Hello and welcome to the first stop on the Poetry Bus Tour – a little place we could call the Rambling Stop. We know few limitations here...and we're setting off on Saturday because...well, because we're ready.
So – the guidelines (loose...very loose...) were back here. Once your work is done send me your links and I'll add them to the end of this post.
First off, here's my own offering.
The word I chose was...
It's another simple, everyday word (that's my world, folks, that's my rediscovering-the-well-trodden-paths-approach...). It is an everyday word but it's such a huge monster of a word at the same time though, isn't it? Aren't they all when you look closely? I've never done any of those wordle/word cloud things with my poems but if I did I'm pretty sure LIGHT would be shining out of anything I produced like a big ol' torchbeam staring into the eyes of startled rabbit (or something). One of my most complimented poems ('Not tonight, Radiohead' – it's here – video and/or text) is an awful lot to do with 'light' (in many senses) and I'm sure there are many, many others I could dig out linked to light too. Still, you just can't have enough poems about light, can you, so here's another one. It's a short one – and I used to write quite a lot of little poems (whole section of them on my website...) but I haven't done so many lately. Time to put that right.
I gasp to breathe it loudly in Bright juice of mother-father sun So hot here holed in glassiest house With shoots all fighting, bursting, wasting
And now you lot...words and poems aplenty. For anyone new to the Bus this list will grow and grow over the next couple of days. Get yourselves on it...put your link in the comments or email it to me.
First out of the bus garage is crazyfieldmouse. The word over there is unforeseen - can you compute?
Meanwhile it's all about the bliss over at Jeanne Iris' place.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.