Poetic Inspiration is Always In Your Mind

Following on from the last Apocalypse Now blog, we don’t blame the corporate publishers for not publishing us, because we are aiming more for the arty market anyway, and criticising the arty market connoisseurs as we go along too, making all but the most open to critical theory reluctant to buy our books.

Successful Alternative Books

But some books such as ours do become successful, and some of the most successful writers in Britain are critical of the establishment, but they usually make sure to only criticise the other side, and not theirs as well, so keeping one half of the book-buying public onside.

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, fiction writing correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by Harry Potter wizard writer J.K. Rowling.

Today’s episode of our X Files parody XaW Files is an unashamed ramble, and there are more to come, which together sum up why Quentin Tarwolftino felt the need to leave the greenYgrey world…

Chapter 3 Episode 8

We found Jack sitting on the edge of the Pripyat highway, writing away. I asked him how a werewolf such as he began to write; mostly just out of interest, but also to see if there was any correlation with my experiences, as Jack is also a werewolf, but not a greenYgrey one.

Jack Kerouac Inspiration

I always thought I could write, said Jack, but now that I have written I realise I couldn’t write that well then. I could think. I could think I could write, and I could think I could write like the writers I read.

That’s because I related to what they said, the way they viewed the world, maybe it’s a dreamer’s mind, or a bipolar mind, or a mad mind. I don’t know. But I now know it’s a different matter writing it down, describing sights and feelings so that others will understand them, painting a picture in a paragraph.

I think it’s like with any skill, trade or profession. You have some natural ability at the start, but to really get into the smooth flow at the heart of the art takes time; to feel on top of it, moving through the middle of it, and to keep on writing when you feel under it.

The World Outside Your Window

‘Is it natural for gnats to glow?’
Love wanted to know.

‘Sorry Love,’ I said,
‘I was miles away
in my history’…

Present Inspiration Built on the Past

A 100-feet long
40-feet high
70,000-lbs weight
jumbo jet
just flew
straight through
a raindrop
like a thread
through a needle head
on a window
I nearly wrote
my window
but it’s not
really mine
just rented…

I wish it was mine
and I could take it
because it has
Earth, horizon and sky
almost perfectly
divided down the middle
like a Folding Mirror poem
or me, myself, greenYgrey
but if I try too hard
to make it mine
will I create opaqueness
where there is now transparency
or even break it
in two or three
so that it won’t show me
there will be nothing
to show me anything
there will just be
naked cold reality
existing without distortion
no protection
no warmth
no raindrops
for the planes
to fly through
nowhere for them
to create tricks
of the mind
to inspire my thoughts
thinking what
they are doing
30,000-feet up
in the air
the sky I can see
from my front-seat
for the optical illusion
that made me think
and remember enough
to create this word stuff
skirting the mind’s terminator
as they fly the twilight zone
between night and day
crossing time zones
Are they just setting off
enjoying their breakfast
or are they landing
reluctantly opening
their eyes and…

I nearly wrote
their window
but it’s not
really theirs
just rented


Bringing the thoughts
back around to windows
mine and theirs
I’m telling you
in case you didn’t notice
skimming too quick
in an attention-deficit world
which we live in too
the ideal opportunity
to stop
and escape
this ramble…
after all…
they say
good communication
when to stop
when no more is needed
when more will break
the spel-ling!


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