Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Found Word Poems

Setting the scene: Poetry Forum gathering, members chatting, writing, sharing, collaborating...I decide to listen and record whatever snippets catch my attention....words, phrases, exclamations, hour and 4 pages later I have my raw data, my Found Words to shape, collate, mould and create, literally from out of thin air! From breath to speech to page to poetry....Found! Here are some of the resulting poems:
Perfect Date
If I wasn't so repressed
stoned and pissed
highbrow literate
anally retentive
sort of "done it all" player

and if you didn't know.....
it could just finish up all right!

cracked, my good fortune!
scorched bones purple black and bleached
just an empty shell
textured living thing
animated bits of skin
beautiful people
muso gypsies drunk
on cups of tea and solace
all their hair-ness cool

Not Haiku
unused to massive appreciation
completely dyed
left buttock
peroxide blonde.
And why not!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September poetry forum

here's the best of the collaborative things we wrote earlier this afternoon:

September collaborative poem

what colour are your eyes?

colour that cools the mind and heats the blood

past boiling into steaming desire

for a love like that just add aromatherapy oil

sublimation into gas, invisible odour

pheromones like incense smoke ascending

touching the heights of heaven

I steady myself, giddy with delight

ready to swoop into the salty depths

fear of drowning surfaces and stalls

spinning toplike in the vortex

ever increasing in speed and intensity

in a dance of colour and sound

beauty and balance

joy and delight

participants were Neil, Lyn, Marisa, Tim

... eventually, we'll post more of our writing from the August & September sessions.