Writer’s Lament

by Paul Raworth Bennett It's New Year's Day, I'm uninspired And here I sit - hung over, tired Resolved to write, just peck away For fifteen minutes every day Who knows what stream of words will flow From foggy brains that barely glow?  If gold, how fortunate I am... If dreck, then I don't give … Continue reading Writer’s Lament

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The Words

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 In my mind live flocks of colourful words The offspring of thoughts and feelings and dreams The spawn of pleasure and pain In kaleidoscopic swirls they hover and dart Captivating my awareness, lifting my spirits, Derailing the train called my sensible thoughts Dissolving my … Continue reading The Words

Vowelplay

by Paul Raworth Bennett Hassan can, at a handclap, call a vassal at hand and ask that all staff plan a bacchanal. This surprisingly coherent little piece of verbal frivolity is an example of univocalics - a type of constrained writing in which all words use only a single vowel. The brilliant Canadian poet, Christian Bök, … Continue reading Vowelplay

Antifreeze for your brain

by Paul Raworth Bennett Frozen in your tracks... unsure what to do... unable to solve a problem... Raise your hand if you've ever felt this way.  Wow, that's a LOT of hands!  So how can we keep things moving? Well, one of my New Year's Substitutions is to replace overthinking with action (hmm… sounds vaguely familiar…).  … Continue reading Antifreeze for your brain