A new poem and a video reading

Frustrated Plans

Helios’s chariot no longer brings me the sun.

Its rays that would linger on my collarbone,
warming my shoulders, cupping
my breasts with growing intensity. The warmth
would carve a valley
for the sun to fall into

with loose limbs,

a soft fall.

I miss falling into the sun,
but Helios no longer rides
and a long dark winter has arrived.

This is a little poem that I wrote a few weeks ago while I posting my NaPoWriMo project. It is about being single in the time of Covid-19. I also wanted to share a video poem with you. This video was originally recorded for Instagram and I have also placed it on YouTube. I plan to record more of my poems soon, so please do have a look and a listen, and let me know what you think!

Watch me read my poem Ways of Seeing

4 thoughts on “A new poem and a video reading”

  1. You are a very beautiful lady Constance, yes, your emotion is in your face to be read by any who take the time to look, BUT, there is no comparison to Jim Carey unless he has gone to sleep and suddenly woke up looking like an angel.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, I love the concept of you reading your work, your facial expressions capture the emotion of the words so well, it gives the poem a different dimension.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I still feel very awkward when recording videos! Hopefully I’ll get used to it over time. Yes, my face is very expressive; I just have one of those faces. A bit like Jim Carey 😀


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