I think the problems
are the bad things ?
I think the strengths weak
oh, cut the strings
Talk, talk, talk, talk
feels like a beginning
but it’s banter, chatter, nothing-muchof
saying ‘I am’ is not winning
It’s all fused like
a mangled globe of light
don’t hide it under a bushel, love!
but what if/ the bad things/ the bad thoughts/ the bad strengths/ the bad weaks/ the bad weeks/ the bad strings
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/user-808707280/recording-125
It seems the universe has converged to tell me that NOW is the time to step into the sphere of spoken-word. I’ve been talking about doing this for a while. I was blown away by seeing Kate Tempest perform recently, several kind people have suggested my stuff would work well as performance poetry and now I’ve actually been asked to produce a spoken-word piece for a local publication (exciting! terrifying!)
So I’ve been messing about with Soundcloud… and here’s a little experiment and a taster. (This is not THE poem – just a little off-the-cuff-poem to test the waters).
What do you think?
If you can’t see the Soundcloud embedded thingy, click here https://soundcloud.com/user-808707280/cleaning-house