This morning, as I got ready to be inspired to write poetry at Bud Hunt’s blog, I decided to do something a little different. I turned on Audacity and “talked through” the entire process of writing — from the first moments when I saw the picture that Bud had posted and his one word inspiration, and then as I was writing, I tried to verbalize my thinking.
So, if you want to crawl into my meandering mind for a bit, take a listen.
Here is the poem that came out the other end.
Red Crate, Abandoned
for long …
not even red crates in deserted alleyways
on familiar spaces
The gaps inside
with past objects, leaving trails behind -
memories lost -
along the byways of the forgetting
If you should come upon this carriage
be gentle with me
and overflow the space with
Together, we’ll fill the emptiness
and fill the alleyways
Here is the podcast of the poem itself.
Peace (in the alleyways of ideas),