‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ transition made

Misread He takes in the view all the lines and spaces curves and wiggles traced their flow and punctuation top to bottom footnotes nothing hidden from him He turns the pages over no choice she made him dense close packed tension no clarity or meaning she too complicated for him too deep too dark he leaves # She wrote stories he couldn't read‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ the first book of my transition from scientist to writer will be published in May by Potter’s Grove Press. Writing poetry came as a surprise to me. I’d a novel in mind, ‘Believing Sight Unseen,’ it still is; competing hard with the immediacy of poetry.

 I started writing late, creatively, that is. Until 2012 I wrote disciplined non-fiction, lived a scientist’s life of peer review and publication. I worked at boundaries; of the physical and life sciences, of industry and academia, of research and mentoring, of observation and extrapolation. 2012 to 2017 the transition made, not easily, not smoothly, easing out of science, finding my way to write. 

 Turned out my approach to writing not so different to the way I did science – a little unconventional – using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; real, imagined, of my mind and yours. In short, PowerPoint bullet points became verse – I like to keep things tight.

Edged

Greyed out, blue dulled

more than, less than words

mysterious, not really

sophisticated, quite absurd

breathes dreams, edged

defined by lines, innocence

space between, of another time

Promote Yourself Monday, March 9, 2020 and Round UP, March 2, 2020

‘Promote Yourself Monday’ over at the ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ – catch up on last week and maybe this week join in too?

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

Many apologies for the confusion last week, I crossed my wires forgetting there was a previously scheduled post and created a new one. But that didn’t stop us from having another great week. Between the two posts we had over 60 likes and 180 comments and an amazing !39! shares. In the confusion did cause me to miss a whole bunch of writers, my humblest apologies as I do try to get to every post over the course of the day. So if I…

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Promote Yourself Monday, 3/2/20 and Roundup for 2/24/20

It’s Monday, it’s the day to share a post of yours, be it poetry or prose, at the Go Dog Go Cafe…

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

Another amazing week last week! We continue to see a growth of enthusiastic support and responses from around the world! The numbers: 340 comments, 269 views, and 44 likes. Most important, we had !!33!! posts shared with us, now is your chance to go back and take a look at these amazing writers and people just in case you missed one or two. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. As always, stay a while, scroll around, and write, write, share, write! Here are the posts our community…

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Him & Her – Again

Him

Relieved to say with surety this saga over now

you’ve shown what you really are, as for who

I’ve not a clue, I’m quite glad of that, makes

ending this farce easier, it isn’t hard at all

 

The signs have always been there, your

inconsistencies, your lack of sensitivity

your inability to keep tabs of us, just how

long we’ve been in touch, seems ironic now

 

I believed in you for so long, guess I wanted to

couldn’t see, at best, you’re just on here for fun

It’s sad really that you need to fake so much

I’d say goodbye, but why, we’ve never said hello

 

Her

 What on earth has got into you? I know exactly

how long we have been in touch with each other

thank you, but all I hear from you is complaining

do you not think your negativity really upsets me

 

Do you honestly believe that these constant threats

of you going are doing you any favours at all

let’s be clear, I’m not playing your game any more

you’ve shown what you are, and that’s not nice at all

Three clicks may find me?

Three clicks (Your Site/WP Admin/Comments) in spam may find me?

#

Now and then a comment made

no sight upon beguiling page

not read not moderated yet

WordPress displacement more likely bet

with you in words and thought assured

In spam maybe please look?

(first posted 11th August 2019)

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Daily routine

checking admin

comments, spam

three clicks

getting better

less of your words

now where should be

upfront on posts

where can be seen

if you’ve lost me

bemused no comment

three clicks

may find me?

(first posted 6th December 2019 and re-blogged 20th January 2020)