‘Do You Remember’: A Poem by Sophie Hunt

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This week’s creative writing submission is by Sophie Hunt, a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham. Sophie studied English, including Creative Writing.

SH: In this poem I tried to capture the essence of what nostalgia means to me by reflecting upon childhood memories from primary school. I experimented with the line breaks and formatting of this poem so that I could create a visually effective piece. I am inspired by many writers, for instance Matsuo Basho, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith.

Do You Remember

Do you remember how the sunlight looked  

                                                                 (creeping) through the sombre trees?

Do you remember making 

                                          fra

                                               gile daisy chains for days on end with our tiny fingers?

Do you remember sitting in the fairy 

                                                            circ                                             high  

                                                            cle in the field, chanting in          pitched voices?

Do you remember how time simply slip…

                                                                          ped us by like it was rushing to be somewhere else?

                                                                                                  up 

Do you remember how desperate we were to grow     but we didn’t realise that    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   life was so much e a s i e r when 

we spent days  

                   under the buttery sun, distu

                                                                     rbing the trees and running away from 

nothing in particular?



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