‘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, 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…

Go Dog Go Café

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.

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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Call For Submissions!

The Short of It – Submit!

I Write Her

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Just a reminder – if you know how to make a big impression with a few words – I WANT YOU to submit your original work to The Short of It!

I’m accepting creations all year round. Accepted work will be featured here. Ultimately, the goal will be to publish an annual anthology. Please feel free to share this with anyone and everybody you know who is interested in creating micro-poetry or short pieces of writing. More information about the submission guidelines can be found by clicking this link.

Looking forward to reading your masterpieces! 🙂

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EDC Writing – Imagined Real

Beaconsfield to Marylebone

Maidenhead to Paddington

Windsor to Waterloo

lines in, and out again

Exeter from all begun

Devon left, half century on

 

River Thames meandering

fields beside, counties bridged

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire views

English ways, getting there

London, underground, overground

buses, walking, taxi hailed

 

Platformed faces, street eyes, busy

the suit, the dress, jeans, short skirts

all shapes, legs that go on, and on

smiles, few since the Olympics, wrong

seats offered, asked if okay, hand held

strangers, friends, would be lovers, strays

 

Wake, early morning, kettle on, need tea

still dark, recalled, sub-conscious scenes

write, behind the eyes to laptop screen

edit, rarely, as is, simple, concise, rhythmic

interpretation, your mind, what you see

life, relationships, imagined, real

Call for submissions: update

Still time to submit your writing to Free Verse Revolution for the January theme -‘Earth’

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

Dear readers & contributors,

January is proving to be a long month on FVR and so submissions have slowed down.

I still have 6 spaces left for contributing writers and I would love to fill them with your work!

If you are interested please see the guidelines on our submissions page.

The theme is Earth but your poem or prose can be loosely linked, the theme is just a starting point. I accept previously published pieces too!

In the event you have already contributed this month, I would appreciate it if you could share this post. Thank you!

Happy writing!

Kristiana

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