Monday, 21 February 2011

Wild thing, you make my heart sing...

His words and my interpretations
must’ve got caught up in a hurricane,
mixed and muddled up till nothing looked the same.

Was it all just my imagination?
Or did you feel something too?

Boy, I was in love with you...

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up."
- Neil Gaiman

Friday, 18 February 2011


Since my favoured area of Creative Writing is song lyrics, I thought I'd post one of the first songs I ever wrote, a recording of which can be found here.


The beauty of no dialogue in a movie
When the strings can speak for the sad scene
Better than their lips can stutter out.
The way the lover cried over the gurney,
The day the mother let go of her baby
When she grew too old for her.

Nothing says I love you more than harps and violins.
And what better way to make me cry
Than listen to the way you sing to me so sweetly?

The lullaby Daddy sang to the baby,
The woeful cries of the choir in the cemetery
When he had to say goodbye.
And oh, how they always say “That poor boy was only young.”
And Daddy always blames himself for not hiding the gun...

Well, nothing says I’m sorry more than the sound of weeping strings.
What better way to say goodbye
Than listen to the congregation sing you free?

Nothing says I love you more than harps and violins.
What better way to make me cry than listen to the way you sing so sweetly?

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

"I opened the book and found a universe inside."

So I'm Hannah.

I'm in my final year of uni studying Creative Writing and I had to start this blog as part of the course. This whole "blogging" business is all rather new to me, so, bear with me.

I'll post something by Monday, so... watch this space? That's something people say.

Until then,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Hannah

PS - The title of this post is a quote from my favourite book: Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts. I highly recommend it.