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Extracting poems from and for life

Welcome to our poems portfolio showcasing some of our poems!

On this page we gather all the posts we have on our portfolio and add some notes and further links.

Select the notes to read about different levels of understanding.

Follow the further reading links to see some favourite content on poems & poetry.

Select the poem links to dig into the poem details.

For each poem we have produced an English Haiku (say “high-koo”).

This is a type of Japanese poem that contains only 17 syllables, broken up into three lines of 5,7 & 5 syllables.

 
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2105, 2021

Where Would We Be

By |May 21st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Does anyone want to know what makes them as they are? Anyone curious about how they got this far? Do you need you to think about what makes you the person you have become? Does it mean anything to have experienced lots of past memories? Is it important to keep thinking about how you have got here in the present moment? At every point, we are the sum of our past, or are we the sum of our present thinking about the past? It may be imaged or it may be real, it may be that some memories change as we live. [...]

1202, 2021

Away Bones

By |February 12th, 2021|Tags: , |

Does anyone want to know what to think about our next stage of evolution? Anyone curious about how to get further than the material life? Do you need you to hear the tale of a future without bones? Does it mean anything to be attached to our earthly medium? Is it important to get mankind to the next stage before destruction? At some point in the future, we may leave our earthly bones. It may be personally or it may be the whole of mankind. [...]

2601, 2021

If I Could Die Here

By |January 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Does anyone want to know why I would want to ask if I could die here? Anyone curious about how to get to this state of being? Do you need you to hear the tale of an unattainable love with no future? Does everything have to happen the way you want before you throw your toys out of the pram? Is it important to get into this state just for the experience? At some near point, you may feel the need to go somewhere remote and contemplate your future. It may be that you can see no future or have no hope. [...]

1512, 2020

Hard holiday

By |December 15th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Does anyone want to know what a "hard" holiday is? Anyone curious about how to get one or what it could even be? Do you need you to hear the tale of a country virtually destroyed? Does everything have to be real on holiday? Is it important to get away and try to forget everything - and is it reasonable? At some near point, you may feel the need to go on a holiday and leave everyone behind. It may be a magical, mysterious, or for you, lonely experience. [...]

2906, 2020

On the feeling of bliss

By |June 29th, 2020|Tags: , |

Anyone want to know what bliss is? Anyone curious about how to get it or when it happens? Finding perfect happiness or bliss sometimes seems impossible. In reality though, so as not to be disappointed,  it can come from the smallest things. At some unexpected place and time and perhaps many times, it will hit us in our lives. At some near point, you may have an epiphany moment and everything in your life will become clearer. It may perhaps become magical, even for a small period. [...]

2605, 2020

On The End Of Our Time

By |May 26th, 2020|Tags: |

Anyone wanting to follow the continual ritual of wanting more? Anyone also wanting to find out when it will be enough to satisfy us?. Want a tale of us all waiting for the final moment when we will be happy, content and fulfilled?. The poem "When Then", asks at what point we will realise and know this. Will it ever come or are our hopes and dreams the same as of aeons ago?. [...]

305, 2020

On One Day at a Time

By |May 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Anyone wanting verse to show how we can be tricked by time and are given a slice of it per day?. Or a poem for documenting the slipping away of the future? Or if you need to know that now is forever?. And think everywhere where people are isolated and alone?. Is it important to know that forever is now and we must live it fully?. We are all born to this world to a potential future and past. But what we may miss is the fact that we are only given it day by day. Or second by second. [...]

1003, 2020

On a Day of rains

By |March 10th, 2020|Tags: |

Anyone want to watch the land through the rain on a cold hill?. Or read a poem for the isolation and viewing of distant landscape?. Do you need to understand our valleys and rains will be here for as long as we may be?. Are you seeking outside influences to balance your nearest thoughts and seek somewhere that's quiet and isolated?. When it comes, it comes. The day of rains turns into days. We sit there by some trees on a hill overlooking the valley. [...]

2111, 2019

On hearing the rock man

By |November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Anyone want to see the viewpoint of a slow-moving, extremely time based evolutionary creature who's life is long enough to witness aeons of history?. Or read a poem for the realisation, that some things take forever to happen, but they will?. Do you need to understand our long living friends and care as much for them as you do for smaller creatures and friends?. Is it everywhere that your life turns into a clash between short term and long term. [...]

509, 2019

On my hollow cries

By |September 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Anyone want verse to assure them that unrequited love is common and real?. Or a poem for the love of love and its uncertainty?. Do you need to tell yourself that love could be inches away?. Does everywhere you touch a want a "mustness" of being with someone?. Is it important to have passion, but to learn that it goes 2 ways?. When waiting for someone not yet declared, it's hard to make the first move so as not to feel empty. It doesn't make the pain any less though. It does make the rain less wet or cold. [...]

309, 2019

On my absolutely lowest last tone in summer

By |September 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Anyone want verse to teach them how free we are today being able to keep our lives where we want?. Or a poem for love and the dragging away of you for some mandatory service? Do you need to realise how relatively free we are?. And that everywhere you go your thoughts can take some containment?. Is it important to realise true freedom and know that all before have sacrificed?. A hot summer is heard at last but this time feels very different. [...]

2908, 2019

On the many claims on our environment

By |August 29th, 2019|Tags: |

Anyone wanting verse to let them gently know that they are not so free in the world? Or that so many creatures and events have claims on their being and time?. Or a poem for the realisation, and therefore conquest, of what is and what is not ours to take?. Do you need to understand our earthly sustainable boundaries and its many outstanding claims?. Is everywhere that your life bumps into to also your climate's needs and wants?. [...]

