Who is this?

I am deeply serious I am a little bit bonkers

I follow all the rules I am a total rebel

I am happily anxious, calmly on edge, relaxed in my panic

I am the optimistic pessimist.

I am 30+, live in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

I hadย breast cancer. Now I am clear.

I love words. Hard or soft the most comforting thing in life.

I am a librarian, I knit, I garden, I geek, I write.

I love Yorkshire. I love the hard the soft the beauty and agony.

I won’t ever leave. Not for long. It keeps me alive.

I like to be strong and brave, soft and caring. My family are proud.

I hope you like my poems.

Also, every poem on this blog is mine!

23 thoughts on “Who is this?

  1. Hello I like your poems, glad you got clear of cancer…
    by the way thank you for reading and the follow!
    Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one.
    So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian.
    When you do not know the language… be patient, just ignore the email, please.
    I’m trying to keep the posting balanced between the two languages.


    1. Hello Anna, thanks for your kind words!

      And thanks for sharing your wonderful words too. I lament I am terrible at learning languages. It intrigues me, do you post the same poem in each language, and does that change how it feels to you?!

      Best wishes!


  2. The Optimistic Pessimist, I am not normally a big poetry fan, but yours resonate and I like. I think I could almost have your name as well, as it seems very apt. Thanks so much for the follow on my wee blog and hopefully I can post more of what you like. MM ๐Ÿ€ (PS Beat the crap out of cancer)


  3. Thanks MM for your kind words! To be honest I don’t read much poetry myself but I find it so easy to write my feelings this way and it makes me happy, so it’s cool to use the blog medium and I get to connect with interesting folk like yourself. And I am very glad you like them. I really like your photos, you do have skills to make people look comfortable! And your garden section is very cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I have had my garden now for one year and am loving it! All the best!


  4. I am sure I have visited your blog before because I remember the balloons. I think we all are a bit pessimistic and optimistic. I am the cautious kind. Keeps me from being disappointed.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.


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