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I am two voices

The heart of a writer’s success lies in the marketing. Without marketing I will be unable to continue to write my planned works, – with which I hope to ‘write my way out of this hole’. Without the Blog potential supporters would not know about my struggle or my poetry.

Whistle blowing is not snitching, some view it this way, but it is an action of bravery, which stems from dedication to truth. Honesty is important to writers; in the same way it is important for whistleblowers. It is a shame on society that both can be smothered and must suffer for their beliefs.

The next three months are critical for me not only must I survive; I am waiting for and preparing for my Appeal. It is twelve months since I firmly set on writing – and twelve months I’ve been diverted in Tribunals which are part of a system biased against the individual whistleblower, designed to starve me out.

The poets, the playwrites, musicians and the artists are the thinkers and the feelers that help society breath and see and feel alive; the whistleblower is not an artist but the individual thinking, feeling seeing and shouting out to others to stop and hear the truth, I am both. I am two voices.


Kindle Poetry Haiku List

Haiku is a short form of Japanese verse typically characterised by three qualities:

  • Juxtaposition of two images or ideas and wording or idea between them, a kind of verbal highlighing of the juxtaposed elements.
  • Traditional haiku consist of 17 in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on (syllables) respectively. A Kigo (seasonal reference), or reference to motion or time.

one of my favourites by Bashō:

at the ancient pond
a frog plunges into
the sound of water

Modern Japanese haiku are less strict in form and subject, but the use of juxtaposition continues to be honored in both traditional and modern haiku.

There is a common perception that the images juxtaposed must be directly observed everyday objects or occurrences; this is not neccessarliy the case, but helps define the form or distill the experience being expressed.

In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line while haiku in English often appear in three or four lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.

Modern Haiku can be just as brilliant in clarity take this cutting examble Second Prize The Robert Spiess Memorial 2013: Margaret Dornaus

alphabet soup
I practice cradling love
in a stainless spoon

Writing Haiku

Haiku  on Kindle

The Heart of Haiku by Jane Hirshfield

Illustrated Basho Haiku Poems

Reflection Haiku: Living Modern Lives the Simple Way – Lily Wang’s English and Chinese Zen Shorts by Lily Wang

Reflection Haiku: Living Modern Lives the Simple Way – Lily Wang’s English and Chinese Zen Shorts
Night Fall (Haiku For The Evening Shade)
Intro to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki
Haiku: This Other World

Kindle books from Michael Wormald

The Long Hard Highway

Kindle Edition Cover

The Long Hard Highway [Kindle Edition]

by Michael Wormald

Poetry, Haiku and reflections on the difficulties of living with ME.

Haiku XI
heap sword hanging
y a good
emands more attention

Haiku XIX
nside neon bright
utside moon full burns
See; dream.

Poem, ‘Dreams of Forgotten Love’, Extract:

Whispering echoes return from sleeping memory.
ipping potions divine, drowning in forgotten loves glory.
ike the recognition of a long forgotten perfume,
istant faces blotted; clear once more a bloom.
he is there lingering with lost affection,
he only light coming from re-surfaced emotion

Souls of dead poets, –
eeking then resting like weary travelers,
n a fool’s paradise, unreal and decayed.
he forgotten flower of Love, withered without sunlight.
hat’s the point of trying to keep it alive without light.
ike a never ending epitaph to a memory,
our path has been too long and too hard to go back.

Leave your sour scars, forgive and forget yourself.
ools gold to forgive all but yourself.

Michael Wormald