I don’t usually post anything about my own goings on, you know…. cos my life is boring. But here I am again, in the poetry conundrum. It’s about midnight, and I sit here, smiling as I type away, my scrambling to random places.
So, recently I was challenged to create a new short story. The genre….. Utopian. It’s not something I have done myself…. or seen anyone else do. (It seems to be incredibly scarce.) I am very excited to see how it goes. Continue reading →
I’ve been getting really into spoken word poetry as of recent, and I have stumbled across some truly spectacular stuff, written by great artists of the spoken and written word. I think you guys should see:
Trigger Warning: profanity
#1, scratch and dent dreams, by Eric Darby, a great work about the dreams we can achieve and hope for tomorrow, along with my favourite line in there, “and there’s no metaphor there, it’s just good ice cream.”
#2, Shake the Dust, by Anis Mojgani, representing everyone in this world, beautiful wording, and a certain something I can’t explain.
#3, (I don’t actually know the name of this, but it is really awesome.) A truly awesome interpretation of a classic cartoon.
#4, Pretty, by Katie Makkai, depicts an accurate description of the world which some of us live.
#5, This is my Voice, by Shane Koyczan, one of my personal favourite spoken word artists, who has incredibly moving words he wants you to hear.
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did, perhaps even finding a new love for spoken word? Perhaps I’ll give it a go myself.
I’d like to do some more of these posts, sharing great poems with you all. So if you have a favourite poem, leave it in the comments below, I’d love to see it.
And a question, which do you prefer, spoken word, or written poems?
Have you ever had that feeling, where something happens, and you wish it was just a dream? A dream of a nightmare, but not reality? Or when you know something happens and you feel like it was just a dream? It happens to me, and in recognition of that, here is a new poem. Enjoy!
Was it just a dream?
My mind is spinning, fogging,
Let it be a dream
I’ll close my eyes, and it’s gone,
Please, a distant memory.
Also, I thought I’d ask; how do you qualify yourself? Are you a dreamer, lost in the sky, dreaming in the stars, and spending more time in your own little world than anywhere else? Or are you a realist, through and through? Do you think you lie somewhere between? Let me know in the comments.
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