Inversion



In pamphlet Glass is Sand at Ronchini Gallery London UK London June - September 2024. Please contact me if you would like to discuss.

About this poem

This poem, written in May 2024 hopes through its sounds, imagery and language to share the sensory experiences of joyous travel and imagination we can feel on seeing, and then being within, fresh new places and moods for the first time. While every word poured out of instinctively, being drawn on my own family histories, memories and ways of telling, they are written to be shared, in others' minds or out loud. Like the complex, multi-layered, harmonious landscape painting they respond to, reading these words, with a human rhythm and a sense of friendship could evoke the same spirit of discovery in many personal ways to each reader.  

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Written on June 09, 2024

Submitted by BenRidley on June 09, 2024

Modified by BenRidley on June 18, 2024

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Scheme A
Characters 133
Words 24
Stanzas 1
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Ben Ridley

Thanks - first forays into sharing my verses - or any personal writing whatsoever, in fact. Reading poetry for a long while, one day in late winter I started writing my own too. more…

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  • israel_u
    Obscurity personified.
    LikeReply19 days ago
  • israel_u
    One day, a literary class was on, in a Nigerian university, as Professor Wole Soyinka passed by. By coincidence, his poem was being discussed. When he was invited to make an input, he told the class he had forgotten what he had written. Poetry is mystery. 
    LikeReply 123 days ago
    • BenRidley
      This made me laugh :) It was up here till very recently, I am just on a break of showing it online and didn’t know how to hide it temporarily. Hope all is well with you.
      LikeReply23 days ago
  • israel_u
    Could not decode the poem.
    LikeReply23 days ago

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