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Day 5 – Polar Night (a theme given as a gift)

I love writing from words or themes other people give me – please, if you feel like there’s anything you want to be turned into poetry, head to the form which will send your suggestions to me. I love them mostly because I always find something which I wouldn’t otherwise write – it pulls meContinue reading “Day 5 – Polar Night (a theme given as a gift)”

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Simple things – day 4

Constantly looking for the next innovation or new way of doing things shifts the focus of work in such a way that depth disappears – I prefer growing things, repetition and practice, research and lots of failure, and I think the trick is to focus on that repetitive work, not finding something extraordinary (it appearsContinue reading “Simple things – day 4”

Exercises in patience pt. 3 – This time, also in Finnish. Sama suomeksi.

This poem is, in a way, very personal. I haven’t felt like this in a long time, and I actually started writing about the weird situations where you realize you are both the person you were before and a person you are now – especially in relation to how I am both Iquiet and veryContinue reading “Exercises in patience pt. 3 – This time, also in Finnish. Sama suomeksi.”

Exercises in patience pt. 2 – Presidential poetry & call for participation

Todays’ poem is unsurprisingly inspired by the election in US, but I also took something from the walk of the morning where I counted thousand steps to try and slow myself down. The aim wasn’t to make a perfect count (I’m fairly sure I skipped from 729 to 780 somehow) but to engage my mindContinue reading “Exercises in patience pt. 2 – Presidential poetry & call for participation”

Exercises in patience – The curious case of footwear and a new project (there is too many of those)

For me, finding ideas to write about has never been especially hard – they are everywhere. I’ve always struggled more with the labour of bringing them out in the world in such a way the chaos within me becomes understandable to others as well. I often get to a point where something is nearly doneContinue reading “Exercises in patience – The curious case of footwear and a new project (there is too many of those)”