You make me wish I could write poetry.

There are two things I categorically can’t write.

The first is greetings cards. Each time I’m challenged with one I spend twenty minutes chewing the pen, trying to draft a funny, thoughtful message, only to eventually bail and resort to the standard ‘love from Claire xxx’ – which is often followed by a drawing of Grimace from McDonalds, or Rex from Toy Story. (Seriously.)

The second is poetry.

I’ve written exactly four poems in my life – all of which consisted of little more than a string of clumsy rhyming couplets, all of which were only ever written for fun.

Which is why I’m not ashamed to admit that they’re basically an insult to real poetry.

Real poetry is supposed to be far more magical than the idle nursery rhymes I’ve created.

It’s supposed to be heartfelt emotion, which makes all the sense in the Universe but is still very confusing. Something you can read twenty seven times and still go back to find new lines to fixate on.

Most importantly – at least for me – it’s supposed to make you feel as though it’s been written just for you. And once you’ve read it, it should almost feel like there is an invisible connection between you and the poet.

Personally I never got any of that with William (Shakespeare, Wordsworth or Blake.) I got it a little bit with John (both Milton and Donne) but I get it the most with Gabriela.

She writes incredible words which speak to me. (I felt it as soon as she mentioned Cassiopeia.) It was actually quite unnerving because it felt like she’d composed something that was entirely for me. It created that invisible connection between us, and now I feel like we’re friends.

Friends who can share something special.

Friends who share something special, which resulted from the beautiful things she does.

She has difficulty believing that she does anything beautiful, but she does.

I hope one day she makes the decision to share this beauty with more than just a screen. I hope she proclaims it to everyone. I hope she reads it out loud, proudly, to a round of thunderous applause. I’m hope I’m there to hear it.

I’ll tell her I knew it all along. ❤

  One thought on “You make me wish I could write poetry.

  1. Theastronomicalpoet
    June 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Reblogged this on The World Through My Eyes 🌙 and commented:
    Thank you for being such a beautiful soul and A great Friend ❤


  2. Theastronomicalpoet
    June 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    It’s truly amazing how unpredictable life is. I was just getting home from a walk and I see on my stats that I’ve been tagged on a post. As I go on, and I read the beautiful words that you wrote I started to cry, but I cried with the biggest smile on my face. The last year of my life has been the most beautiful, yet the hardest and darkest time of my life. I started writing just for this, to touch others through my words. I wanted to be the voice to those without it , those Who have been shut down and silenced. I wanted to be the voice for those who have been made to feel like their feelings and words aren’t amazing enough. Poetry is my favorite language because it’s the only one that allows me to be me. I never thought that anyone on this site would care enough about my words, or that I would meet such a great person. Thank you. You have such a beautiful soul Claire. I reread your words a couple times because it truly amazed me that there are such amazing people on this planet. I truly am blessed to know that I have such a beautiful friend like you.


    • June 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Ahhh I’m so glad you liked it so much 😊 I was going to message you to tell you to check out the post, but I thought it would be a nicer surprise if you found it for yourself 😊
      I meant every single word – your poetry is amazing. You are amazing 😊❤️⭐️

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  3. June 8, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Thanks for sharing, I will head over to check Gabriella out! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. June 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    that is a great post,so lovely and cute)

    love your blog btw) what app do you use to edit the pics?) xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 8, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much 😊
      I have a few photo editing apps, but my two favourites are Font Candy and LiveCollage. They’re pretty easy to use and they’ve got a load of good fonts and filters – I’d definitely recommend 😊


  5. June 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    You’re such a sweet person and a really nice friend. I love this post!😄

    Liked by 1 person

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