A few of my favourite things by Katrina Naomi
Writing with the Seasons - May 2023
Welcome to ‘Writing with the Seasons,’ a collection of writing prompts, ideas and inspiration that follow the rhythms of the natural world as the year unfolds.
This month, we have a guest essay from the wonderful poet Katrina Naomi.
May is my favourite month. I’m a sea swimmer. I swim off the Battery Rocks in West Cornwall. There’s an ease to swimming in May. I can swim further because the sea is (usually) a little calmer, so I feel fit and healthy. And it’s still quiet. I can take my time, sit on the rocks with a thermos of hot chocolate, and write. I write about what crossed my mind as I swam, maybe something from the news, or I write in response to what’s just crossed my path—cormorants will fly low over swimmers—or I might have swum above a starfish or a soft-mouthed mullet, or been stroked by kelp.