Sunday Poetry from Alex Elle & Warsan Shire


We love reading on Sunday mornings, especially poetry from these two beautiful souls: Alex Elle & Warsan Shire. Both of these poets have published works that you might want to check out if you haven't already (hit up Amazon). They inspire us to relax, love and continue to express ourselves through the art of writing and exploring. "Honestly, I don't really know what I'm doing. Half the time I'm just as confused as everyone else Walking in circles struggling to catch my breath I'm a hopeless romantic who has trouble hiding the fact that I'm extremely transparent. You can see my truth if you look hard enough. My heart has been broken so I try not to overwork her. People I love have vanished and a lot of the time I feel as if I'm standing alone. I comfort myself with the words of my poems, I drown in my own zone. Most nights, I don't sleep... I rather be underdressed than overrated. My personality is vibrant, paired with a sharp tongue and bad temper but I'm learning to turn my fire down and allow my soul to simmer I'm a cry baby and a tad bit selfish but I'm relentlessly honest about who I'm called to be even if the girl in the mirror isn't who I want to see. I walk alone on a slightly wider road because I tend to wander... I've been guilty of backtracking and I've tripped a few times forward. I'm blinded by what I'm looking for and I enjoy rain from the indoors. I don't apologize for my feelings because they give me character and poise. My pride keeps be quiet and I second guess my purpose often. I could careless is my clothes match they don't reflect my heart... Honestly, I don't really know what I'm doing. Half the time I'm just as confused as everyone else." - @AisforAlex

warsan shire quote

"You are a horse running alone and he tries to tame you compares you to an impossible highway to a burning house says you are blinding him that he could never leave you forget you want anything but you you dizzy him, you are unbearable every woman before or after you is doused in your name you fill his mouth his teeth ache with memory of taste his body just a long shadow seeking yours but you are always too intense frightening in the way you want him unashamed and sacrificial he tells you that no man can live up to the one who lives in your head and you tried to change didn't you? closed your mouth more tried to be softer prettier less volatile, less awake but even when sleeping you could feel him traveling away from you in his dreams so what did you want to do love split his head open? you can't make homes out of human beings someone should have already told you that and if he wants to leave then let him leave you are terrifying and strange and beautiful something not everyone knows how to love." - @warsan_shire

(Image courtesy: Alex Elle)