Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Pens, policy and poetry

I’m finding this hard. I can do brief, but I can’t do conversational.

I’m a policy analyst, one who probes and, eventually, reaches a conclusion. In complete contrast, I’m also  a poet, one who attends to the moment.

I aspire to an intimacy of language, but when I write prose, even as I’m doing now, the analytical urge is strong.

I’ve changed pens from a V5 TecPoint to a Parker Jotter, from black ink to blue. The Jotter writes faster, is less forensic. Blue is less self-assured, more exploratory. 

But I have to own, my writing skills are not as reliable as I’d thought.

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