Fresh eyes + poetry.

New term. New season. New vision.

For someone who's been wearing glasses for around 15 years, getting a new pair of glasses every two years is a welcome refresh. But only since opticians recognised that most wearers of glasses consider them to be a key part of their personal style and probably want something sleeker than a pair of Coke Bottles.

My eyes see the world in soft focus so I wear them all the time (well, most of the time) and as I gravitate towards black clothing, I try to add colour from accessories: bags, shoes, glasses. Admittedly, they're not the most colourful or exciting but they suit my needs.

To break them in, I ordered some new reading material.
I attended a mentor session a few months back where Selina Nwulu - current Young Poet Laurate for London - gave a talk and recited her poem Curriculum Vitae, which resonated with me. As I'm slowly getting back into creative writing, I'm sure her chapbook, Secrets I Let Slip, will provide some great inspiration. I received Hashtag Poetry# - which explores the hidden poetry in Twitter - as a gift from the publishers, which was a nice surprise!

Are you into poetry or creative writing? Any suggestions are more than welcome :)


  1. Oooh, I remember Coke bottle glasses - definitely had a few pairs as a kid! I'm also getting back into creative writing. I think it helps to keep a notebook to jot down ideas as they come!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

    1. Ha, I'm glad the style has evolved since then! And defo, I have both a paper notebook and a few note apps on my phone, looking forward to reading :)

  2. I'm getting a new pair too! I like those pairs :)