People quite rightly describe having children as their legacy, and in a way that's how I feel about my writing.
I don’t have any children. For me my writing is my legacy - it’s what I leave behind when I’m no longer here. Parents tell their children stories and mold them in their image and that’s what I do with my poetry.
I don’t have any children. For me my writing is my legacy - it’s what I leave behind when I’m no longer here.
It’s a record of my observations, experiences and memories - having this recorded and written down provides me with a sense of calmness, like there will always be a part of me alive and existing.
As poets we tend follow one of several paths, and recently I have seen this more than ever with events taking place across the world.
There are the Anarchists, individuals whose writing and poetry is formed with desire to create change in the world.
Then there are the Entertainers, who use poetry to amplify the hilarity of topics they want to cover. This group also includes the comedians, those who perform to entertain the masses - poetry is this form is normally spoken rather than written.
Written poetry is mean to be visible and read and most tend not to fare well when ‘performed’ to an audience, and this works vice versa with performance poetry - they normally don’t work as well on the page.
The final of the trifecta of poets falls into the category of the Creatives. This is one I feel most affinity too, and where I feel my writing and poetry belongs.
This final group of poets produce their work to fulfill their creative desires. Works produced by this group is portrayed on the page, and they love experimenting with different styles and forms.
I hope you have found this article interesting and it has made you stop and think about which path you belong to as a writer of poetry.
I'm really interested to know - why not comment below and tell me which one you have the most affinity with?