John Cooper Clarke

Commercial Break #5: Disappointed

Haiku is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables

This is my  10th Haiku poem of 2017 and – along with the 107 Tanka’s I have written so far – I am well on my way to putting together a collection of poems to reflect the struggles of disabled people in 21st century Britain. I would like to publish these poems in a book to be released in 2018, and I am close to finding a team of illustrators to help me add images to my words and create the type of book that I envisage.  I am speaking with students from Glyndwr University who are interested in collaborating with me on this exciting project. Two of the talented artists who have agreed to illustrate my work are Julie Rogers-Owen and Heather Wilson. Samples of their work can be found by clicking on their names. There are other artists involved but I do not have links to their work at the moment. I hope to rectify this soon.

After so many short poems I am itching to write a longer verse that is not restricted by the number of syllables permitted. I now have the confidence to take on this challenge that has been inspired by the poetry of John Cooper Clarke. I am also worried that I am beginning to repeat certain phrases and feel that I need to work from a fresh palate. I will still be producing Tanka and Haiku poems, but feel the time is right to explore other forms of poetry.

A faded icon

 Reduced to flogging butter

Ever feel cheated?

Pipe Dreams

Haiku is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables

This is my 3rd Haiku poem of 2017 and – along with the 87 Tanka’s I have written so far – I am well on my way to putting together a collection of poems to reflect the struggles of disabled people in 21st century Britain. I would like to publish these poems in a book to be released in 2018, but I need an illustrator to help me add images to my words and create the type of book that I envisage. If you are a budding artist, or know of one, then please do get in touch.

I am pretty nervous about trying this new form of poetry as I am not sure if my version fits with all the rules of traditional Haiku. I have given it a go anyway, even though I was originally writing a Tanka. After writing the third line I realised that anything else would detract from the message that I was trying to convey. After watching John Cooper Clarke on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, I am also tempted to experiment with other forms of poetry.

Anyway, here is my latest effort:

In reality

I didn’t have a hope in hell

But I kept trying

Happy Never After

Haiku is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables

This is my 2nd Haiku poem of 2017 and – along with the 81 Tanka’s I have written so far – I am well on my way to putting together a collection of poems to reflect the struggles of disabled people in 21st century Britain. I would like to publish these poems in a book to be released in 2018, but I need an illustrator to help me add images to my words and create the type of book that I envisage. If you are a budding artist, or know of one, then please do get in touch.

I am pretty nervous about trying this new form of poetry as I am not sure if my version fits with all the rules of traditional Haiku. I have given it a go anyway, even though I was originally writing a Tanka. After writing the third line I realised that anything else would detract from the message that I was trying to convey. After watching John Cooper Clarke on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, I am also tempted to experiment with other forms of poetry.

Anyway, here is my latest effort

Limited freedom

Hostage of the modern world

Mother nature laughs

Recognition

Haiku is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables

This is my 1st Haiku poem of 2017 and – along with the 80 Tanka’s I have written so far – I am well on my way to putting together a collection of poems to reflect the struggles of disabled people in 21st century Britain. I would like to publish these poems in a book to be released in 2018, but I need an illustrator to help me add images to my words and create the type of book that I envisage. If you are a budding artist, or know of one, then please do get in touch.

I am pretty nervous about trying this new form of poetry as I am not sure if my version fits with all the rules of traditional Haiku. I have given it a go anyway, even though I was originally writing a Tanka. After writing the third line I realised that anything else would detract from the message that I was trying to convey. After watching John Cooper Clarke on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, I am also tempted to experiment with other forms of poetry.

Anyway, here is my latest effort:

Flooded with plaudits

The harsh spotlight burns brightly

My pain stays shadowed