A Poem And A Blog Party All In One!

Dream State Darkening

“Slowly we slept into our fears”

Ritwik

Some nights the dreams slip past like minnow,

dark and shadowy in the water.

I am frozen,

mud stuck and slow

with limbs like old trophies

bent, broken, scratched,

the polish flaking like old paint

till the wooden skeleton is left

with all its pitted fragility,

no more than a twig

shivering in the storm.

When I wake,

I am still the scarecrow.

Clothes tacked on in mockery of skin.

Here I know the birds

do not fear me.

Instead they will come in flocks

to peck at what is left

when the last of me is withered

and gone to dust.

Some nights the dreams slip past like minnow,

dark and shadowy in the water,

and dawn is brought on by blinking,

slow and succulent it bleeds through the glass,

an orange splitting from its skin.

In an echo of better days

the dreams swim deeper,

far enough that I can pretend to forget.

These are the moments of peace

between the nightmares.

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We’re slap bang in the middle of the DVerse Poets Pub’s two week break so I’m forced to search for inspiration elsewhere in the blog-a-sphere. Tonight I’ve stumbled into something that I’m thinking about making a feature.

The quote at the top is by a fellow poet/blogger and he kindly enough allowed me to use it as a jumping off point for a new poem. I’ve written poems drawing on inspiration from other poets before but this time I’d like to invite you to do the same. If there’s enough interest then I’ll chuck out the same challenge next Monday as well.

The aim is simple. Find a quote in a poem published here on WordPress. Use this as your starting point to write your poem, but please make sure to credit the original writer for their words if you include them anywhere in the post!

Then add a link to this post to create a pinkback or enter your piece using the InLinkz below.

Either way. Have fun writing!

Voices behind the words: An interview series with writers, (Interview #10, Carol J Forrester)

I’ve had the joy of being asked to take part in RhymeRula’s Interview series. It’s a brilliant series that I’ve enjoyed reading and am honored to take part in. Thank you very much to RhymeRula for having me.

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  • Welcome readers to another entry on Voices behind the words: An interview series with writers. It’s the beginning of a new month which means another guest joins me on this series. I’m going to try my best to be concise in this interview excerpt. This time around I spoke with Carol J Forrester of Writing and Worksand I asked her about the pros and cons about blogging on WordPress, her rankings on the blogging experience, and what she wants her readers to obtain from reading her work. In addition, she gave an interesting perspective on creative writing in schools and left a blurb from a newspaper article (at the bottom of the page) that explained the negligence in motivating students who would like to partake in learning and practicing poetry. All in all, in terms of information, this is the 2nd most densely packed interviews I’ve done. It’s quite…

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Writing Prompts That I Sometimes Use

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Can you think of any prompts that really need including? Leave the title and the link in the comments then!