So, one of my poems is going to be published in an anthology next month… Watch this space for details… It’s been a joy to get back in to writing poetry, via the short, sharp, unforgiving format of my beloved haiku.
My former poetic career peaked abruptly at the age of 14. I won a poetry slam at my school that saw me put forward for the Cheltenham Literary Festival Junior Poetry Slam, which I won as well. Trouble was, the top prize was a Gameboy (showing my age here I know), and I spent much of the following 14 years completely addicted to Tetris, my burgeoning poetic talents abandoned entirely. My new found interest in haiku followed the sad death of said Gameboy, which is poetic in itself, but here’s a little haiku about Tetris addiction anyway:
When I close my eyes
I see coloured shapes falling.
Is this a problem?