Saturday, 21 June 2014

Under Your Spell

Mi-Juin et rien - blog vide. Et maintentant, j'ecris en Francais?

Pretentious poetry drips over me.. shin shin to.

I don't even know what this post is about. I can't stop listening to Desire's Under Your Spell thanks to someone.. I'm under my own spell.

Mon esprit a le besoin d'etre ressenti sur papier.. well.. screen.

I'm muddled in languages. Last night I heard muddled Japanese as I tried to fall asleep. Arabic filters through during the day. aaaaaayna al samaka? I hear with the intonation of the teaching program. No one would talk like that, but the words are like a song.

I'd like to think this post is like a complex poem, but it's mostly my rambling thoughts.. hey, that can be art too..

I will go back to normal soon. I have a post about places coming up, and their magnet effect on me... Yes..
places that keep me... under their spell.

Un cercle complet?

Is this what it means to be human?


Taste first with your eyes, then with your heart.

I'm thinking of pretentious poetry about tea.


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Mayhem

...Sorry about the title, but I couldn't resist. After all, "en mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît".

Now here's the problem, right now, right here. I can't do what pleases me, because I'm out of ideas. I'm a little sick of poetry (gasp! Did I just say that?) - yes, and let me explain, in the best way I can.

I did not mean for this blog to turn into a poetry blog, but, slowly, it seems to have become so. Of course, a month of poetry did not help take this blog away from that path.

I love poetry, I really do, but there's also so much pressure involved when everything suddenly involves poetry - am I reading enough? Should I keep writing? Submitting? Am I talking about poems well enough?

I basically need a break from all that, all the pressure and 'not good enough' feelings. I may still write poetry for myself, of course, if I get ideas, but I need to get away from the entire publishing idea, and be less involved, at least for a while. This blog was meant to be about literature and art - and I've really let down all my other hobbies.

So yes, I'm taking a little leave of absence from poetry.

I've recently started sewing, and have just about finished a small owl, so will post pictures soon. I think I need to get back to the writing I love, so will attempt that.

For  good example of a blog post I loved, see this one right here, about an evening visiting art galleries. Experiences, art, writing, it was a good mix. I don't want to be stagnant. If I'm going to include poetry in my writing, I need movement, links with the outdoors, events.. I don't know if any of this makes much sense, but hopefully future posts will clarify my points.

So, sorry for my lack of posts since NaPo, but I will get back to writing. Just don't expect everything to be poetry related.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Great Catch Up Day - Poems #28-30



Finishing off the month with something a little simpler..

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Lanturne #1

Stars
Comfort
Remind you
You are always
Loved

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Lanturne #2

Skies
Contain
Hope and peace
Watch the birds, they
Know

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Lanturne #3

Cat
Whiskers
Find their way
Sensors, almost
Radars

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Yes, I did somewhat get lazy towards the end.. but it is 23:42 and I think it's fair to say I'm a little tired! It was a fun month, anyhow. Better than last year in numbers!


Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

Are you participating in NaPo? Do you write poetry? Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your day one poems, and any general comments you wish to leave.