I do believe that I forgot to let you know that my poem ‘Chemistry’ was chosen as November’s Poem of the Month for the Writer’s Edit website. You can read it here. I hope you love reading the poem as much as I loved writing it.
Waiting. I do a lot of it. Instead of people watching or reading, today I wrote down these during an emergency clinic appointment. I’ve been a little generous with the traditional 5,7,5 form of haiku. After all, I’m no Basho …
Brooding black cockatoo,
beak smooth like old rosin,
honeyed and forgotten.
cowering in her loves absence.
Angry and sedated.
I hear our love.
Decibels on the wind,
tired limbs in the morning.
‘Every single soul is a poem’ – Michael Franti
This Sunday night, I’m hosting a Poetry Warfare ‘write-in’. Wherever you are in the world – be it your bedroom, your favourite café, the bath or within the deep recesses of your bed, I’d love it if you could join me by writing a little (or a lot) of poetry. It’s happening between 7-10pm AEST, but if you’re in another time zone, it would be super rad if you could take a minute to write a little something on the night of 29 April.
The plan is for you to send me what you’ve written so I can print them out and stick them up at Blackstar. I want poetry to reach its arms out to the world!! To send your poetry to me is this easy – just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I wait with coffee breath to read your beautiful and messy words!
If you’re on Facebook, here’s the link to the vent if you want to RSViPP – https://www.facebook.com/events/350649564982798/