This week’s poetry was inspired by a drive home on the motorway.
It seemed to lend itself to sound, so here’s my Spoken Word Poetry and associated musings delivered via SoundCloud.
I’ve never done anything like this before and I don’t have any special equipment for recording sound. It’s a bit daunting but exciting too.
I wanted to capture how I felt on this journey; the sun in my eyes, feeling tired, but seeing so much beauty around me, even from a three-lane motorway.
And I wasn’t driving at the time. I was a grateful passenger as we left England and two aeroplanes drew a Saltire in the sky as we passed back into Scotland.
The roads were quiet. It was a Sunday afternoon. We passed Gretna and I imagined all the young couples of days gone by as they crossed the border to marry at the Old Blacksmith’s and had their whole life ahead of them in sunshine and mists and a huge sky bubbling with clouds.
Beauty is always there, you just need to find it – straight ahead, to the side, or sometimes behind closed eyes.