hiraeth: Prepared. 

​I guess I always knew  That my place in your life  Would become a tangent to  Things more present and alive I guess I always knew  That my voice in your head Would dwindle to a distant hum Like background static  I guess I always knew  That the things I had to say Would take…

hiraeth: Shut up. 

You may wish for me  To remain silent   To send my voice Hurtling into oblivion You may wish for me  To be docile  To quickly render my  Opinion sterile You may wish for me  To helplessly sink  In the quagmire of your  Raised voice and pitch You may wish for this  You’re epicurean, after…

hiraeth: Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion: Nothing in the world is single;  All things by law divine  In one another’s being mingle  Why not I with thine?  – Love’s Philosophy  This poem need not just be about romantic love;…

hiraeth: Marie Howe 

“Understand, I love you, even as I turn from you like this to run breathless down a dim and disappearing street behind a man who squints at house numbers, bewildered, about to say something I want to hear” – Apology  Time tests even the most deeply felt emotions – love chief among them. Love, despite…

hiraeth: Hayden Carruth 

“I have a sorrow that’s not wholly mine, but anothers” -On a certain engagement south of Seoul  We often carry around the weight of others’ troubles and sorrows because we love them, but it gets us down.  If their sorrow is being shared, endure. If it is being dumped, leave. 

hiraeth: Nonetheless. 

When lightning  Strikes a tree  It asks not  Permission  When raging fire Consumes a forest It asks not  Admittance  When biting frost Freezes lungs  It asks not  Consent  When disease  Claims a body  It asks not  License  When anger  Burns a soul  It asks not  Acceptance When negativity  Darkens a smile It asks not  Allowance …

hiraeth: Vacuum. 

The world is full of rain Just not enough earth  To soak in the clouds’ kiss  In overnight rebirth;  The world is full of music Just not enough silence  Of people simply listening  To their breaths, their essence; The world is full of beauty  Just not enough beholders  People who believe that not  All that…

hiraeth: Discovery 

​Find novelty  Find peace  At the edge  Of sanity  Find love  Let it be  Find a hidden Melody Find a cloud  Follow it  Drink in the sky Savour it  Find madness  Light it up In some recess  Of your mind  Find a wish  Let it breathe  Somewhere special In discovery. Wrote this for a friend’s…

hiraeth: Poem 

Words in my headCrashing Screaming For attention No order in themOnly Entropy Seeking redemption Truest of true They’re allA poem About you.

hiraeth: 3AM 

​Twinkling lights, small                                      And bright on the horizon Perhaps stars fallen to Earth, but forgotten. And I, the lone witnessTired and awake at 3AM, My grimy train window is Now a thing of revelation. Fluid lights, they move theyDance, they…

hiraeth: Undress. 

​​Some are warships  With frenzied sails  Canons primed  Harpoons aimed Some are chandeliers  Layered in light  Multi-tiered  Cascades of white Some are bridges Stair after lofty stair  Bridging gaps between Nowhere and anywhere Some are glass  Transparent, fragile  Easily shattered  Hard to come by  Some barely wisps  Undulating terrain  Like memories forgotten  No longer safe  These…

hiraeth: Unravelling. 

​You, me, us  The cosmos Unravelling In your eyesRings of brownShards of whiteA spot of blackMy visionReflected backTo my flittingEyes, so trepidWill you stay Will you vacate The gilded throneOf my heart Will you part Will you cast awayThe anchor Of my weight Has it been heavy Suffocating Blinding light or Blind darknessI’m grasping on Hanging on To anythingYou, me, us The cosmos Unravelling.