13 Oct 2022 input
September was almost entirely dedicated to wedding planning and admin. All our hard work paid off though, as the day was incredibly beautiful and full of immense happiness. I’m still overflowing from joy from the day, and had a relaxing, necessary honeymoon with my wife. It was amazing and still doesn’t feel fully real. I feel so very lucky.
05 Aug 2022 input
In July I caught covid again, possibly for the third time. I’m not a fan of this illness! But it did mean I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands to consume media, so this edition is extra long.
08 Jul 2022 input
Summer is here and I am wilting. This month I went out to a couple of gigs and loved it. I have missed live music, especially during the pandemic.
21 Jun 2022 poetry
Our days are longest now, we hold the light
solid between our fingers, like putty,
before twirling, once more unstoppable.
These are days we dream of deep in winter,
when we are banished in eternal night.
These are days suffused with strange rare magicks,
when our flame bodies flicker translucent.
We manifest what we will. Morning sparks
alchemical. Our fingertips bristle.
Play the music! Let us unite as one
before the world tips inevitably
back towards the shortening hours of sun.
How precious these illuminated days.
09 Jun 2022 input
May went so fast. It was a fallow period creatively for me, I put nothing on this blog and didn’t send any poems out. I hid away from the flags and jingoism. But I did leave plague island for the first time in ages and took a trip to Porto, which was delightful. I also met my newly born nephew, so a pretty good month.
05 May 2022 input
I can’t believe we are a third of the way through 2022. The tulips have bloomed and died back, warmer days are just around the corner. I haven’t done a lot of writing due to life being busy but I did quit Twitter, so maybe in the future I will have more time.