Reply To: Cell of Song – Poetry Works


    Hello again Salvatore, a late good evening to you!

    Firstly, as you’ve said, too, I wouldn’t worry too much just yet. Given time, things often fall into place in their own natural way. Although it would be beneficial to experiment with poetry and drawing, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with writing prose either. I don’t know what your archaeological field/exact area of specialisation or expertise is, but you may well be able to bring that into your work, may you not? Perhaps imagining the stories, developing into a mythos, about some of your finds? Just a thought … On your bio, you’ve written that you live in central Wales, surely there’s plenty of archaeological inspiration there for you, is there not? For part of my bardic course work I based a long poem on a menhir in Penwith, Cornwall – the Mên Scryfa. Being based in Wales, you might find the Englynion y Beddau (The Stanzas of the Graves) a useful source of inspiration, too; I have an excellent copy of this, a 2015 edition, in Welsh and English, published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, it’s beautifully illustrated and contains lots of useful notes. So, perhaps that could get you started.

    Anyway, glad to be of some assistance.

    Bennathow (Cornish for blessings) 😀