Sticking On The Learner Plates
Some of you may have noticed that I have been experimenting with different forms of writing. More recently I have made an attempt at poetry. There is some absolutely stunning writing on WordPress and beyond, and I would hereby likely to acknowledge my own novice status, as well as stating openly that my work is nowhere near the standard I aspire to. That said you have to start somewhere, so why not begin here.
I live in awe of poets. For me it is an incredibly difficult skill. Poetry has the power to bring me to tears, make me roar with laughter or drive me into a fit of rage.
Don’t get me wrong, good writing of any kind can do that. However, a well written poem is unrivalled in terms of provoking an emotional response. That’s my opinion anyway.
So here is the disclaimer; I am no poet. Having said that I would really like to one day express myself competently in that medium. Stephen King suggests that if you want to be a writer you should……well write. Well I would like to write poetry worthy of my readers, so I am going to start attempting to do just that.
I invite you to sit back and observe as I try, fail, try again, fail……you get the picture. It won’t be pretty, and some of it is likely to be down right awful, as opposed to awesome. Feel free to offer advice, criticism and if you are so inclined encouragement. I’ll do my best to entertain. After all even if you are laughing at me, at least you are still laughing. Laughter’s good right?
Thanks for taking the time to read my work.