An irregular occurrence

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
I don't normally talk about personal stuff on here, not really sure why, maybe because I don't want potential employers to see my personal life. But something happened recently to me that isn't great but that has led to me writing a lot more frequently. So I thought I'd share a couple of poems, because I'm not really sharing much else at the moment on here... so why not?! And if you like them then maybe I'll share more in future ;)

The Hive

From the eyes up all is a blur
Colours bleed and lines merge
Words are slow and thoughts are...
Tired.
From the jaw down all is alive
Teeth tight, jaw clench, heart pound
Twitch and tap, wring flick dab,
Senses atune to all that surrounds
Alert, aware, protect the muffled hive of my head.
The smoke is thick at present.
They are asleep though, not dead.

Signs

Bitten beds, flaking and frail
A tell-tale sign of the sorry tale
Dry mouth, dampened palm
Evidence of the truest harm
Pain that won't recede
It's your fault - you didn't heed
The warning, the amber light
You conceded, you gave up the fight
Ignored the signs, far too old, too wise
To need advice from one undisguised
By niceties, free from 'oh no I'm sure it's fine'
So of your own free will you crossed that line.
What did you expect
For them to protect...
You?

Obviously I don't want to assume anyone thinks my words worth plagiarising, but it goes without saying that these are written by me and so please don't use them without permission. 

Hope either you somewhat enjoyed reading those, or at least they struck a chord with anyone who's feeling anything similar. 

Harriet x

P.S.
I made the most delicious thing EVER last night so I might just have to post the recipe here for you. Beware, it contains a lot of cream, and pastry, but you will never enjoy leeks this much that it's worth the calories. YES. 

Update!

Thursday, 4 April 2013
Wow! I haven't posted in ages and a lot has happened in that time. The main reason I haven't posted is because I got into drama school, which has basically taken over my life. I'm on a one year Acting MA at East 15 Acting School, which is amazing, but also very intensive and time consuming. 

I also spend 5 days a week wearing black, black, black. My trainers are black and pink, but apart from that I'm pretty devoid of colour. Except for my hair! So I don't get much time to even think about, let alone wear nice clothes to post here. So I apologise for letting this blog go, hopefully when I graduate I'll have a lot more time to keep up with it.

I finish this summer and then go back for a couple of weeks in September for my industry showcase and then that's it. I'm out into the real world... finally! I graduated from Bristol last summer and spent the summer in Edinburgh doing a couple of plays. I think I'll be spending this summer in London, hopefully working and earning money!

I spent this Easter in the Lake District with some friends, just escaping from work and pollution! It was nice to get away into the mountains and spend time eating, playing board games, watching films, visiting little villages and walking in the mountains. 

Here's a couple of photos from this Easter, hopefully I'll be able to update a bit before the summer, but I may not. I'm going back to London tomorrow to get on with all the work I have, and then the last (and longest) term starts on the 15th and we have a hell of a lot of work!! So if you read this then thanks for popping by and hopefully I'll be back soon! 




Harriet x
 
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