Poetry has been an amazing helper for me in figuring out and surviving this last year. I've found solace and comfort in these words and I wanted to share some of the ones that have meant a great deal to me and make them into a little piece of art that I can put on my wall.
‘front door’ by Imitaz Dharker is a poem for those living in a different country to the one they were born into.  i think many of us will be able to relate to what the poem is describing and know that specific feeling of being ‘high on the rush of daily displacement’ and that thrill of having a double life.  whenever i feel homesick or like i don’t belong anywhere, i read this poem and i somehow feel better. 
I've been really enjoying creating frame by frame animations and this one is one of my favourites - a front door that opens to a new, exciting and colourful world.
‘love after love’ by Derek Walcott is a poem about becoming friends with yourself again. Whatever we've been through or whoever broke our hearts, the only person that can really help and soothe us is ourselves. But we more often than not ignore that person the most and this poem is a daily reminder to always come back to ourselves even in the darkest of times. 
‘your task’ by Rumi is a short and eye-opening poem about love.  For anyone who has ever wondered why love has not found them yet, the answer might just lie in these few simple, yet mind-blowing words - you just gotta tear down those walls.  After i first read it it kinda hit me, making me think ‘of course that’s it, simple as that.’
Another frame by frame animation. 
this is my first romanian poem i’ve worked on and one of my first commissions. this excerpt from the poem is about remembering that we have time on our side, to go easy on ourselves and the people around us and try to learn how to love. here's the english version of the poem:
We have time for everything.
Time to regret that we made mistakes and time to make mistakes again,
Time to judge others and to absolve ourselves,
I’ve learned that your charm is useful for about 15 minutes to manage in life
Afterwards, you should better know something.
I’ve learned that it takes years to earn trust
and just a few seconds to lose it
I’ve learned that real friendship continues to exist despite the distance
I’ve learned that it is not enough to be forgiven by others
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I’ve learned to love
to be loved.

‘now that all your worry’ by hafiz is a poem for the overthinkers.

especially during this last year, i think we’ve all experienced this and it’s reassuring to discover such a simple and straightforward way of looking at things. worrying about something is like going through that thing twice, which sounds a bit pointless. hafiz’s words may not solve all your problems but it might give your brain a moment of relief.

other projects

Back to Top