It occurred to me yesterday, in the midst of exercise at the Gym, that my life is beginning to make more sense. Personally, despite the occasional falling down into holes and literally injuring myself that takes place, everything is working out very well. It allows me an opportunity to turn focus onto the professional portion of my existence, and how that will now be developed in the weeks and months that follow.
Next week, at 5pm each day, a poem I’ve written will be released into the world via YouTube. No, they’re not particularly groundbreaking or life-changing, but they represent a significant step forward in my ability to grow and develop as an artist. They are an indicator of what is possible with the limited resources I have available. Crucially, they were made entirely by me and me alone, no support or mentoring was used.
In that regard, their significance should not be understated.
There was a dry run, of course, which taught me a lot, but the literal interpretation of the five poems you’ll get starting on Monday has been the greater revelation. As a result, plans for July’s sequence are already shifting and changing: I’d assumed things would be a certain way, but having visited Ulverston last weekend and had my perceptions altered by the experience, it is time to move my lens away from the details of nature.
There are more important things I want to spend my time looking and talking about. However, as a first exercise, Estuary has exceeded all my expectations.
See you here on Monday for the first poem…