A relatively new recruit to Stockport WOL, introduced via a workshop in April 2016. In brief: I wrote as a teenager, my first play written in rhyme was performed on stage at High School. I went on to win two children's poetry competitions. I was then distracted with the pursuit of career and family. I attended a Creative Writing Course some years ago, but it is only now that I have put pen to paper again. I have successfully secured a book contract with a local Publisher and my first Children's Picture Book is due to be launched in 2017.
Art; the arrangement of things Give order to life, Carefully select and slot each piece Into neatly labelled files. Contentment comes, bringing order to chaos. Is this art? Arrangement of the obscure? That which conformist conservative life Cannot categorise? Intangible feelings and emotions, Ill-fitting experiences and traumas Which don’t sit nicely In a predetermined space. Are painters and musicians assembling unclear into acceptant forms? Abstract thoughts made softer, accessible Organised or contained into musical phrase or canvas? Do poets mop up spilt thoughts? Apply rhyme and rhythm Creating a controlled space Placement for consideration and review? “Published” adds approval, acceptance, Is it needed? Therapeutic creative process, Aligning words leaves us at peace Yet, we are compelled to seek empathy A nod of assurance The “Yes, I understand”
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
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