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Poetry

I wish I could

I wish I could be brave enough
To share the words I write in secret,
When among the shining stars
I see my every word reflected.

I wish I could walk across the sky
To reach the star shining brightest,
To implore her not to magnify
My fearful doubts, my crippling shyness.

I wish I could swim across the oceans
Aided by fierce, billowing waves,
Oblivious to the capricious motion,
Surrendering to what my spirit craves.

I wish I could talk to the hazy horizon,
Confide in it all the things that I hide
In my secluded conscience, and be brazen,
For once having shaken off restricting ties.

I wish I could whisper to the icy wind
The name that I dare not mention,
Thus releasing the truth forever twinned
With an all-consuming obsession.

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by Nara Hodge

Nara Hodge describes herself as a lover of words who is forever in love with the sheer beauty of written word and in awe of the fiercely overwhelming power of poetry.
Nara is an award - nominated poet who writes poetry in English and Russian. She has been nominated for the Russian Literary Awards 'Poet of The Year' in two consequitive years -2017 and 2018. Twenty- two of her award-nominated Russian poetry pieces were published in the Poet of The Year 2017 nominees' poetry book. Further pieces of her poetic work have been published in the Anthology of Russian Poetry 2018.
She has collaborated with Spillwords Press where some of her most powerful poems in English have been published and successfully attracted a new wave of readership. She is currently an author at the Harness Magazine and looking forward to sharing more of poetic work here.
A believer in therapeutical writing, Nara often uses writing to express her pent-up emotions and to untangle her restless thoughts. She refers to her writing in general as Restless Reflections, which is also the title of her first poetry collection in English.
Nara has a Bachelor's degree in Philology of Russian Language & Literature and a Master's degree in English & Historical Studies.

She lives with her family in beautiful English shire near Oxford, The United Kingdom.


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