To understand why I am unlocking words, and why I have created this blog, requires a back story which may be a little intense for a first post. So instead let me tell you about the technique I am using at the moment. I am currently reading poemcrazy, recommended to me by a very good friend who is also incredibly creative and a beautiful writer. I am only a few chapters in (I am trying to read slowly and with care rather than my normal style of devouring words in a frenzy) but Susan’s approach so far seems to be that words are already there, they are just waiting for us to play with them.
With that in mind, I am using twitter to create poems. I have started by looking over my recent tweets and writing words and phrases that stand out in my notebook. I then left this, unlooked at, for a day or so. When I returned, I pieced them together to create the following. I am repeating this process with the tweets of my friends (they don’t yet know this…).
In the dark
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