I poet, me?
Me, the poet, I?
At the core of my being, I will always be a poet. I will always hunt the poem and the poetic nature in all things. But I find as time goes on, I am straying from sharing as much poetry as I used to. I guess that’s not true depending on how you define poetry but sharing poems that are strictly poems, less so. I am more curious about the world of longer writing. Of essays and analyses on beautiful works. How fiction reaches its hand out into the real world and fascinated when it makes contact. Last week I talked about a movie. Next, I might talk about an album. I am unshackling myself from the term ‘poet’. I am beyond tired of having to fit my feelings into a 1:1 square on a social media platform. I am still writing a lot. But I share less. The reason being that I really dislike long trailers. I don’t like bands releasing half of their record before the release even though we’re in a singles market. I make projects as projects and I want you to experience them with little previous knowledge. I want it to feel fresh. Like a stranger you’ve just met who you know will become your best friend. This space will feature poetry as poems but it is not its main purpose. I receive DMs weekly asking if I still write. Why I don’t share. And neither of those things are true, I am just doing things differently. I am finding my footing in an alien country. In a time zone, I don’t particularly understand yet and I am finding my creativity to be an anchor to happiness. Creativity being a broad term. Not just poems but other mediums too. I want to share it all. And they say you should chase what you love so I am chasing it and trying to make a living off what I love. i am letting these ideas bloom how they want to bloom. So if you got a spare five bucks, I will be sharing a lot more on the paid side of this thing. I’m posting daily Instagram stories for those who have subscribed. But this won’t be only poems as poems. I love art, essays, music discussions, film talks, books, and the whole lot. This isn’t going to be a short ride. I’m not here to give half a heart. So strap in and if you want to join me on the other side hit that button below. It comes with a free digital horse. Then the phrase becomes saddle up. Which I believe is worth the five bucks alone before we count in the close friends’ Instagram, extra emails, early access and other stuff. The official poster is below but be warned, the production value is out of this world.
Seriously though. Thanks for being here and thanks for letting me be weird and it be mildly interesting enough to be read. If you can spare the cost of a coffee to get a month of content, I would appreciate this more than I can express. See you at the weekend for another poem. Peace out homies, here is a great song you should be listening to.
Your musings are most interesting; causing waves of emotions, thoughts, laughter all at once. I would definitely say you are a poet. Since when did a one sentence become the norm of poetry; or, when did long essays and writings become dramatic? Tides need to turn…these longer writings, musing, pieces of work, heart & soul, is human existence - messy, imperfectly perfect, wildly magical, joy, sadness, laughter, notes of “where the f am I?!”, kindness, and most of all love. It’s been a very long time since I written for others to read, only my poor journal experiences my bad grammar and messy thoughts. You writing is refreshing and aspiring. We weren’t created for a connection social media offers, as it’s only perpetuating loneliness. Keep going, please. I’m so happy i subscribed! I hope others do the same.
Rachael (aka Rae)
I love your poetry, but I also love the way you write in general. I love the ramblings and the explorations and the dives into your mind, what you’ve watched or what you’ve been listening too. Keep writing Ash, in whatever way feels right :)