W.B. Yeats & Long Legged Fly: Meaning & Meter

Originally posted on PoemShape:
Some Good References I’ve been wanting to study some Yeats. Many of his greatest poems are written using regular metrical patterns like blank verse, where the metrical pattern doesn’t vary from line to line, but many more aren’t. These poems are like Emily Dickinson’s – poems based on ballad meter. Ireland…

Review: Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief”

The first time I came into ‘contact’ with this book was in 2011, when the new English teacher decided to read us a passage on the fourth page, written from Death’s perspective: Of course, an introduction.A beginning. Where are my manners? I could introduce myself properly, but ti’s not really necessary. You will know me…

There’s a Hole in my Childhood Cloud Nine

This is something I posted on my Facebook page a few hours ago, in the light of the deaths of two horses during today’s Melbourne Cup Race. I cannot call myself an “activist”. I am not “active” in any sense of the word, because I don’t go to rallies, I don’t go to protests, I…

The Armilla Quartet

Today I would like to introduce you to a very special group of people: the Armilla Quartet. They formed last year at the University of Queensland, with Stephanie Grenning as first violinist, Tilly Watkins as second violinist, Sariah Xu as violist, and Georgia Shine as cellist. When I started my first year at UQ, I…

Violet Rain

Our campus is ridiculously vibrant this time of year. The presence of the jacarandas signal two things: the arrival of spring and the onset of exams. Generally purple is one of my least favourite colours. We used to have this huge lavender bush right outside our home, and whenever it bloomed this awfully pungent scent…

Croquis from Bristol

Originally posted on The Bit Bin:
So the last couple of weeks weren’t just about animation; we had some life drawing classes (every thursday), which usually consisted of poses that lasted from 30 secs – 2 mins. It’s been 2 years since The Drawing Academy in Viborg, and I’ve definitely gotten rusty, but we focused…

Cooling it Down || OOTD

Let it be said: I am not a fan of garishly bright pops of colour. My ideal style is simple and clean, businesslike if you will. Think Victoria Beckham type.

Journal Inspiration

Artists who sketch and use watercolours have always had my total admiration.

New Year in New York

New York is a brilliant, thriving city and I was lucky enough to spend new year’s there.

Rainforest University

Coming from suburbia and going to school in the CBD in Melbourne, it’s safe to say I’m not used to the foliage and abundance of nature that seems ever present in Brisbane. I thought I’d share some pictures I took this week with you all and show you just how close to nature I am…