Say hello to my second Instagram account, @mangoeface! I got inspired by this account called @subliming.jpg, which is run by an artist who illustrates inspirational quotes. I decided that this type of format would be a cool way to showcase some bits of my poetry and just express my general thoughts and feelings.
Welcome to another Required Reading! Like the last one of these posts, I’ll be sharing some of the literature that has made an impact on my life. This post’s theme is resilience – resilience in the sense that life’s greatest trial is making it through it all without losing your mind or losing yourself. Each one of these pieces really holds a prominent place in my heart, so I hope you take an interest in one and have a read of it yourself!
Ask me what my favourite book is and – as if I were talking about a lover – I’ll say I just haven’t found it yet. Nonetheless, I’ve read a lot of stuff in my lifetime that have made a lasting impact on my thoughts and just generally who I am as a person. So with that, I thought I’d introduce a new list series called Required Reading – compilations of some of the best poems, essays, short stories and novels that I deeply appreciate and/or identify with. I thought I’d compile them by “vibe” lol, so this post’s theme is affection.
Sharing one of my favourite Nayyirah Waheed poems today.
I have just been invited to make an account at Hello Poetry, so come show some love at http://hellopoetry.com/sabinasysa!!
I discovered the site after a google search lead me to it while trying to get a Neruda fix last Saturday. I originally went on it just to read some stuff, but when I saw that you could also make an account and post your own personal poems, I was all for it! I immediately requested an invite and a week later (it felt torturously longer than that) I was granted an account. So yeah, stay tuned to that if you wanna get down and dirty with the inner workings of my mind 🙂