Our Father,Aneurin Bevan, Exploded is thy game; Why,Kingdom come, Before thy will be done. Gone N.H.S,Gone Heaven. Give us fair pay,our daily bread; Don’t leave us on piece rates, As we confront those who legislate against us. And feed us not with deprivation, But deliver us from Weasels. For thine was the Fair Game,the Hour and the Story Maybe once but ever again?
Most people who read poetry have heard of Sylvia Plath.She was only 30 when she died but is now a top poet of the 20th century… her ambition was fulfilled.But if poetry writing is therapeutic as many people believe,why did it not help her?
I read an article about this but am sad to say i can’t find the reference.The author claimed that writing structured poetry like sonnets is more likely to be therapeutic.Nowadays though,free verse and non structured poetry is what is fashionable.Rhymes are not.Think of modern music cocmpared to Schubert or Haydn… you get the point.
Plath’s poetry was ,in a way,violent.She went to her depths but as she already had suffered a severe breakdown and more recently was deserted by her husband her depths were full of pain and anguish.And she had sole care of two little infants.Was it worth it?
So it you feel you want to write for therapy,try writing in a traditional form.The structure contains the feelings better.
I see a conservative MP is calling for us to pay for a visit to A&E or a doctor I wonder what will happen to someone having a heart attack who has no money? Will they have to turn them away? That’s what’s happening in the United States. Someone I know was having a miscarriage while she was on a long journey and she had to go to 3 hospitals before being admitted. She lost the baby