn (or Fall) a most inspiring time in Scotland. The colours of leaves on trees and berries on bushes. The lighting come dusk on a dry day with pinks, oranges, purples and blues in the sky. Even the cloudy days with smeary rain and droplets making ripples in the puddles. It wouldContinue reading “Berries Bursting Red”

Journaling

“I read somewhere recently that you shouldn’t wait for a certain moment in time to start something.  So here I am on a Wednesday 29th September at midday starting a new journal…” There are many sources across the internet that champion the mental and physical benefits of journaling.  Other last couple of years I foundContinue reading “Journaling”

Poetry – Storm

Quite often when writing poetry I find myself drifting towards the imagery of water and of storms. I find it a great way to describe tumultuous feelings but not only that, the powerful nature of the sea and weather is something that I have always found inspires awe. No matter our technological advances, we areContinue reading “Poetry – Storm”