I Whispered.

whisper | ˈ(h)wispər | verb  speak very softly using one’s breath without one’s vocal cords.   literary (of leaves, wind, or water) rustle or murmur softly.  [usually in singular] a slight trace; a hint:  ORIGIN Old English hwisprian, of Germanic origin; related to German wispeln, from the imitative base of whistle

A reading of I Whispered, from the forthcoming collaborative volume of new lyrical ballads, Archery In The UK, by Ingrid Wilson & Nick Reeves.
  • 1. Tend toward magic realism; the natural, the super natural. 2. Eschew cliché, bandwagon & first draft. 3. Embroider! Embrace! Embody! 4. Blend language with landscape and vice versa. 5. Hike hill and lake, comb beach and page. Take to tarmac, to barricade, to battlement, to barrow. Encircle cathedrals and castles, clockwise and widdershins. 6. Experiment – with form, narrative and structure; be it sonnet, ballad, pantoum, postcard. 7. Collage, tesselate. 8. Cajole, conjure, create. Excellence is your goal. 9. Romanticists, nurture the dream state of mill and attic. 10. Declare this day a poets’ weekend! (from Manifesto For The New Lyricists, 2023)

Archery In The UK – New Lyrical Ballads & Other Poems, released by Experiments In Fiction. 1 February 2023

6 thoughts on “I Whispered.

    1. Yes, it’s a nod in that direction, Jeff. It was a title (waiting for the right bus to come along) that had occurred to me sometime ago as amusing, but as the collection came together it kept waving its little hand and jumping up and down in a more and more apt manner. Resistance was futile! As to my writing partner, she is oriented more to the revolution of the late sixties. Love & Anarchy x

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