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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"She would fill endless notebooks with stories about the characters in her life, their impressions, words, friends, lovers, inspirations, fantasies. She spent her days dreaming up worlds where they fit together in visions; the if only, the never again, the someday. Those who knew her best would describe her as a creature with a clear and sometimes painful sense of herself; furious with ideas and convictions, to a point that she frightened love away with discernment and a relentless strength of character."

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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