FAW and SCWC member Ken Challenor and his wife came and had a coffee with me and discussed the process of writing in response to an artwork, as well as writing to a theme. It was lovely to meet Josephine and talk about the writing process with the two of them.
I have been thinking about attempting a slam poem for a while now, but yesterday, while attempting to write a poem on the theme 'Forgotten Days' for the FAW homework I found the perfect inspiration. Here is a first and very rough draft. I need to extend the poem and add some rhyme. My inspiration for this has come from Kasabian's song Days Are Forgotten. The lyrics for this song are absolutely the worst thing I have ever read, but a great starting point for a slam poem, hopefully!
Let’s set ourselves free with a helping of monkey brains
that’d be the way to go. Forgetting
days of our lives and the surfing couch
as we disappear under bleeding stars.
Kasabian get it,
we need to be free.
Put an end to black
too toos, tattoo sleeves
and bathroom tears, cos
we got blood lustwe’re going to live Twilight