Artistic Melodrama in A Minor

artistic melodrama in a minor

Image by @dearoctopus4

Inspired by a modern art piece in a gallery near Wellington. Published in Idle Ink.

Black Friday

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Image by Kevin Main

A poem about Black Friday sales, which shouldn’t even be a thing in the UK. Published in Minus Paper


I Write Because

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Image by Robyn Watt

A short poem about my writers brain, which I read aloud at Toonspeak’s Sonnet Youth² on 19th February.

Is Love A Violent Feeling?

is love a violent feeling by sophie mcnicol

Image by Sophie McNicol

 A more serious, defensive love poem. Published on Minus Paper.

Metal Hell

metal hell

Image by Sophie McNicol

A comic poem about the trials and tribulations of braces. Published on Winter 2016 issue of Oletangy Review (p29)

Ode To A Snail

Ode To A Snail

Image by @dearoctopus4

One of the first poems I ever wrote, in praise of the common snail.

Pocket Mirror

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Image by Magical Reality Photographic Art

A poem about the last gift my father sent me as we were becoming estranged.

Remembering The Golden Days 

A heartfelt poem inspired by the death of my Nana. Published on the Winter 2016 of Oletangy Review (p30)

Self Aware?


Image by Nina Soto

A poem about me in ten lines. On the website!

Showbiz Mother


Image by Sophie McNicol

Written for my own mum, as she tends to come along to my poetry readings and cheer very loudly. Jokes aside, she has been very supportive to me throughout my life and I’m so grateful to have her.

Tae A Fermer


Inspired by my country’s national poet, Robert Burns, this poem retells his famous poem ‘Tae A Mouse’ from the point of view of the mouse. Published by the Ogilvie Review.

The Lost Princess

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Image by Sophie McNicol

One of my very first narrative poems. It tells the tragic story of a princess who is held captive by an unnamed warlock, as a bargaining chip for her father’s diplomatic negotiations. She comes to fall in love with this seemingly unlovable man but does this princess get a happily ever after? This was published on the Ginger Collect.

This Gives Me Closure


this gives me closure, george avill

Image by George Avill

A prose poem about overcoming the hurt caused by a brief but hurtful love affair. Published in Inventives Magazine (formerly Tajdeed Annual Literary Magazine)



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Image by Robyn Watt

A simple poem about the importance of human relationships over possessions. There’s more to life than things! Published on Ariel Chart.

Waiting At A London Train Station

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Image by Norma Baillie

My meditative poem, inspired by travelling by train while I was in London with my boyfriend.