Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history ~ Plato

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Storm Approaches

We're only a few days away from National Poetry Month. I'm thinking there's no better time to recommit to my space with a poem a day for the month of April.

With two huge moves over the past two years, my phone became my best friend, and Instagram my saving grace when it came to sharing my poetry. With my fourth collection in the works, I'm spending more time at the desk and looking forward to breathing a little poetic life into the Parlour.

For those who've stayed with me...there are no words I could spin to express my gratitude. 

Here's to poetry 

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Poet's Purpose

This is not a romance novel
It is not a fairy tale
Prince Charming will not save you
The enemy is not an apple

Nor is it a snake pushing wares
From forbidden places
Or an evil queen suffering
The weight of her own ego

This is life
As messy, as painful, 
As magical, as wondrous
As the miracle

Of our mistaken existence
In a world that was never meant to be
The only hope to put it into words
Is the hope of poetry 

Natasha Head 

The result of a challenge "Who Are Poets" over on Instagram...where I've been spending a lot of my time. Feel free to join me http://instagram.com/Tashtoo 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dead Poets Still Save Me

I see the same words
Over and over
Bleeding hearts
Desperate for attention
Slit wrists
Wannabe misfits
Trying to paint pain as poetry
Shallow insincerity
I write to release
But I read to escape
Returning to dead poets
Who had to work to be read.

Natasha Head