A short poem I wrote today at The Wild School

This week Charlie started The Wild School. It is awesome. Everything is free this week and there’s still time to come along to something tomorrow. Just go, trust me, it will be worth it. I’m also teaching a class on Monday. I can’t promise that one will be worth it.

So I turned up this morning not know what was going to be taught and ended up in a creative writing workshop, run by the brilliant Roshnii Rose. Roshnii guided us through a process of stream of consciousness writing starting from two words: “Wild is”. We then picked out passages from our writing that stood out to us and used them to create a poem using the Pantoum method. If you’re like me and don’t consider creative writing to be your thing, it’s quite an incredible experience to have a poem ‘extracted’ from your brain like this. Here’s what I came up with:

Just animals on a planet

Just animals on a planet, we are actually naked

We hide and are scared

Concrete, restrictions and rules

We may die unfulfilled

 

We hide and are scared

We think there’s time later for the things that matter

We may die unfulfilled

We are all wild

 

We think there’s time later for the things that matter

Explore every day

We are all wild

We must use our unimaginable gift

 

Explore every day

Concrete, restrictions and rules

We must use our unimaginable gift

Just animals on a planet, we are actually naked

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