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Isobel Grace Clarke

Updated: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:45 pm

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My poetry is inspired by memories, hopes for the future, fears and everyday life. I aspire to be a novelist one day, but have an eternal love for writing and appreciating poetry. I'm quite new to writing, so please give me feedback on any of my poems, I'd love to know what you think and how to improve!


A Single Knife A single knife in the kitchen sink. Its warm blade, used and discarded. Fresh liquid dissipates gently into the water, transferring its fragile bond away from the solitary metal. The gentle waves wash over its sharp edges, Whilst its owner viciously scrubs at their hands in the pale water. Once full of dominance and purpose, It lies there, useless and despised, gradually turning cold. Its owner pulls it out of the water, Holding its handle firmly with a withered up dishcloth. They study it for imperfections Before slipping it into the dark depths of a draw until needed again. The Box I am sat inside a box, My fateful cage. I push, I scream, I curse, I kick, And yet, it stands still. Silent. Mocking me with it's security. It's steel surface scratches me with every movement, resurging thoughts of bitter isolation; It's cold chill reeling through my scrunched up bones, Mocking me with it's unfeeling presence. I long to feel warmth. A voice, a face, a feeling. I can not do this in my box. It won't let me be free. Mocking me with my loneliness.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 5th Feb 2019 18:28

Isobel don't aspire to be a novelist - be.

On Television I once saw some school children wearing protective glasses and being instructed in chemical reaction. The children performed the measuring and pouring and analysing the reactions. The commentator casually referred to the children as scientists and their work was analysed seriously. l had a shiver of understanding.
These children were being scientists.


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Paul Sayer

Sun 27th Jan 2019 00:02

Hi Isobel

Thank you for liking 'if'
Your samples are great.

Interesting outlook.


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 29th Feb 2016 20:40

I think your idea of 'single' is very imaginative, and should result in many fruitful efforts. It's a fine expansion of 'a single grain of sand' outlook on life.

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