I am grateful to begin the week centred in peace. To be alive, grateful to be able to wake before dawn to pray, meditate and say positive affirmations to myself.
How To Read Poetry Collections
I am also grateful to have stellar poetry collections to read and reread. One thing no one will tell you is that you should read and reread a poetry collection. Intially I used to try to read the poems in sequence but often dumped them halfway.
I’ll advise you read a poetry collection;
- Table of contents first to know if the poems are grouped into themed sections.
- Skim through the titles then read poems whose titles interest you. Try to read poems from each themed section.
- You might not finish reading a poetry collection once. And that’s okay. Go back from time to time to read poems you didn’t read.
- Also reread those you’ve read. You’ll be surprised how you’ll interpret them differently.
- Share your favourite poems with the world. Tell friends, post it on social media, discuss it. Get the word out about poems that got you thinking, blushing, angry or puzzled. Recommend the collection to others.
I am aware that these moments won’t always be here. As such I’m attentive, present and conscious. Its delightful spooning chocolately cereal and fresh apple slices while reading love poems. A small green apple in Yola is N100 while bigger red ones are N200. I’d have gotten them N60, N100 respectively in Lagos. Most fruits are expensive here in Adamawa except watermelon, sugarcane and oranges. An informative article I read yesterday, Want a Thriving Vagina? Here are 3 things you must know about the vagina, shared a list of fruits that alter the taste and smell of the vagina. I know about pineapples, I’ve been eating them twice weekly since February. Watermelon, Apples, lots of Water, Grapes, Yoghurt, etc also interestingly help.
I decided to consciously eat drink more water and fruits), exercise (kegel) and care (warm water rinses) for my vagina during these past months of abstinence. I can testify that I feel the difference. My natural vagina scent is pleasant and crisp without odour of sweat Although more discharge lubricates Lotus. When will you name your vagina?
Before settling down to read law for this final week of lectures I’m basking in warm sunlight eating juicy fruits. Soon, the temperature will peak from 35° to 43° and I’ll sweat buckets of gold.
Last week I began writing a daily gratitude list in my journal after stopping for a month. It’s been humbling reflecting on the the simple to big (good/kind) things that happen daily. I’ll encourage you to begin journaling things you are grateful for. Don’t exclude yourself, your features or actions from this list. At the end of each week or month read through your list.
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