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The Truth About Homesickness #3 - The Honeymoon Phase

I was told before I moved that when I first got to South Africa I’d experience what’s knows as ‘The Honeymoon Phase’. This is a phase that happens for an varying amount of time straight after you move. 1,101 more words


Another poem of longing and yearning

Inspired by the song ‘Carrickfergus’, sung here by Van Morrison, a more sentimental, ballad-style poem about the longing for home.

I hear the gulls cry in my dreaming, 125 more words


Green, growing thing (a poem)

Green, growing thing

by The Participle Dangler

I am a green growing thing

Stillness and thick, soft moss

While underneath the pillbugs and the little mice… 87 more words

Kodak Moments

It’s safe to say that I have a picture-taking problem.

It started way back in 7th grade, when I got my first digital camera for Christmas. 1,048 more words

Hiraeth: a longing for home

Sacha Black’s latest writing prompt is Hiraeth, which I think is a Welsh expression for a very deep longing, a yearning for home. This is the theme of the poem of mine, … 170 more words


Short and maybe not so sweet... Life in Phnom Penh (for me)

Living in a foreign country is not easy, any traveler will tell you that. It is hard to be away from what is familiar, what you know and love. 625 more words