Yrsa Daley-Ward: bone

In her debut poetry collection, Daley-Ward strips the complexity of sensuality, mentality, and spirituality down to its bone. By cutting straight to the human sufferings, her poems are powerful yet accessible. Even though I don’t read as much poetry as I should, I appreciate the simplicity in her prose. Here are a few of my favorites:

battle

Loving someone who hates
themselves
is a special kind of violence.
A fight inside the bones.
A war within the blood.

wine

It’s never too late to be wise.
See how your spirit has been
fermenting.

lesson

The difference between attraction
and compatibility

how it kicks you in the belly every
now and then.

Support