NAME, JOB DESCRIPTION Martin F. Peacock (don't ask what the F stands for): Disaster Poet! (ONLY) THE 1ST OF THE DISASTER POETS Sure, right now I'm just a movement of one, but there's always room for more. The 3 key elements of Disaster Poetics are: 1) you must believe that the milieu in which you work (i.e. society-at-large) is a disaster unfolding; 2) you should acknowledge that your personal life closely mirrors (1), in microcosm; 3) you will understand that your poetry a) documents/reflects these disasters, and b) is worse than (1) & (2) combined (a complete disaster, in other words.) -------------------------------------------------------- A propos of nothing, I'd like to explain what a 7-Up is. One day, as I was writing haikus and tankas I decided to try my hand at inventing a form of my own; out from nowhere Hawkwind's 'Seven By Seven' and Love's 'Seven And Seven Is' came to mind and with it the 7-Up was born: a poem of 7 lines, each of 7 syllables. It comes in 3 forms: 'tight', 'loose' and 'free'. 'Tight' follows the rhyme scheme 'ABCACBA'; 'loose' is still rhymed, but with more freedom; 'free' is as it suggests i.e. free verse. Please feel free to try it: it has all the constraints of a haiku/tanka/cinquain etc while being just long enough to expand ideas. I am presently using it to write a body of poems called 'Moments In Eternity', which essentially are autobiographical snapshots from my past; whenever I can't think of something to write I trawl through that past for significant memories - events, feelings, ideas, anything that can be encapsulated in 49 syllables. I'm currently at #50. It's great for when you want to write, but the Muse isn't there to help.
7-UP: MOMENTS IN ETERNITY #6 (CHRISTINE) We didn’t know what went where; we were both sixteen, and she was a virgin, just like me. I loved her copper-red hair. What she saw in me, who knows, but I used to think she chose me just because I chose her. SNIPPET: SURE THING Who put the man in manager? Given half a chance, a man, I’d wager.
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Get Up Off Your Fucking Arses! (A 7-Up) (08/08/2019)
Let Justice Prevail (A 7-Up) (26/07/2019)
They Be The Worst (Apologies to Mr. L.) (09/07/2019)
Iron (For Him) (01/07/2019)
Be Strong, Have Faith, Don't Despair. (27/06/2019)
Paramatical Mathedox (24/06/2019)
A Cornucopia Of Haikus (21/06/2019)
7-Up: Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible (18/06/2019)
The Whole Hog (09/06/2019)
Leave Or Remain, It's All The Same (06/06/2019)
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