A big thank you to Christine for stepping in at short notice last week. I loved her poem, On Becoming A Writer. It got to the heart and soul of what writing means and the blocks and thoughts we all face as writers. Today, I want to explore the processes we employ as poets. When … Continue reading Poetry in Motion
We got a good vibe going in the café last week with the question, Are you a Poet? , and I was amazed and loved reading the poetic responses. This week I am going to try and keep the vibe going by taking things a step further back and asking, “What is Poetry? I posed … Continue reading What is Poetry?
I really enjoyed last week’s fun in the café and thanks to you all for taking part and attempting to write the world’s shortest poem. I don’t know if any of them will overtake “Fleas” in the Guinness Book of Records, but a high five to everyone for joining in, you are all winners. This … Continue reading Are You a Poet?
We have had a couple of in depth poetry discussions over the last couple of weeks and a big thank you for taking part in the conversations. Today I thought I would bring a lighter air and a bit of fun to the Café and have a little poetry competition. Earlier this week I had … Continue reading Can You Write the World’s Shortest Poem?
I want to bring a conversation to the Café today after a seed was planted from last week’s post, Is a Poem Ever Finished? The seed is around capturing a moment in our poetry. As I started to write this post, the first rain in over three weeks began to fall in the English village … Continue reading Chasing After The Moment
This week I have been revisiting and reworking some old poetry. The poems are a collection written about 20 years ago, tucked away in a drawer and discovered during a clear out of the poetry den. Reading old poems is a bit like looking at old photographs, a snap shot of a point in time, … Continue reading Is a Poem Ever Finished?
I want to start today’s post by saying a big thank you to everyone who joined in the “Why do you write poetry?” conversation started in the café last week. It was interesting to read about the different reasons and motivations as to why you write poetry. Please feel free to continue and add to the conversation. Having … Continue reading Dedication to the Go Dog Go Café
There is an eclectic mix of writers coming into the café since its opening. One of the jobs of the Baristas, as well as serving great coffee and cakes, is to find out more about the people creating the vibes. Today I want to delve a little deeper and am asking the question, “why do … Continue reading Why Do You Write Poetry?
When times are tough or when things start to darken your soul, do you have a favourite poem or poet you like to retreat to? The work of Japanese Haiku Master, Basho, provides a bolthole for me on such occasions, and today I am in the Go Dog Go Café immersing myself in his poetry. … Continue reading Coffee With Basho