Saturday, June 07, 2008

One Line June Trees




the trees heavy headed, the air drenched in fierce green light

tree by Squeegeed

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is your plan to compile these into one poem eventualy? Or is it a set of stand-alone one liners?
This one's very fresh by the way - captured the moment again :)

David said...

Some years back my project was to write a haiku - Japanese, 3 line, 17 syllable poem - each day. They were stand alone poems. One of my aims in this project was to do something similar. However it has crossed my mind to use this material for a poem or poems at some point.

Thanks again for your encouraging comments.

Anonymous said...

How long would it take you to write a poem from scratch?

I would like to say that I think you're a really talented poet, have you ever been published?

David said...

Some poems take 3 or 4 months to finish and some if I'm lucky take half an hour or so.

It depends.

The poetry world is a difficult one to be sucessful in.

It takes a lot of time and energy mental and emotional to send poems out to magazines and competitions. And I don't have very much time or the emotional resources to cope with rejections.

I'm invited to read at The Troubadour in Kennsington every so often.

If I want lots of people to read my stuff I put my own booklet together. The last one sold around 200 copies.

Talanted?? I don't know. I've been writing poems since I was 15. I think if you do anything for that long you are bound to develop some skill in that area, skate boarding, exams, football!

Anonymous said...

3-4 months? Impressive - you should really send your stuff out! But I can imagine that it must be hard to put something so personal up to be judged...

What's The Troubadour? 200 copies? I'd chance a guess that you have a couple of fans! :D

Anyway, I for one would definitely buy a book of your poetry, I reckon

David said...

Send £5.00 with a SAE to David Loffman, Richmond Upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham TW2 7SJ

And I'll send you the last booklet. Slaying a Dragon about the year I spent in hospital during 2004/5. And if I can find a spare booklet on haikus I'll put that in too.

D

Anonymous said...

Thanks - I'll do that.

Mick said...

This looks like the perfect place for a game of Tabula.
Hi David. We havent been to the wetlands yet!
I like the one line idea: I must think of one to describe a game of tabula.
Hope to see you all before too long

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