Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Homesickness in the form of rhubarb pie (a poem)

So I was going to write this really epic post about asylum seekers in Australia for today. It was going to be super well researched and professional-ly, probably with the proper margins and font size and Harvard referencing and the whole shebang. Then I looked up and it was 11:00pm, I had just finished my homework and I still had no blog post written. Hence, I've decided to grace you all with one of my poems I wrote last year when I was visiting Canada. (I am not responsible for any injuries that result to your brain and/or eyeballs from your choice to read the following poetry. I am not a poet. You have been warned.)



The Clouds were Rhubarb and 
Strawberry Cream a Careless Chef 
had Dripped onto the Tile

saskatoon berries
lukewarm tea
cousins
canoes
picnic bench
slivers
pie crust
laugher
canadian geese
fold-up chairs 
relax
plastic spoons
moss
corn-on-the-cob
oversized sweatshirts
smiles
mosquitoes
photos
pine needles
crumbling trailer
family

home

8 comments:

  1. I love this! It's makes me think of those simple days with family and friends when nothing eventful happens, but it's pure contentment and just home.

    PS-- kinda hope you didn't completely give up on the that AU asylum post. i got a little excited about it ;) but I totally get the not-staying-up-until-6am-because-school

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley!! Yeah, pure contentment is pretty accurate :)

      P.S. I totally didn't, check back in a few days ;)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I really appreciate it!

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  3. I like the simplicity of your list poem. We only get the images, but we know how they are all connected and significant to you. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! I really appreciate your kind words :D

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  4. VICTORIA! HI!!!!!!

    Way to make me feel homesick for Kenya!!!! This poem is beaut and I'm so glad to be typing this comment! Man, I missed the blogosphere. Also, that photo? Take me to Canada!

    (Speaking of Canada geese, I saw some fab Canada goslings the other day. Massive and fluffy! They are one of those many little things that remind me I've come home.)

    So glad to be here, can't wait to hear from you! How've you been? You must be starting uni soon? Or already started? (Ignorant Brit doesn't know how Australia works.) Lots of love! <3

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    1. EMILY OH MY GOODNESS YOU'RE BACK!!!

      Hehehe anytime, anytime ;) Thank you so much! I'm so glad to have you back, it's been waaaay too long!

      Ohmergosh I'm so jealous, it's been way too long since I've seen one. Hahaha I've been massively busy with uni but it's been really good. I'll head over to your blog ASAP and read all about your adventures :D

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