More Blogging at Swarthmore

More Blogging at Swarthmore

We met up again at Swarthmore to discuss our blogging experiments and the Love Arts Festival and using the bloggies, small cameras that are surprisingly user friendly.  I have another poem.

Shaking Hands

Shaking hands

Grip tight

To a Big Mac

And medium fries.

Behind a large coke

Someone hides.

By Daniel Tavet

More learning about blogging about Swarthmore

Today at Swarthmore John Baron, one of the founders of the Leeds Wellbeing Web and reporter for The Guardian taught us about community reporting.

We learnt the basics in knowing how to find a story, write the story and how to add links and images.

At the moment, I do not have a story but I do have another poem.

ZIGGY’S RIP OFF

Sigmund sniggered

In a schoolboy manner

Spellbound

By a dirty book.

When I told him

Of the dreams

It was like

Staring with love

At the ceiling

Of my mind.

But his response

Was disappointing.

‘When you were small,

Was your mother pretty?’

I soon tired of this farce

My temper was provoked

So I picked up

His dirty book –

And had a snigger

Myself.

The consultation was done.

A waste of time

And a waste of money.

My friends had warned me.

These crackpots –

With their godless ideals.

My dreams were still

A mystery

And the daylight visions

Of the angel Gabriel

Hanging from a tree.

By Daniel Tavet

Writing Poems

  I’ve always enjoyed writing and the creative urge.  I like poems for a few reasons.  I  like choosing and arranging the words and the rhythm of the poem.  It’s good when people relate to the poem.  I find writing poems can express inhibited emotions and opinions.  I go to a good creative writing class at Inkwell in Chapelallerton.

CHRONIC

Chronic,

Long term,

Boredom.

That

Is the diagnosis.

Your thoughts of violence?

Boredom.

Your lurid fantasies?

Boredom.

Your misanthropy?

Boredom.

Get a job.

Go see a nice film.

Buy a Top Ten single.

You won’t be bored then.

In the interim, take these tablets

To be somebody else.

No, they’re not drugs.

They’re special tablets.

They won’t affect your body

It’ll just feel like somebody else’s.

Least you won’t be bored though.

Don’t take them with drink,

Unless you’re with friends

And in licensed premises.

Another appointment?

Good.

Take this.

You know the way out.

By Daniel Tavet

A Hot Day at Swarthmore

DSC00332  My name is Daniel Tavet, I live in Armley, Leeds.  At the moment I am doing a training session with Leeds Wellbeing, learning about their web site and about blogging.  I took this photo with a Sony bloggie camera.  It was the first time I’d used these kind of cameras.  I took this photo outside Swarthmore college, today, on this hot Thursday.  Supposedly this is the hottest it’s been for seven years.  I think it’s been longer.