In the valley I feel
the restrictive comfort
the tangible walls
I cling to
feeling my way through
At the peak of the hill
the vista overwhelms
with no wall
to stabilise and steady
I return to the valley
Posted in Ars Poetica, Post It Note Poetry
Tagged creativity, experimental, extended metaphor, just because of thoughtfulness, life in general, metaphor, microfiction, micropoetry, poetry, post it note, post it note poetry, writers, writing
adult scars run deep
prone to reopening
when picked at until
festering scabs form
habits from childhood
where we wish to return
Posted in Ars Poetica
Tagged creativity, extended metaphor, just because of thoughtfulness, metaphor, microfiction, micropoetry, reflection, scars, slice of life, writers, writing
February 24 – Washing Line Conversation
Last night’s conversation
Continues on the clothes line
The shirt and blouse entwined
Embraced in the music of the wind
Trousers slipped off
Placed one on the other
Now creased and dishevelled and
Two pairs of underpants side by side
As they were last night
Leave a comment
Posted in Ars Poetica, Creativity, Post It Note Poetry, The Writer's Life
Tagged creativity, extended metaphor, poetry, post it note, post it note poetry, relationships, romance, slice of life, washing, writers, writing
I am an English teacher and drummer/percussionist with an interest in literary pursuits, creative endeavours, rhythmic permutations, theological amplifications and comedic outbursts.
Here you will find my creative detritus: articles on living a creative life and writing explorations.
And other ideas I have snaffled from the papers stuck on the fridge door.
My collaborative epistolary novel, "Post Marked: Piper's Reach," written with Jodi Cleghorn (@JodiCleghorn) out now via Vine Leaves Press.
Come and browse through the library; there is no need to be silent.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Adam Byatt – Writer