I found this article today, not that there was anything particularly deep in it – it’s the part of the BBC that’s aimed at younger consumers – but because this started to become a prompt for future poems about a month ago, when I started noting down the faces/images I perceive.
I’ve got a wonderful flowery duvet cover packed full of interesting faces or shapes including a canine pirate, an opera singer and a blood red rabbit on a broomstick heading straight for the void. But for now, it’s a work in progress.
This morning I saw a beautiful panther in the bathroom tiles, a reflection of the top layer of the open wash basket.
And of course, I can always rely on the sideboard drawers to cheer me up!
If you have any of your own, I would be delighted to hear.
One thing that I have begun to appreciate over the time I have engaged with poetry writing, is how my pattern of thinking has altered.
For instance, the poem I have written today is about an everyday, inanimate object. On face value the object is pretty dull, but then I started to think about it in a more abstract way, still staying within the bounds of reality with respect to its function.
I was really surprised by some of the observations that I made. This is my first draft, the issues that arose suggest that I may want to return to work on it.