Thursday, December 14, 2017

Melbourne 2017

The other month I went down to Melbourne to shoot this wedding and stayed at a lovely Airbnb, home of a florist and subsequently filled with plants and flowers (and lovely books). One book I read from cover and cover was 'note to self' by Connor Franta. The book is filled with stories and poems and photos and reminded me how much I enjoy writing little poems myself. I ended up filling my notebook with a poem a day and I'm going to scatter them through this post for you guys :)

I had to travel 
to get lost
to know I
wanted to be


it takes a few turns to
find my true north
I adjust my backpack
and sling
my film camera
over my shoulder
peering down alleyways.
I've drawn myself 
a map creased in
my pocket and
as I dart across
to the shaded
side I ignore
my sore feet and
imagine all the wonder
waiting for me.

There's a fake flower
on the table
a dead rose
upon the fridge
a coffee book
glossed with petals

and within the glass
cabinet, a tiny bottle 
entrusted with rose mist.

my stomach holds
a tiny whirlwind
inside and my

hidden hands
shake inside
my pockets.

you can ask

yourself to be brave
and only hope
in return, you'll



  1. AHH
    I've been writing poems non s top lately too.... but I'm so nervous about sharing them. Maybe I'll take inspiration from you sharing yours? I don't know! I'm so not confident about my writing. I really like yours :)

    1. Oh yes, please do! I understand though, they feel a little more soul exposing, oppose to normal blog writing which to me is just translating thoughts. Although I guess that's what poems are as well! The moral of this story - SHARE YOUR POEMS!!! :) :) :)

  2. I absolutely love this line - you can ask yourself to be brave and only hope in return, you'll listen."
    And I love how this place gave you so much inspiration!

    1. It fueled my creativity for sure, I think next year I'm going to work hard on trying to switch up my routines to encourage this more :) We'll see how that goes, I really do like my boring orderly life a lot :P


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