Matthew Welton is one of my favourite poets, I’ve stolen some of his techniques to write this piece. I have his book We needed coffee but…. which I have used for inspiration. I’m not sure if it has worked, I’ve written it on the way to work so maybe it needs more study. Matthew has written a series of pieces on an airport, here is an example of his work:
‘The light from the windows is like a kind of weariness; the blurry, coloured signboards show nothing that makes much sense.’
‘The light is like something only dimly understood.
The light is like greaseproof paper’
So I have used repeatition in a similar way to how he does, and also used some of his sentence structures ie:
The first thing is that……….the other thing is that…….and I’ve taken some of my work from a random notebook to create it as well.
Blossoms smell vaguely minty-are they apple?
small as door knobs, white as snow
Rattling in the breeze, taut violin strings of boughs
Blossoms smell vaguely lemony, daisy fresh
The tree will rise again from the ground, covered in berries
Contradicting the apples we ate
Each bird visited the bulky leaves
Each bird sang on the crescent shaped leaves
The tree will rise again from the ground,
shaking the earth off it’s back
The first thing is how the air tasted like draft beer on the back of our throats
warm and frothing deep in our lungs
The other thing is how the blossoms on the tree looked like Japanese paper nakins
making no shape in particular, definately not swans
Sometimes the air tastes of garbage that has been left by a radiator
Sometimes it tastes of Chinese buffet
Blossoms smell vaguely ripe like an idea we’d had that we hung up in the wardrobe
and forgot to think about. Putting it on and realising it fits.
Blossoms smell vaguely ripe, like an afterthought that realigns your day into a new order
We talked about whether the blossoms were apple or not,
decided it didn’t really matter.