The poet writes about how loneliness is bearable when it is a little poetic.
An ode to the loneliness and sadness that has overwhelmed many of us as the world around us rapidly changes.
Meiko Kawakami lures her reader with a touching title, and a prologue resonating with it. She prepares us for a story that we may have read, heard or watched …
'Bareness does to a body, what poetry does to a mind'.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the roots of our family – our parents – have left us, and the trees are left behind to grow by themselves.
A poem on losing loved ones to COVID-19 while watching the government brutally mismanage the situation.
We never really learnt or adapted to actually be alone with nothing but ourselves – to pause, to think, to wander and wonder.
'Is happiness a common resource? A river that flows through every household?'
A poem on how relationships change under turbulent circumstances.