I won’t be typing it up until it is completed, (I can hear the disappointment from here!) but here is something of a sneak preview!
I may, or may not, have stayed up for a little longer than I should have last night. This was because, (if we ignore my all too common insomnia) I found myself struck with some simple ideas for this latest work of mine; this poetic thing for which I have taken inspiration from Gordon Comstock’s London Pleasures (Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell).
Poetry is not something I excel at; I prefer prose. But I recognise that there is something amazing about poetry, something in the form of such a medium which attracts geniuses and idiots alike.
I have completed, for now, four stanzas. I have ideas for a fifth and I know, vaguely, the direction in which I would like to take this poem.