A (F)ilosophy for Creative Writing, Poetry


I’m still using my little french book to illuminate the poetic imagination thanks to Darrieussecq and Dr. H. Chadderton for sharing the resources and interesting topics, bringing it into my own life through the invented books.

There are so many interesting influencers in the world.

Three years ago, I felt rebellious and I wanted to stick with only ‘the women’ influencers, but that would be unfair, and is possibly bias. We can learn so much from both man and woman if we choose to listen and make decisions for ourselves. Yes! It was C. A Duffy’s work that inspired me to study Literature, but I compared her works to Chaucer. Why? Even I don’t know, it was a gut feeling which achieved a place with the University of Hull.

There are many great men that inspired me to become the Poet.

Moving on! Or maybe further back in time, either way, this poem  is very relevant for the present and as the NHS were so well reported last week, here is a little of my own give and take:

When I think back to the high
daunting blood thirsty blade
Time to go the long way urges
The agony which you mistake
There is a roar of excessive pain.

The unique repetitive moments
Identify experience over shame
Afraid and in fear of the
Everlasting air, a rising from the grief
There is a roar of excessive pain.

Surprised and excited by the
Ordinary. A portal to many
Stubborn donkeys. What is in the fall,
a shield, covered, umbrellas, red
blue, pink, patterned, plain.

Baby, scriptures, film, a worth
A sketch forced, two will be gone.
Do not ask my gentle master,
multitudes lost, not enough has
a worth, numb the pain, roar for the loss.

brown tiger on grey tree branch
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I’m feeling like a Renaissance Warrior this summer:

This poem was curated and inspired after reading the resources, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, A Penguin Classic, can you believe that? Reprinted in 1987

And of course The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri Translated by J. G. Nichols. (2010) not to mention my little piece of french non-fiction by Marie, and life experience in general.

After rereading these books I plan to review them on Goodreads.

Poetry is not everyone’s thing. I do thank you for reading. It wasn’t consciously my thing once, until recent years. The more you read, you can find what works for you.

Vérdâlibré, Renaissance Warrior

by J.Spencer, July 2018, Creative Writing





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