Friday, 3 February 2012

A day in the life of writer Panya Banjoko

Writing, thinking, carefully pondering,
in cafes drinking Americano,
at home in bed with ginger tea,
in galleries sipping elderflower,
at home on the settee.

Crawling to bed at 3am, 4am, sometimes five.
After two weeks, first draft finished.
two more to go
one, must read well on a placard, A2 size.
Theme: Romeo and Juliet.
free write, sit hard and think write,
pace up and down write, approach it upside down write.

The next piece about relationships
the secrets and lies type, he or she has had an affair
some know, some don’t,  some pretend not to know...
capture the essence in a poem
write on paper, with biro, with pencil, tap on keyboard,
try with five year old Parker pen  saved in the hope that one day in times of emergency it will  radiate magical aromas to beckon lazy thoughts
words don’t come,
should have bought a Sheaffer!
new approach
hmmm glass of wine!
Doze and think,
Try format
Haiku? Nah!
Write, then write, and write, and then write some more
Finally, just before a search warrant is issued for the poem
It falls into place, each word concocting rainbow coloured images
Now, memorise, learn inside out and backwards,
Finally perform...

By Panya Banjoko - MollyQueen Featured Writer

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