Poetry thoughts and ideas. What I'm reading, what I'm writing and the bits of my life that fall in between
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 :)
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.
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?
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!
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! :DAnyway, I for one would definitely buy a book of your poetry, I reckon
Send £5.00 with a SAE to David Loffman, Richmond Upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham TW2 7SJAnd 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
Thanks - I'll do that.
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