Sometimes, I write poetry that I never get to share. I was a poet before I was a blogger.
I wrote poetry that was published in a few anthologies. I even put together a collection of poetry I was keen on publishing but looking back today, a lot of it makes me cringe.
I performed on the London Spoken Word Scene for a few years before I went to university to study writing or find inspiration for a novel.
Between then and now, I have written less and less poetry although it was poetry that got me going for years when I had no outlet for my ideas or I was struggling with prose.
I think part of it has to do with the academic approach to writing poetry which I found too scientific and akin to skinning and dissecting corpses.
It put me off writing poetry for a while. By the time I was through with my studies, the poetry that had once bubbled effervescently from my mind was a dry well.
However, that period of dissecting corpses did throw up some interesting projects that I worked on for my poetry modules.
I recently came across some spoken word poetry I created for one of my modules as I was clearing my computer because the start disk was too full.
I thought I would share it with you guys. The picture quality is not that great but the sound is cool. It is not very original but I had fun putting it together.
It was inspired by This Poem I heard been read by Mutabaruka at Def Poetry on Youtube or you can watch it below. Enjoy.