"There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures". - Shakespeare
Hello, lovelies. I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL on this blog for a while, aside from the occasional Instagram post. I quit work last month to try and focus on my studies a little more, and to do some more productive things that were more centred on my degree. This link is the result of the latter; my friends and co-students at UCL have set up an online literary journal and I’ve written my first article for them, naturally, on Virginia Woolf.
If any of you follow me because of my intense obsession for her, it’d be lovely if you took a look at what I have to say!
Hopefully going to get back to some more regular blogging soon. In the mean time, hope you’re all having a wonderful Spring (if that’s possible with this incredibly odd weather we’re all having lately.) Much love.
Submit it under a pseudonym? It’d be fun to come up with one. W. S. Bannerman, J. E. Cotswold, H. O. Potts, Matthew Wallingford, James Bucknall.
It’s less of a problem of admitting that the poem is mine, and more of a worry that it’s nowhere near good enough to submit into a competition. Though I’d always fancied using my first and middle initial as my pseudonym, but J.D. Salinger just had to go and take that from under me, didn’t he? Rude, frankly.
Desperation to enter into a poetry competition with incredible prizes in great conflict with a bludgeoning self-doubt of poetic skills and insecurity of own writing.
As of this moment, I am listening to Laura Mvula and catching up on The Canterbury Tales. I’m in my room with lights lit low, and Seb is asleep in my bed with a book still in his hands, glasses slightly askew. I just finished writing my thank you cards to give out in work tomorrow for my last shift.
And quite honestly, right now I feel washed with a feeling of sublime. It’s really quite wonderful to be here, and I haven’t felt this content in a very long time.