1308, 2019

On being stuck to the ground

By |August 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Anyone want verse to teach them that a boring, dull day can be the normal?. Or a poem for waiting in hope and waiting for something to happen?. Do you need to know that waiting can be both tantalizing and excruciating?. Or that everywhere where things seem to fall still and quiet and make you wait?. Is it important to know the value of boredom followed by pain?. Everything is going to plan and you are happy and optimistic. Then comes a day when it all goes downhill. [...]

509, 2019

On waiting to come another lonely step

By |September 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Anyone want verse to keep them going step by step, knowing its all happened before?. Or a poem for the love of companionship and comforting knowledge of certainty?. Do you need to crave certainty and love?. Is everywhere that your life touches others and things being repeated?. Is it important to know who, when and how you are and to know what's next?. I am yet again staring outside, waiting for a new visit to the sea. [...]

907, 2019

On life’s journey and wanderings

By |July 9th, 2019|Tags: |

Anyone want verse to give them the end to end message?. Or a poem for the missing times as we journey though life?. Do you need to slow down and realise that this is it, not the past or future?. Is Everywhere in the "now" of your life, not yesterday or tomorrow?. Is it important to be here and not anywhere else?. Sometimes we feel we must keep walking to find out where we will end up. The road could be short or long but the end must not be our goal. [...]

  1. Poetry isn’t usually a piece of literature we randomly write down.
  2. Poetry is an outlet to articulate our ideas or experiences to others as we wished we could voice to ourselves every time we speak.
  3. Poetry is emotional, creative and free-floating.
  4. Poetry should be what you’d expect a best friend to be.
  5. A poem, in its entirety, is a way we can express our views on people, the earth, life, or emotions.
  6. Write poems about life, poems about love, poems about dreams, about the future, the present, the past.
  7. Start to write poetry as an act of self-expression and take pride in your words.
  8. If you can accomplish poetry then some readers may be absorbed by your words and textual illustrations.
  9. Write poetry when you want to articulate something that cannot be easily communicated in precise and logical forms.
  10. Writing poetry is a good companion—peaceful and funny, intelligent and sensitive, humorous and kind, honest and good company for anyone.
  1. Transferring or relieving emotion from yourself to paper for a reader is no easy task, but infinitely rewarding.
  2. There is something deeply personal connected to weaving words, metaphors, patterns and imagery to provide some in-articulate sense of something.
  3. That’s the loveliness and timelessness of poetry.
  4. Some poems can offer self-analysis thoughts and can help with self-emotions and self-facing mechanisms.
  5. One thing that can turn a good poem into a great poem is by adding and/or removing details.
  6. Learn to love the details and keep adding, the more added the more detached but bottomless the poem will get.
  7. Removing some pieces will always reveal the skeleton of the poem.
  8. Learn that, by time and thinking away a dream, that writing our poems can make minutes turn to hours and the reverse.
  9. Consider a poem for every night of the year – this includes repeating ones or replacing names/places and times.
  10. Sometimes crazy dreams and thoughts make excellent poems as these thoughts are usually between reality and imagination.
  1. Pour your thoughts out as if they were almost leaking onto paper through your fingers.
  2. Find out that words beget each other and that one thing in your mind that triggers other things accidentally or otherwise.
  3. Realise that you didn’t know why or how you have come to this point and from what direction; but should you care?.
  4. Decide not to reason why you are doing poetry, only that something is urging and squeezing the text and words out of you like they were always there.
  5. Follow your verbal subconscious, and write sometimes without apparent purpose, enjoying the present moment and the pattern of your words.
  6. Realise that most people want to achieve and happiness in their lives and this is not a very easy task.
  7. Allowing poetry into your life to perhaps guide or root out happiness, can help.
  8. View your poems as distant reflections or pools and move through the poem with a distant view.
  9. Externalise all your final thoughts on your topic and then shut the poem down, perhaps with a question or floating problem.
  10. See also the fantastic online tips in our Recommendations list
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Poems Portfolio

Extracting poems from and for life Welcome to our poems portfolio showcasing some of our poems! On this page we gather all the posts we have on our portfolio and add some notes and further links. Select the notes to read about different levels of understanding. Follow the further reading links to see some favourite content on poems & poetry. Select the poem links to dig into the poem details. For each poem we have produced an English Haiku (say "high-koo"). [...]

2021-06-01T08:52:19+00:00

Sounds Portfolio

Mixing sounds with space in time Welcome to our sounds portfolio showcasing some of our sounds - i.e. lo-fi music! On this page we gather all the posts we have on our portfolio and add some notes and further links. Select the notes to read about different levels of understanding. Follow the further reading links to see some favourite content on sounds & music. Select the sound links to dig into the sound details. Application Ever since you can remember, music and sounds may have been a huge part of your life, substituting [...]

2021-06-01T08:51:33+00:00

Worlds Portfolio

Making brave new worlds Welcome to our worlds portfolio showcasing some of our worlds - i.e. videos, unity games, fantasy maps and cartoons ! On this page we gather all the posts we have on our portfolio and add some notes and further links. Select the notes to read about different levels of understanding. Follow the further reading links to see some favourite content on worlds and world building/animation. Select the world links to dig into the world details. Application Recognise that we all live in one world, we hear people cry and [...]

2021-06-01T08:47:23+00:00

Correspondence Portfolio

Send interesting "postcards to us" We have a correspondence portfolio to showcase some of our stories and articles as fictional correspondence. This is a landing page to talk about correspondence in general and then link the posts. Select the notes to read about our levels of understanding. Follow the further reading links to see some favourite content on correspondence. Application All correspondence tells a story, usually to a specific person or group of people. Use them to illustrate your words to communicate from a third person perspective. Your correspondence may fill the gaps [...]