Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dancing at Dusk

I just wrote this poem which I wanted to share with you all as I do enjoy sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear your opinions.

Stars skip and skim
Leaving trails of sparkling delight
Ingrained upon the night sky
Such is the thought of you
You flutter behind my eyes
And dance upon my lips

Like fairies seen at dusk
I close my eyes and there you are
Treading silently forward
And dancing in a spiral
Of our own making
I am your bride,
Wedded to an image of you

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Looking Through The Rain

Once again I have a poem to share with you and I hope you enjoy it.

Waiting in the rain, I think of you
The chill nips at my heels like thieves
Chasing me endlessly through the night
Thoughts shape my mind
Like an artist, forming me in clay

The rain continues to fall
My hair drapes over my shoulders
My seaweed veil
Droplets hanging to my eyelashes
Forming winding paths down my cheeks

I stand and wait 
Straining forwards into the darkness
For a glimpse of you

The houses light the street
A warm orange glow fizzling against the rolling blackness

I would love hear what you think and I just want to also say thanks to all my lovely followings as I have just hit 100.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Writes of Passage

I saw this on Sensitivity And Flair's blog and she scored 18/50 on how many of these she had read. I decided to also give it a go.

Books that will...Scare You
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Rats by James Herbert
The Shining by Stephen King
1984 by George Orwell
Lord Loss by Darren Shan
Score: 1/5 - I've only read 1984 out of these as I am not big on scary books and, I must admit, 1984 kept me in a state of terrified paranoia for a while.

Books that will...Teach You About Love
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Forever by Judy Blume
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
3/6 I have read Pride and Prej, Jane Eyre and Anne Frank's Diary and wholeheartedly recommend all three of them.

Books that will...Make You Laugh 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
1/6 - have only read Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging but that was a while ago. It's a great teen series though - it's so funny!

Books that will... Transport You
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Percy Jackson (series) by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
1/6 - I have, of course, read Gatsby. I've read bits of Harry Potter and The Life of Pi too but not the whole thing.

Books that will... Change The Way You Think
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
0/7 - oops! I have intended to read these but I do tend to read more classic stuff so a lot of the contemporary books I haven't read.

Books that will... Make You Cry
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
My Sister's Keeper by Jodie Picoult
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
2/7 - I've read The Kite Runner and Of Mice and Men. I've got a few of the others on my shelf too.

Books that will... Help You Understand You  
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
0/5 - oops again! Many of these are on my TBR list that I haven't got round to.

Books that will... Thrill You
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Gone by Michael Grant
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Divergent by Veronica Roth
0/7 - double oops! This is embarrassing...

Overall I got a measly 8/50. Oh dear! Better get reading..

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A Seasonal Poem

Long term readers of my main blog may have seen this poem before (yes, sorry, another poem - but a book review is on it's way!). I initially wrote it for a competition to write a poem about Spring to the win the prize of a regular slot in a magazine - I then realised they were pro-hunt and didn't want anything to do with such a magazine. 
Anyway, long story short, you now have a poem about Spring before you. Enjoy!

Wind and snow, rain and sleet
Mighty oaks refuse defeat
Their leaves now fallen, perished by
Frost and snow that mounts so high
The robin chirps tunes immense
Its feathers being its one defense
Against the numbing frost and snows
And with each day the chill does grow

But as the months flitter by
A hint of change catches the eye
Daffodils raise their weary heads
Arrays of yellow filling beds
And sun seen so long ago
Rises again, everything aglow
A golden globe beaming bright
Filling grey skies with pools of light
Flittering through the blades of green
Emerald fields shine supreme

With sweet sorrow, a short goodbye
Singing a final verse then soaring high
Crimson middle, wings outstretched
Nostalgic emotions it does fetch

As cold memories are swept away
The children return to their play
Games forgotten throughout December
Re-embraced until September

When wind and snow, rain and sleet

Return triumphant in their feat

I hope you enjoyed this poem and I would love to hear any comments you have on it.
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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Words of Moths

I know that on this book blog I seem to post nothing but poetry but it is all I have to post at the moment. I hope you enjoy this poem and I would love to hear what you think of it.

Night after night
Like a moth sipping on the rays of the moon
My head is filled with recycled words
Recycled emotions
Watching love encapsulated in a line
In a song only just longer than a breath
Like relating a single snapshot 
To everything outside of it
To look at a glass of water
And to say that
In this glass lies the vastest oceans
Do words only give us an impression?
Are there ever enough to describe something
So powerful as the human heart?

I hope you liked this and I would love to hear your opinions.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


I just wrote a poem which I want to share with you. It's about Sunday and is a bit rough around the edges at the moment but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

That life were an eternal Sunday
Then would it truly be one of glee
To cast aside the rags of earthly responsibility
And reconvene on this lazy afternoon
To spend my time casting thoughts upon the Heavens
And meet within the velvety freedom of
A time unconscious of time
When one can lay back and not feel guilty
And feel the hidden wonders of life
Within these few hours which hide within the promises of tomorrow
I have no qualms about the strenuous storm of a Monday
If I can sit back and soak myself in the calmness of a Sunday

I hope you enjoyed this and I would love to hear your opinions.
You can also tweet me at @TheEmeraldDove.