As a child Rosina always had a pen and paper close by and from an early age it was evident that she had a natural gift for writing. Over the years her ability to express herself through words became her superpower, her safe space and, it is in between the lines that she makes sense of the world.
Rosina has always been on a voyage of emotional discovery and her poems are her way of honouring this journey.
Whimsical, wonderful, wild and wise, there is an honest and heartfelt heartbeat that intertwines the magic and the earthly.
Run Away With Me
There’s a stranger in my heart
She crept into the glass by my bed
In the water she waited
Until I took a sip, still half dreaming of the wind
“Run away with me.
There’s a sail boat in my pocket
As small as a pea but big enough for you and me”
She knew I was already half way there
To that land of milk and honey
Where money did not matter and dreams could roam free
She spoke quickly, her eyes held ancient codes from underwater lands
And I felt something move
Like a piece of seaweed dancing with the tide, my belly began to swirl
Was this that thing that they called life?
Was I touching it again after all these years in hiding?
The waves began to swell
The boat looked fragile sitting in the water, a cork bobbing between the wash of white
But I could not turn back, how would I ever face myself again?
As the sails cracked against the shoreline, I knew that it was time to go
She held out her hand, small and soft she wrapped her palm around my fingers
It felt like a life line, a bow line, a figure of eight
“I am an adventurer” she said.
“I have been waiting for you to take me home”
My heart filled up with the ocean
Courage found its way through, into every barren bone like I had been keeping them empty for this moment
She had a lunchbox full of spaghetti and a flask full of rose water
Oh her back she carried a book of old photographs and a cassette player
She pressed play, Eternal Flame, we Walked like an Egyptian and we sailed far far away