13 Jan 2010


especially at night
I feel my head
racing at a hundred and one miles
to take in every thought it can
and make some theory
or pattern
or map
to live the next day by
to live a little better
a little fuller.

its too much,
I want to send my head
to an abrupt slumber,
no thoughts
just stillness.

Not always,
but sometimes
especially on train trips
and afternoon walks
my head
does what it does best;

a new headland
of sailing ships. cardboard waves.
tea cups. butterfly kites.


  1. So beautiful Emily. And I love this lady even more. Sigh...

  2. Often it is in those hours some of the best thoughts come!

    Beautiful words from a beautiful heart Emily!

    I trust you are well...
    My love to you and your Alex!

  3. I'm really resonated with where your head's at lately. Thank you so much for sharing...

    (and for your recent comment on my SP blog. I feel like so many are too scared to tread in her waters, and it's nice to feel safe and feel together...)

  4. I know what you mean about your head wanting to go to sleep and just STOP THINKING!
    As if your last drawing wasn't beautiful enough this one just blew me away!
    Your on a creative buzz aren't you?

  5. This is my new favourite sketch by you :)

    Also, I like the new header x

  6. So beautiful, I think you must write and illustrate a book of poetry, or ten! And how fabulous to think that you will soon be in my little NZ! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog too x x

  7. I couldn't help but think of Terry Gilliam's 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' after looking at your sketch...
    I can't explain the weird ways my brain functions ;)


  8. Emily - that is a beautiful sketch...an adventure has been embarked upon - sailing the high seas! I hope all your wedding preparations are going well! Love Martine


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