poetry

Find Your Cause

All of us need a reason, A purpose, A cause. If not, why would we go on?   Be it politics, Feminism, Charity or more, Why would you risk it?   I like to write, I like to volunteer, I like to travel, We should all try it.   There is so much pain, Why […]

Emilia Bassano: Shakespeare’s Muse and Feminist Icon

If you are even slightly familiar with the sonnets of William Shakespeare, you will know that an elusive figure, referred to as the ‘dark lady’, is mentioned in many of the poems. Various women have been suggested as the name behind the sonnets and Emilia Bassano is one of them.