7 Places to Find Poetry You’ll Love

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Finding new poems to read in this massive soup we call ‘the internet’ can be a very daunting, frustrating task. Where does one even start? Simply googling ‘poetry’ doesn’t always give the best results, and always reading the same authors may be a bit unfulfilling.

Here are seven places to find some new poetry; poetry to inspire you, comfort you or broaden your mind.

1. From your favourite films, books or series

If a poem is part of something you already love, chances are that you will enjoy it too. Look up (the full version of) a poem from your favourite film, and maybe try another one by its author. I, for example, learned Shakespeare’s 116th Sonnet by heart when I was sixteen because I was so moved by the scene in Ang Lee’s Sense & Sensibility where Marianne recites it in the pouring rain. (Pretentious drama queen much?) Continue reading “7 Places to Find Poetry You’ll Love”

TWT Day 6 || A History of Modern Art

TWT Day 6 As a birthday present one and a half years ago, I got to choose a book from my grandparents’ large collection of art books. I chose this one because I really like impressionist and expressionist paintings, but I also wanted to extend my horizon a little and learn more about other movements in modern art. This book has “1549 illustrations including 291 colour plates”, which shows that it was published a while ago (1977), but I think that only adds to its ‘atmosphere’ :). I haven’t read all the text but I did page through it quite a few times. I also own a book on Magritte, one on Van Gogh that I recently (to my own surprise) read cover to cover, and a thin one on Rembrandt.

In the top of the image you see a row of library books on metafiction that are helping me write my dissertation :).

Do you have a favourite painting? Mine is probably one of Van Gogh’s, but it’s hard to decide which one.

‘The Weather Today’ is a challenge I set myself in which every day(ish) I will take a random book from my bookshelves and write a few sentences about it.

November Favourites: Amazing Paper Art

Paper Landscape Illustrated by Eiko Ojala paper landscapes illustration
Paper Landscape Illustrated by Eiko Ojala

Why do I call my monthly favourites after the month we’ve just left behind? Sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? I’ve decided to do a brief November Favourites post and then jump straight to the December favourites – right in time for the holidays. Stay tuned for book themed Christmas ornaments!

This beautiful landscape as well as the featured image were made by Estonian artist Eiko Ojala, who works digitally, but without the use of 3D- software. He draws everything by hand to create figures, landscapes and even book covers that look as if they’ve been cut from paper. I admit it was a bit of a bummer when I found out that these amazing images weren’t cut from actual paper, but they are still amazing to look at. You can find more of his artwork on his website. Continue reading “November Favourites: Amazing Paper Art”