Well, here I am. I’m not sure why I feel the need to return to WordPress even after not using it for so long. Perhaps, like leaves in autumn, I am returning to earth. Tumblr is a wonderful place to share things, but it gets very crowded very quickly, especially if you don’t have separate blogs for things you share and things you create. In that sense, WordPress is great for actually showcasing content while presenting it in an elegant package. It still seems to lack the immediate (and gratifying) response from the social networking structure Tumblr has, though. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone who’s NOT used both before.
Anyway, to cut a long story short (as Procrustes would no doubt love to say), I’m back. I might not post as much as I used to, but I have begun various new things I feel I ought to share on here. More updates shortly!
A few I have written recently (to my shame, I don’t know what the plural of ‘haiku’ is).
mouth frames a silent
shape into the ultimate
defeat of language.
gulping down bottles
brimming with you yet I still
have deserts for lips.
when eyes shut, you paint
my world in hues of jade smiles
and cherry laughter.
she wanders round rooms,
fingers flicking morse code lights;
no doorways darkened.
I excavate words,
the archaeology of
ancient souls laid bare
you: an open wound
cauterised daily with lime
and tequila tears.
I keep forgetting to post my poetry here! I’ve been trying to write daily haikus (have managed 4 in a row so far) but also responding to prompts and such.
I have had a phrase stuck in my head that I think is a quote from something. The thing is, I have no idea where it’s from and I’ve no idea how to look for it. (Google is not helping) Any thoughts?
My latest writing discoveries:
- I write a lot of stuff that initially doesn’t seem to make sense (mostly poetry). Well, maybe it really doesn’t at all, I dunno. I just like the sound of certain words together. Certain phrases just get stuck in my head and I feel I have to put them down on the page.
- I like using usual words in an unusual order (as opposed to fancier words).
- I like writing one-line stories or micropoetry.
- Also, I like space.
- At the moment, I seem to be at war with grammar. to me, capital letters are not aesthetically pleasing (at least, for micropoetry/one or two-line stories) so I don’t use them at the beginnings of sentences.
- I enjoy writing poetry. 🙂
there’s a murmur in my veins I can’t put down.
people can only practise philosophy because they can never get it right.
lingua mortal non dice
quel ch’io sentiva in seno
– A Silvia, Giacomo Leopardi
now I only exist as the space between words
and the silence between heartbeats.