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I am pleased to be attending the Inscribe launch tonight on the rooftop of the Northcote town hall. My poem, San Carlo. Bless. is featured (you can read it below). If you live in Darebin and you are an artist … Continue reading
Who else finds writing advice overwhelming at times?
Sometimes the tools take over and we become blocked, or paralysis (driven by fear) sets in. How many of you can relate to that as a writer?
There’s a proverb I’ve been mulling over lately:
Walk in the light that you have thus far.
In other words, sometimes we have to stop looking for constant input and inspiration and just walk (or write) with what we know so far. It’s about trusting that the path will reveal itself as we continue on the journey.
Now I’m off to take my own advice. Songwriting is on my agenda at the moment as I squirrel away on this album. Cheer me on!
New Zealand poetry day is coming up on July 22nd. Traditionally this is a celebration of New Zealand poetry, written by and for New Zealanders. I would like to post a blog up on the day with poems written by those who are not from here about us or our country. If you would lik your poem included, please email me your poem and a one-sentence bio to anna dot bestlight at gmail.com
Great piece, thanks Paula!I love both the writer and the poet/musician Lorde, not to mention her talented mother.
Self Portrait in the Bathtub
(after Frida Kahlo’s What the Water Gave Her)
A wash out (with watercolour)
this portrait gives away nothing
A wash with no colour
This one is a bloodless scene
If I hold my breath it could be a ghost story
It is the silence, not the feet out of water
That chills in those movies
The directors know
the power of negative space
and the terror of the unspoken
Stark white slabs, serene shadows
Nothing to see here
No telling daliesque reenactments
But the same foreboding drain
And the same feet