Poetry Archive :: Calm

Done for the year. Poetry output needs a rethink next year. Don't worry, I'm already on it. Thank you for sticking with me ❤ Calm Surrounded, alone, motorway home: metal boxes full, gift-wrapped journey; glad we left early. Calm storms away, inevitable festive holiday; hooray. Exodus movements, firmament’s guiding star, bulging cars: present tense common … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Calm

First Steps

Like it says on the front page, I won summat this month. https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1075662086141689858 The maths, of course, is a lie. There's been a ton of submissions this year, and far more failures than successes. I've learnt so much, yet made minimal progress, if you decide to count acceptance as the benchmark. The reality, of course, … Continue reading First Steps

October Short Story: GoldenBalls

WARNING: This story deals with adult themes and should, as a result, be approached responsibly. This story was first published in 31 parts via Twitter during October. It is now reproduced in a complete form, a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. Enjoy. GoldenBalls ‘...and that’s … Continue reading October Short Story: GoldenBalls

Poetry Archive :: The First Time

Couple of edits in this from the live version. BRB, editing 30 Haiku for Thursday. The First Time Together, begin mindfulness; look within self your answers lie, quiet. Acceptance, unique truth there to find: presenting mental progression. Knowing shortcomings plan accordingly; cover failings, redefine. True intimacy grows organically, sprouting fertile, grasping vines. Make fresh beginning … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The First Time

Poetry Archive :: The Last Gasp

Starting Thursday, we have a thirty part Haiku spectacular on the cards, so it will only be Micropoetry scheduled across the week.  As a result, I promise that this form will not suffer and is being given extra special love and attention. I also wish I could do bold and italic on Twitter so there'd … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Last Gasp

Poetry Archive :: The Bigger Picture

Slowly, haiku is becoming a different tool to work with. It is no longer a set of random, perfect moments, but is evolving into something considerably more interesting. I've got a neophyte idea for a set of images and poems after we're done with Symphony, which is likely to be a testing ground for my … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Bigger Picture

Poetry Archive :: What He Said

As you read this, I'm taking a much-needed weekend off before the NaNoWriMo push becomes very real next week (more on that on Wednesday.) It is an opportunity to take some photographs, chill, maybe finally sort out some new playlists to exercise to, and spend as little time as possible thinking about anything except relaxation. … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: What He Said