English poet Emily Hasler combines words in a whimsical and deeply affecting way. In this poem, she invites us to explore the world, explore creativity, explore feelings, and dedicate ourselves to ‘the twin and warring gods of Precision and Wild Abandon.’
Who can resist a clarion call like that?!
Emily Hasler is an English poet. Born in Suffolk, she studied at the University of Warwick for a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and an MA in Pan-Romanticisms. She now lives in London. This poem is from an unpublished sequence of four poems called The Map Lover; we found it in The Guardian. Hasler’s latest work is Local Interest. It ‘maps the friable and slippery landscapes of south Suffolk and north Essex: estuaries and water meadows, coastal defences and disused decoys, possible futures, and forgotten pasts.’ (Heads up! We treated ourselves to the ebook — it’s fantastical and fantastic.)
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