Dark Angles Note 54

Welcome back to our writerly thoughts to distract, inspire and reassure you. Be well, keep reading, keep writing and know that we’re always here..


1 Writing

The prospect of a visit to a museum, theatre or art gallery is tantalisingly close. Create a gallery of your heart. Take your readers on a guided tour of what exhibits they would find there.


2 Reading

Heart to Heart

It’s neither red
nor sweet.
It doesn’t melt
or turn over,
break or harden,
so it can’t feel

It doesn’t have
a tip to spin on,
it isn’t even
just a thick clutch
of muscle,
mute. Still,
I feel it inside
its cage sounding
a dull tattoo:
I want, I want—

but I can’t open it:
there’s no key.
I can’t wear it
on my sleeve,
or tell you from
the bottom of it
how I feel. Here,
it’s all yours, now—
but you’ll have
to take me,

Rita Dove
Copyright © 2017 Rita Dove


3 Gathering

Join us via Zoom for an hour of writing and talking with other Dark Angels. We meet at 7pm UK time every Tuesday. Click here on the night. There’s no need to register in advance and we’ll be using the same link every week from now on. There’s no charge. And feel free to bring a friend along.


4 Workshopping

We have a couple of places left for the Starter Day on 9th June with Elen and Gillian. If you know of anyone who would enjoy the company of Dark Angels, feel free to spread the word.

From everyone at Dark Angels

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