The one you didn’t see coming


Recently I’ve been absorbed in the simplistic yet incredibly profound work of poet Lang Leav. This young woman is such an inspiration to me. While my writings tend to border on overly complex analogies and musings, she manages to capture in just a few short stanza’s a heart-breaking rhetoric of human emotion. Her poems are melancholy, vulnerable, unapologetic works of art.

She is the international best-selling author of Love & Misadventure, Lullabies and Memories and winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her book Lullabies, was the 2014 winner of the Goodreads Choice award for poetry.

Below is a small compilation of her work, particularly pieces that have touched me personally. I hope you, too, will find inspiration in her bittersweet truths.











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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

One thought on “The one you didn’t see coming

  1. You really described it better than it is. I wanted to like it but it seems rather dull. A little bit of with mixed with some platitudes. I guess it’s because I abhor free verse and it’s very human and I am not an empathic person at all. Sentiment isn’t my thing. Oh well.


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