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Hit and Run (Guest Post)

Welcome, Poetry People, to the 2nd day of National Poetry Month where Poetry Belongs to Everyone. Without any further ado…

Please welcome my first guest blogger, Gigi aka Hit and Run, who shares her thoughts on poetry and 2 original poems. I have chosen Gigi as the opening guest blogger, because her philosophy about Poetry, Writing and Art is inspired and she is greatly talented in all 3 categories. Further links to Gigi and her work can be found at the end of this post. Enjoy x

National Poetry Month © 2014 Gigi via http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com

National Poetry Month © 2014 Gigi via http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com

Hit and Run

by Gigi

Poetry is a form of communication that uses few words to relay important concepts to readers.  Poetry, like all art, is political.  it can be dangerous, and threatening to the status quo.  Poetry opens our eyes to the underbelly of urban life as easily as it speaks to the beauty of nature.  Poetry is a voice that needs to be heard, read out loud, shouted from a stage, slammed into existence.

It is my hope that poetry will eventually throw off the heavy cloak of misconception and find its rightful place on bookshelves everywhere.  The idea that poetry is difficult, if not impossible, to understand and written only for those, “academic types,” must come to an end. It needs to be seen for what it is…a way to communicate quickly and with passion.

My poems come out already finished. I don’t think about them or rewrite them. I don’t go back to them. I just WRITE them once, then  I read over them, correct any typos, add a forgotten word, or delete a word that may have snuck in, when I wasn’t paying attention, and that’s it. Finished. Hit and run. That really is how I got that name.  All of my work is hit and run.  Do it fast and gone.

℘ ℘ ℘ ℘ ℘ ℘

Words

poetry
is
made
up
of
words
that
push
and
shove
their
way
out
of
our
thoughts
and
onto
paper
in
an
effort
to
communicate
what
is
in
our
souls

Poet

a
poet
is
a
person
who
walks
around
with
a
head
full
of
words
that
are
constantly
forming
and
reforming
into
poems
that
are
yet
to
be
born

All writing, poetry and art in this guest post is © 2014 Gigi  

Recommended Links for Gigi’s Work

Also, check out the Co-Writing projects with Gigi and B.G. Bowers

This Week’s Schedule:

Wednesday, April 2 – Original poetry and insight from Gigi
Friday, April 4 – “140 Characters: Poetry and Form” by David Henson
Sunday, April 6 – Original Poetry from DA Botta

Don’t forget to CONTACT ME if you would like to be a guest blogger during April.

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Bianca Bowers

Bianca Bowers is aSouth-African born, Australian-based, poet and writer who has also lived in New Zealand and Britain.

She writes stories and poetry that explore the subjects of belonging, identity and the human condition, and she blogs about philosophy, writing and personal development.

She has a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry hasappeared in Shot Glass Journal (Muse Pie Press), Tongue In Your Ear,Volume 4 (Four/Two Publishing) and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project.

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19 Comments

  1. April 2, 2014    

    I’m a big follower of Gigi and her chickens. She produces great work.

    • April 2, 2014    

      I agree, Laurie. Love her work :-)

  2. April 3, 2014    

    I would click like a million times, but I’ll be fortunate if it shows up just once! Grin. Gigi and yourself, are very talented and it is truly a pleasure knowing you both. Both your work adds to my days in significant ways. I love what you’re doing here. It is a beautiful gift that you’re making time to promote and acknowledge others. As always, you both have my respect and admiration. Huge hugs.

    • April 3, 2014    

      I appreciate the comment, Belinda; I know that it takes effort and I thank you. As for promoting others – I know what it’s like to feel down on yourself due to lack of confidence – I’m grateful that I now have an opportunity to lend a platform, albeit small, and promote poets of all varieties. Hugs to you xoxo

  3. April 3, 2014    

    Love the collage Sis’, and to these eyes these are your finest poems.
    ty Biana for allowing a wider audience to read Gigi’s talent and poetry.
    oh yeah, and the chicklets are a daily treat!

    • April 3, 2014    

      Couldn’t agree more on both counts. Gigi’s talent deserves to travel! :-)

      • April 3, 2014    

        sorry **Bianca**, might be time to check my prescription again. lol
        and i sent you an email the other day, did you get it? no pressure,
        just want to make sure it arrived.

        • April 3, 2014    

          Lol 😉 I had to pick my son up from Kindy mid morning due to a bee sting. He spent a few hours at home with mum and then wanted to go back to school. So, yes, long story short, I replied to your email about half an hour ago.
          :-)

          • April 3, 2014    

            oh poor little guy, how brave to go back to school! bee stings were a permanent fixture
            in my young days, always so curious and always got a little too close. lol thanks, i’ll read it now.

  4. April 3, 2014    

    Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
    Thanks to B.G. Bowers. Poetry month takes off.

    • April 3, 2014    

      Thank you, Gigi, for starting off the month so beautifully! :-)

  5. April 3, 2014    

    Great post & beautiful and thoughtful poetry :) Love it <3

    • April 3, 2014    

      Thanks, Kate. A sample of Gigi’s writing so that everyone can check out her varied and inspirational blog :-)

      • April 3, 2014    

        Yeah :) thanks for sharing – followed it & looking forward to reading more :)

  6. April 4, 2014    

    So exciting to see so many of your works In one place. I’m a big fan of all you create.

  7. April 4, 2014    

    I completely agree, poetry is made of words that communicate what is in our souls! I’ve often written something that after a few week or months I’ve realised it’s a lot more accurate about something within myself than I first realised. Poetry is therapy!! 😀

    • April 4, 2014    

      So true, Suzy. Different poetry speaks to different people with different backgrounds and experience (just as different book genres do). :-)

  8. April 7, 2014    

    I love Gigi’s poems! They are usually so witty and look so simply and well written I always feel like poetry aint as complicated as i think sometimes.

    • April 8, 2014    

      Thank you, couldn’t agree more :-)

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