Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Getting Back Into the (Poetry) Groove

Was feeling a bit low last night; don't ask me why. Had the urge around 9pm to sit down and write so I did just that.  Updated the Young Writer blog ( then wrote a whole string of haiku.  They are little snippets with a great deal of Escape about them and writing them must have worked because I did feel better by the time I hit the sack around 11.30.  It still amazes me how much one can actually say in seventeen syllables!  And what will never cease to astonish me is how profound haiku can be!  Not only do I love writing them, I love reading them.  All hail the mighty haiku - the BIG  little form of poetry.

A couple of things have happened since my last post by the way.  The Australian editor I mentioned has now asked if I'd like to make regular contributions to their range of magazines.  They do a whole lot of different on-line mags, all part of the Australian Times group.  In fact I will be looking more into it over the next few days.  Had a great Young Writer session last Saturday (see their blog for a full report) which went unbelievably well.  Ten children turned up!  I have started an on-line journalism course with FutureLearn.  Tonight I will be carrying on with that.  It isn't quite what I expected but it is very interesting and I am not a quitter.  I have written oodles of poetry.  I shall never let it slip again.  I have been asked to be a Guest Speaker at Croydon Writers in May. And I am trying to find a publisher for a new book.

there's nothing quite like
being a busy writer 
magic's in the words

Watch this space ...

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