From the Sankrit's poets thread. More difficult than they look: why don't you give it a try?
Updated 07-05-2009 at 07:23 AM by TheFifthElement
Updated 07-05-2009 at 07:24 AM by TheFifthElement
So, I'm still having a poetic lull, which is bugging me now. This poem I started writing a few weeks ago after noticing, for the third day, from the train station platform, the boys skateboarding under the overpass. They are there every day: light or dark, rain or sunshine. I'm sure some people consider them a nuisance, but I think it's kind of nice.
And here is the poem.
Maybe it is just me, but I like to read poetry in the bath! It's so relaxing to slip into a lovely hot bubbly bath, surrounded by the weak light of candles and the company of a good poet. Recently I was lucky enough to get hold of a good collection of Ted Hughes's poetry from my secondhand bookshop, so a couple of nights ago I sank down into the water and discovered one of Britain's best modern poets, and perhaps one of the most contraversial due to his infamous and destructive relationship with
Updated 07-05-2009 at 07:25 AM by TheFifthElement
So, it's been a month, and I'm still feeling a bit...I dunno, something, like I need to do something. It's been a good month, writing, playing with my kids, figuring some things out. I've still got, I think, a long way to go, but I'm getting there.
I've started working on a poetry collection, though goodness knows if I'll ever find a publisher for it. It's all about moments, inspired by feelings generated in a particular time or place. Here are two of the poems; the second is still