Thursday, January 26, 2012

Six weeks in Australia and little time for writing but after arriving back in Lilongwe three days ago I am beginning to catch up.

A Spiritual Life has more thoughts -

and so does Blantyre Street, my blog on Malawi -

It is satisfying to get the words out and down although there is also an ephemeral quality to it all, a pushing out into the cosmic void of creativity. As I have said before, perhaps the creative act is enough and having another consciousness focus on the words is largely irrelevant, however appealing it may be.

I have also been keeping up with my 'small stones' and that blog grows longer by the week. Thought made manifest in word. Probably it is mediocre poetry but it is poetry all the same and it is a creative expression.

I've never known a yesterday

I've never known a yesterday,
it's something in my mind,
just as tomorrow never comes;
today is all I find.

It is interesting returning to writing poetry after so very many years away. In some respects it suits me more than prose - the creative liberty which comes with poetry is liberating. But perhaps I have too many blogs and really need to condense them into one which reflects me. If there is such a thing. And probably there is not and probably it does not really matter.

The painting is also mine and I plan to get back to painting next week having brought back some new oils. I have also brought back some knitting materials and a tapestry - spread the creative joy around I say.


Blogger The Armchair Squid said...

Good luck with A-Z. I look forward to your posts.

12:23 am  

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