I was making a comment on someone's blog earlier today, complementing them on their poetry and saying that I always wanted to be a creative type of chap but never quite managed it. I am the kind of person, I wrote, who would probably pen a passable poem - if only he could find the words. I then filled in the word verification and pressed "Post Comment". And then it hit me, like a thunderbolt coming out of a grandmothers' sewing box. What I had been searching for was right in front of me.
Today, therefore, sees the launch of my new persona. The artistic me, the creative me, the musing me. My first offering is a short poem entitled "Spholi Tears" which is built upon the various blogger verification words I encountered during my blog trawl this morning. In case you are unable to disentangle the verification words from my normal rambling style, I have highlighted them in each line.
Stepping up to the vingic fire,
Fear owses against a darkened sky.
Istic voices smooth the wire,
And spholi tears repeat the lie.
Together we seek mumine mystification,
Whilst typing "sovesshl" into the word verification.
I am not sure whether Blogger has a Poet in Residence, but if they have I might just apply for the job.