A Little Poetics
I said once before that one of the things I like to do when writing poetry is just write out phrases that come to me, that sounds good. Anything poetic. It has to feel good to say, taste right on the tongue as it rolls off onto the pages of my mind. I thought I’d share a couple, kind of in a list. Fair warning: I like alliteration and consonance. A lot. And I like things that really don’t make sense the first time you read them, or even the second or third. Anything that sits on the mind in just such a way that it sounds odd, but something…almost sticks, almost makes sense, and you have to chase that strand of thought. And even if it leads nowhere, the chase is thrilling and beautiful.
flustered, flourishing furlongs
riding the axles of time
the sweet sound of silence
purloining the permeating notes of peace
single-minded songs of reflection
flying on bloodied feathers
like shards of memories scattered
tolling bells and ticking timers
engulfed in golden hoops of mercy
silver pearls strung across ebony silk to meet the diamond in the sky
little dreams murmur in the silence
So hey, poet or not, give it a shot. Just write what words or phrases come to mind and just enjoy how they feel as you say them. And heck, share them in the comments if you feel so inclined. It’s so fascinating to me how these things say a lot about personality in a subtle way.
That’s all, nothing fancy or insightful. I’m not all philosophizing.