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Yes I think I'm slowly loosing it.

My artist comments recently are going a little bit strange and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.


When I was in school there was a poem we had to do for English called "Island Man" by Grace Nichols (anyone doing GCSE English I felt that shudder) and while it wasn't a fave of mine back then- it most definitely is now. Its funny how stuff like that just comes back to you. Island Man came back to me when suddenly I realised I hadn't heard birds singing outside. Not once since I've been here. As insignificant as that seems- its crushed a little piece of me, and the longing for home has increased tenfold.

Island Man

and island man wakes up
to the sound of blue surf
in his head
the steady breaking and wombing

wild sea birds
and fishermen pushing out to sea
the sun surfacing defiantly
from the east
of his small emerald island
he always comes back groggily groggily

Comes back to sands
of a grey metallic soar
to surge of wheels
to dull north circular roar

muffling muffling
his crumpled pillow waves
island man heaves himslef

Another London day

~Grace Nichols
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MeanbreedDave Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a true country gal ;)
Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You can take the girl out of the country but cant the country out of the girl </3
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December 4, 2016


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