Sunday, 28 October 2018

Don't worry, it's only poetry, it's all poetry





While I'm letting the ink dry on this verse,
come sit with me a minute. Nothing worse
than being forced to face an abstruse rondeau 
when you are not in the mood for those words.
So I won't recite anything to you.
Just rest yourself, do what you want to do -
feel, listen to this silence between us
because, after all, that's poetry too.








Yesterday was the local Poetry Festival - The Colours of Life. I was there with two of my poems. This is a yearly highlight for the Bahrain Second Circle poets, an evening of fun, sharing poetry that's sometimes serious and at others lighthearted. Smug as a bug in a rug - the final time this year methinks...or maybe not quite final...

November is the Writer's Retreat for NaNo, I don't do NaNo, but I go along for the retreat each year and get a short or some poetry out of it...inspirational to be in the same space as a bunch of dedicated writers at their craft. There's usually wine and bottomless coffee...a balcony with a seaview...a 5 star sunset...what else does a poet need?




8 comments:

  1. Enjoy your retreat. To the max.
    As I always enjoy your poetic musings.

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  2. poetic silence is golden. Enjoy wine, coffee, and sunsets. Sounds like bliss. All the best

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  3. Hi Nila - love your poem ... rest with me awhile: sit with me a minute ... silence is also good and can radiate between us. So pleased your Poetry Festival lived up to its expectations ... and now enjoy NaNo's retreat ... sounds ideal - cheers Hilary

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    1. The true test of companionship is where and with whom you can feel at complete ease being silent, no obligation to say or do anything, imo.

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  4. What more, indeed? You had me at "bottomless coffee!"

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    1. Yeah, they know that about me too! :)

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