Possible Bio for Future Memoir + Throwback Thursday

Erasure Poem #66, gel pen on paper, (Sketchbooks 2022), © N Nazir 2022
Text source: The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Eyes
like a sucker-punch,

“gifted”
yet alien,

and a penchant

for being smart

by mistake.

*

Happy National Poetry Day, folks! ❤

*This poem is obviously an ironic bio. Does anyone else relate to it? 🙂

And my Throwback Thursday tune this week is…

This is my favourite version of this song (Under the Wave) though it doesn’t have an official video. But it is simply gorgeous. I defy you not to enjoy it 🙂

In case you’ve never heard of Erasure, they’re a synth-pop band from London that was popular in the late 80s and early 90s with hits like A Little Respect, Love to Hate You, and Blue Savannah. They consist of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke – Clarke was also an original member of Depeche Mode before he left to join Erasure and Yazoo.

What are you listening to at the moment, pray tell? 🙂

When the Sun Starts to Set

Erasure Poem #35, watercolour & gel pen on paper, © N. Nazir 2021
(sourced from Noctures by Kazuo Ishiguro)

half-shrieking
you don’t make sense
but I think you have
a great perspective on things

the truth is
you sound like
a bubbling flame
on a biting breeze

*

the stars mark the end
of our poetic evening
a strolling momentum
a pause
in the atmosphere

*Happy International Women’s Day. I know this poem isn’t particularly femme-related but it’s not another war poem at least.