This haunting cover of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World vibrated through my bones this morning like it contained secret messages about the world, about my life,that I was meant to decode. Messages of haunting sadness, things lost, inner strength found. What did this stir for you? Ordinary World Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue […]
Breathtaking writing from S Francis at SailorPoet
Brilliant. Scathing. Powerful. “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” (from “The Hamilton Mixtape”) (feat. Residente, Riz MC & Snow Tha Product) [“Yorktown” sample:] [Hercules Mulligan:] And just like that it’s over, we tend to our wounded, we count our dead [John Laurens:] Black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom… [George Washington:] Not yet [K’Naan:] I […]
Just listen Stormy’s rap: Yeah, I don’t know where to begin so I’ll start by saying I refuse to forget you I refuse to be silenced I refuse to neglect you That’s for every last soul up in Grenfell even though I’ve never even met you That could have been my mum’s house, or that could have been my […]
Speak to me of summers past when cool, damp grass reached for bare feet with long grasping fingers as we ran through the night quicksilver chasing fireflies through an indigo sky living completely in the moment us, on the cusp of adulthood you, innocently offering cupped hands to hold moonlight for me the radiance you captured carved your image into […]
Two of my favorite WP writers wrote two very different pieces this week that left me with very evocative images of fireflies. S. Francis tries to capture the mysteries of the human heart.
Originally posted on S. K. Nicholas:
? It’s a Sunday, and I’m not thirty-two, but eight. My parents are in the back garden. Dad’s manning the barbeque while Mum’s playing with Monty dog and I’m jumping down the stairs three at a time then I’m running back up and sliding down on my belly and even though there are monsters…
Aurora Phoenix knocks my socks off.