Poetry Routine

 

Coventry

Dear Dot,

Don’t be afraid of taking a big step – you cannot cross a chasm in two steps – David Lloyd George

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I have been reading Clinical and Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy  where possible – after, before and during car park attending jobs.

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Poetry and Capitalism

Coventry

…where weak lives shrivel choked by hot hypocrisy, irony’s fingers…

Dear Dot,

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I’m sat here thinking on occupational hazards of writing poetry. The last few weeks have had a helium effect. No institutional boundaries to cover the head, have, paradoxically, caused a feeling of weightiness, as other stuff rushes into the void. I have been reading -:

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A Requisition

Dear Dot,

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The River Derwent, like the one flowing by Derwen College…

My placement ended yesterday, with a day on the island of Anglesey, pottering in its shops. Driven by sun from the beach, then down an alley I discovered “belle Ana’s charity shop” – nothing, the alley revealed, was more spectacular about it than its name. It makes me think about how poets must create their own appeal through such methods, before standing a chance of being heard.

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Poetry, the Ideal Travel Companion

 

Dear Dot,

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I just read my first Saturday newspaper for 3 – 5 years (I can’t remember exactly when). I decided that writing this blog gives me I estimate 1% of what I imagine is the week-long jubilant elation of their personality columnists. Thank you for reading. Which (in wannabe columnist fashion), outlines the rough shape of my poetry experiences this fortnight.

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