Lullaby for a Hairy Baby

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It rains in big fat drops, that drip and drip
and the cat tremulously purrs and purrs
as he lies in the folds of the blanket,
looking up at me with an upside down head.

His tail sways back and forth, back and forth,
a content and constant metronome ticking away.
He buries his head into me in a delicate shuffle.

Rain drops outside are dripping and dripping.

Previously published in HAPPY: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Happiness and Being Happy, 2017. 

Sylvia Plath poem prints – 8 designs

 

As well as selling the Sylvia Plath ‘Poppies in July’ print , there are now 7 other Sylvia Plath themed prints on Etsy.

There are designs inspired by the following poems –

1. ‘Poppies in July’
2. ‘Edge’
3. ‘Poppies in October’
4. ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’
5. ‘Lady Lazarus’
6. ‘Thalidomide’
7. ‘Winter Trees’
8. ‘Morning Song’

A Buy One, Get One Half Price offer is currently running on these designs, just select the option in ‘style’.

See the designs on Etsy here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/519635841/sylvia-plath-poem-prints-8-designs

Publication – Koru Mag

Recently my poem ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was included in issue two of Koru Mag. You can read my poem and the rest of the issue for free here – https://issuu.com/korumag/docs/koru_mag_issue_two/21

I have also written a blog post looking into the poem, explaining my thoughts when writing it and why I thought the Sleeping Beauty fairytale was an apt intertext. See the blog here – http://korumag.anjulietepohe.com/2017/07/24/guest-post-kirsty-a-niven/ 

Nightfall

When night floats down upon this town
and tickles the roofs and steeples,
my hand begins to itch and twitch.
It sees things in the dark that eyes cannot,
images that call to only it.
A twinkling star can become a character,
a sienna streetlight a love poem,
the faint thrum of a heartbeat, the metre.
My fingers dance across the page,
leaving inky footprints trailing after.
When the lights go out and everyone sleeps,
my pen awakens.

Previously appeared on the Journeys Dundee interactive map.

Mystery Bundle!

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Wuthering Mites is now selling themed Mystery Bundles!

These print sets will be sold as surprises and come in several themes and sizes. For repeat customers, they will be guaranteed to be different every time. The image above shows examples of what you could get! The above prints will also be available upon request.

The current themes are –

  1. Women of Rock
  2. Rock Icons
  3. Book Nerds
  4. Disney
  5. Gothic

These bundles come in 5 sizes.

XS – 1 small print £3.00

S – 3 small prints £8.00

M – 5 small prints + 1 small bag of confetti £15.00

L – 1 large print, 6 small prints + 1 small bag of confetti £25.00

XL – 2 large prints, 7 small prints, 1 large bag of confetti + 25% discount code for future purchases £35.00

(Small print = 4 x 6 inches, Large print = 8 x 10 inches)

Find out more about the mystery bundles here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/530937296/mystery-bundle

Ships worldwide.

Set of 6 Nightwish prints

A set of 6 prints inspired by the symphonic metal band Nightwish.

Numbered as pictured in the images above:

  1. A print depicting the band with singer Anette Olzon, with the lyrics to ‘Turn Loose The Mermaids’.
  2. A postcard design featuring the lyrics to ‘For The Heart I Once Had’, with references to other songs from the album ‘Dark Passion Play’.
  3. A print of Nightwish with current singer Floor Jansen, featuring a line from the song ‘Edema Ruh’ –
    “The verse we leave with you will take you home.”
  4. A print of the band’s first singer Tarja Turunen with the lyrics to ‘Nemo’.
  5. Original photography from a graveyard featuring the lyrics to ‘Sleeping Sun’.
  6. A print featuring the lyrics to ‘Elan’, with a damaged velvet background.

These designs can be bought individually as well as part of the set. Comes in two sizes, 6 x 4 and 10 x 8.

See the set on Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/541960457/set-of-6-nightwish-lyrics-prints