Mirror: noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər, mi-rər\ ii) something that gives a true representation.
Neighbour died yesterday. Well. She was found yesterday. Had been dead for weeks. Slipped and banged her head in the shower. Lay in the bottom of the bathtub like a sponge, single-handedly soaking up the streets water supply. They rolled her bloated corpse out on a gurney, swollen and soggy. It took six men to … More Good Neighbours
He was fleeting. He flitted. He never stayed still. He would appear on the subway and in the shop, in glimpses and lingering looks and every time he wore a different face. Scarved in december, hunched into his coat with eyes you hoped were haunted. He had fallen out with his mother, or his brother … More The Muse
When the tide draws breath on a misty morning, he sits on the shore and draws breath also, hair pulled into the sky by soft wind groaning through aching trees that defiantly grow, hunched into the shifting sand, bare of leaves, back bent like his is, the man in the shade, his bones creaking as … More The Man on the Shore
She clings like cobwebs to the corners of the room, pieces that once were ‘mother’. Outside, the street lights splinter through the trees and cast spindly fingers across the floor of the bungalow as rain drums a mocking heartbeat against the window panes. It had been light when I had arrived, weary after the wake, … More After.
Widely recognized as a paragon of modernist poetry, The Waste Land depicts a world in crises that mimics the despair and disillusionment of Western society following the First World War. During this time, Ernest Hemingway popularised the term the ‘lost generation’, referring to those who came of age during WWI. Characterised by the widespread disenchantment … More T.S Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’: The Disillusionment of the ‘Lost Generation’.
In The Flesh is a BBC3 show that follows the rehabilitation of ‘zombies’ (called Partially Deceased Syndrome or PDS sufferers in the programme) back into normal society after they have been cured. One of the the many things that struck me about In The Flesh was the use of visual imagery to further convey the … More Isolation and Otherness in ‘In The Flesh’.