Tuesday, 28 February 2017

From 'Dude Swheatie of Kwug' back to 'Alan the Poet Therapeutic' with a blog

I have been many things in my life and now I believe it would be a great idea for me to return to my poetry and my songwriting aspirations, but via the Google blogosphere.

Since September 2013 I have been the main blog controller for Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group (KUWG), with intermittent postings.(1) There I have acquired the nom de plume 'Dude Swheatie of Kwug' on account of
  1. the KUWG nickname, 
  2. the fact that I wear a posh hat, and 
  3. a spoof on my surname 'Wheatley'. 
Now though, as I am preparing to move out of the KUWG heartland of the London boroughs of Brent and Camden, my attachment to that blog is diminishing and a past identity as 'Alan the Poet Therapeutic' is re-emerging following a warm reception of my poems at a recent London Federation of Green Parties social near London Bridge Station on Thursday 23 February. In my 64th year of this life, I believe it's time for me to enter into a fresh phase of life as an autonomous person and — dare I say — mouthpiece for the 'Collective Unconscious' rather than as a profile raiser for the kind of collective entity that is the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group.

So I'll 'kick off' this new blog with a poem I wrote in the early 1990's, Communal Womb.

Communal Womb

There are times when I feel cut off —
Separated from the world —
Outside. Starved of Love.
Like an abandoned child.

In such times I write my poetry,
Reaching in to seek the Womb in me.

And there are times when I know
That I'm enough —
With a fertile, abundant world around
My glowing, life-giving, fireball of Love.
I blend my vision with the here and now.

In such times I share my poetry,
To celebrate the union of the Womb and me.

And in such times I share my poetry,
Reaching through
To seed the Communal Womb.

By Alan the Poet Therapeutic
© 1990 by Alan Wheatley
 Link reference
  1.  http://kilburnunemployed.blogspot.co.uk/

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