Creative Writing and unfinished business…
October 3, 2014 § 20 Comments
Image courtesy Peter Laird
Tagged: beach, bike, creative writing, haiku, mucking about, poetry
I do rather like whole stories told in few words – a certain ‘magic’ about them.
Thanks Mike. I think that’s why I do them. I’m kinda wondering if I should have a go at writing longer stuff a bit like your masterpieces…
Crikey I wish they were masterpieces! Nail it occasionally that’s all. The thing is when you write one like this the reader can apply imagination and see the whole story – I guess it might be a different story for each reader yet the very fact it provokes thought makes it sublime.
Trust you don’t mind – and I have given you full credit plus a link to this poem – but ‘Chase’ inspired me to pen a tale as a poem I’d like to post on Monday if it is OK with you. Your piece is one – and there are few that do it – that stayed with me long after I’d read it!
That’s quite a compliment. I often start with someone else’s idea and make it my own. Look forward to reading it !
Thank you – I shall tidy it a little now.
I like the way you have chosen to present this piece, Rachael, it adds to the sense of movement and hints too at a race against time. Lovely work!
Thanks, Chris. I’ve been learning from Frederic’s (F.G.M.) inspiring layouts! He has some wonderful ideas.
Nicely done. I really like it when poets add shape and movement to their words.
Thanks, Dan. A really useful comment as I haven’t a clue what I’m doing! Have a good weekend 🙂
Loved this, Rachael. It reminded me of the many shadows my bike and I chased when I should have been home for dinner 🙂
Yep. I know this. Pleased to bring back memories for you. The idea of linear time always shifts when I’m on my bike, so I always have to take my cellphone to check the time!
Love it – Speaking of time, I’m running late lol!
I love your only one-word lines: it increases the value of each word you write. Beautiful, and the picture makes me dream of “beach-biking”! Have a nice week-end :-)♥
Thank you. I got the ‘one word line’ idea from you! It works as I can play around with the pace. Have a fine weekend, dear friend. Off to dinner and cinema soon. Living so dangerously 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂 The English Sense of Humour: I love it! xxoo
Rachael, Agree with the others: the layout heightens the sense of the racing rider, breathless, stripped of inessentials. Especially love the image of racing shadows…I would love to ditch mine for a bit, though :). Thank you. xoxo p.s. Have fun at the cinema!
Thank you 🙂 You know those shadows of yours are in the same league as Miranda’s ‘inner critic’. Sometimes one (ie. you, me, anyone who creates anything from nothing) has to tell them to clear off and welcome in the life affirming stuff. Easy peasy. Not. Thinking of you 🙂
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Thanks, Mike 🙂
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