Taylor Swift Pens Original Poem About ‘Holding On’ to Accompany Edgy ‘British Vogue’ Shoot

Taylor Swift in British Vogue
British Vogue

Even Taylor Swift’s cover stories are a riddle!

Instead of a traditional interview, the 27-year-old pop star penned an original poem for the January issue of British Vogue. Titled “The Trick to Holding On,” the poem touches on the people Swift has loved and lost in her life.

“Let go of the ones who hurt you /Let go of the ones you outgrow/Let go of the words they hurl your way as you’re walking out the door,” the poem begins.

She goes on to seemingly reference breakups and failed friendships, writing, “Phone numbers you know by heart / And the ones you don’t answer any more.”

Swift ended her piece on an uplifting note, writing, “Flashback to all the times/ Life nearly ran you off the road/ But tonight your hand is steady/ Suddenly you’ll know/ The trick to holding on was all that letting go.”

On the inside of the glossy, Swift goes edgy in new photos taken by photographer Mert Alas. She shared the stunning pics on her Instagram account, captioning them with lyrics from her new album, Reputation.

"As we took the pop icon on an epic fashion journey with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, what struck me most about Taylor was her brilliant sense of humor, but also how, for a woman in her twenties, she has an incredible sense of who she is,” British Vogue editor Edward Enninful wrote of the shoot.

For more from Swift, watch the clip below!


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