Every Friday this April, I am going to feature an original work here for your reading pleasure. Throw rotted fruit, sing praises, lemme know you just don’t get it, but do, please, have an experience. If you borrow the work, be polite and cite!
Today’s National Poetry Month contribution is the full poem featured during January’s Fantastic Ekphrastic! This is a performance piece – a poem intended to be spoken and performed as opposed to reading across a page. I do this format to emphasize the passion of the piece. Weird? Good! I’m purposely taking you out of your comfort zone. 😀
1) You must first listen to this song. The beat sets the tempo of the poem; if you just start reading, it’s gonna be confusing! So, about the 30 second mark, you should feel yourself “lifting”…
2) Once lifted, you can start reading the poem to the beat OR
Listen to the beat in entirety, then go in on the poem. I’ve purposely made it legible in five minutes to compliment the track.
3) Following the beat of the song, you’ll be able to discern three different vignettes which cumulatively is ArcAngel. Ready?
Every Friday this April, I am going to feature an original work here for your reading pleasure. Throw rotted fruit, sing praises, lemme know you just don’t get it, but do, please, enjoy responsibly. Practice good karma; if you borrow the work, be polite and cite!
Let’s kick off NPM15 and the one-year anniversary of debuting I Blew Up Juarezwith a Von Simeon original poem. Although the book is action fiction, I had to sneak in my poetic background somewhere!
Commander Ga shares this poem about Creation with her secret husband, the accomplished scientist Jah:
Travel back to the world of mortals, little soul
as a pink sworl of smoke
In your smoke, twist to mist
from your mist, grow to clouds
feed a creature as rice, barley, herbs, sesame, or beans
Before I go on blog holiday, let me share one piece of original work, a gift to you, my dear friend, as my thanks and gratitude. This has been quite the year on WordPress and in life. I’ve made friends, foes, trolls and frenemies here in the blogosphere, and each have contributed favorably to my art! 😀
I’ll get you more details on a show featuring the First Place poem, so far I know this, from Keep St. Pete Lit‘s email: The show will be Sat, January 24th at Soft Water Studios https://www.softwaterstudios.com/ with two shows at 5:30-7:30pm and 8:00-10pm. Tickets will be $20.00
Whatever you get into these next few weeks, have fun, laugh often, and be excellent towards your fellow humans.