generate alternative waves
of psychoactive bliss
piss – ravers who spent in psychedelic
rivers flow by
as receptacles to abjure
in an eco-system now drugged
The story behind the poem here.
The sails are
down, the last dead flies held until
grey light can now illuminate a space
No Mariner or
other figure passes this way today –
along with what is over-long and the
their growing. Other shades have been
storage, opening up a further vista
on the outdoors.
between each person and the
architecture of stone
cladding that ignites at a spark
of individual desire.
Who knew investment
was inflammable? Who knew
how urban uprisings
would fan flames
from an inhabitant’s hope for a life?
are roadmaps within a sprawl of
construction as solid
as history in
structures that need rewriting.
is no answer to
questions of permanence: the
walls crumble –
resuscitation and rebuild are
The politics of greed have dug
more graves than
High rise / swing low / carry
National Poetry Day is (or should be) about writing poems rather than ‘choose’ a poem, though with the theme this year being Choice, the verb selection is understandable. I will therefore choose the following poem as a prime example for exemplifying the theme:
But back to writing a poem: I have posted creative writing resources for this year’s NPD on my companion site Copycat Creative Writing here. These focus on the use of erasure for writing poems for the theme and are avalable as free pdf downloads. I may well add a few more over the coming days, but only because I have started producing my own for the theme/day. Otherwise, I have kept the focus quite straightforward and encourage teachers (and everyone) to adapt to their own needs and preferences.
Pleased to have another from my found poem collection &there4 at International Times, with thanks to IT and Rupert. Read the ‘mathematical’ poem here. Check out Paul Sutton’s poem when visiting the site and other postings today.