In a Philosophical Mood

In a Philosophical Mood

by Steve Earle

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A Poetic narrative written in my first year at university.
Writing about our secret thoughts and feelings, I find that writing strictly to the poetry metre sounds too restraining as I try to convey those thoughts and feelings of our true selves.
So not to sound too 'formal' I wrote this poetry with rhyme and rhythm so one can follow more easily and pick up the feel and essence of the subjective prose.
Most of this poetry and essays was written at a time when I was going through an emotional period, adjusting to being single again.
So I ended up a very mature student studying philosophy and creative writing.
At that time my feelings were influencing my writing and as one will see in this collection of prose you can join me and delve deeper into thoughts and feelings of our emotive consciousness.
Having said that, most of the writing in this anthology was written from introspective conjecture as they occurred in my mind. I remember the excitement amongst the students on the day of the '1991 Rugby World Cup' match. It inspired me to write what I felt it was like to be upfront and part of that team. (See Triumph).
I'm always aware of the power of nature, and find observation and involvement not only creative but life enhancing. I remember noticing how quickly my favourite garden tree in the early part of April and after the frosts of winter would become green with bursting buds and within a couple of weeks be covered in blossom. It changed so quickly and I found it extremely interesting beautiful act of nature. The poetic story of that tree is here for you to read, entitled. ‘First Spring'.
The Painting, was a special piece, when looking at it my imagination created a vivid picture of what I thought the artist had wanted to convey. This piece although written in February 1992 became a monologue in my play, which I wrote in later years at Southampton University on a playwriting course. ('The Painting' 2001).
I am told that my poetry and writing is philosophically ethereal, (wow what a mouthful!) But I agree, at that time (1991-3) my writing was perhaps introspective but intended this with depth and meaning. Hopefully you the reader may want to read it again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154547168
Publisher: Steve Earle
Publication date: 09/30/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 161 KB

About the Author

Sales and Business Director. Now retired living in a small village in the New Forest, Southern England UK. Enjoy long walks observing nature, sitting in favourites spots dictating my writing notes as they occur in my fertile (I nearly said futile) imagination. Writing short stories, eBooks and busy writing a two to three-part erotic crime thriller. (Hopefully to be finished and edited Sep – Dec 2017). As a mature student at Manchester University studied creative writing and philosophy. Also in later years, (in retirement) completed a three-year playwriting course at Southampton University. When finished writing current novel, will revise and review short stories, screenplays and plays written over the past 20 years and self-publish those that are meritorious. I love writing about human nature, meditation and our relationship with the universe. In my anthology of poetry written over the years (which I hope to ePublish November 2017) I relate to the enormous potential of our superconscious.. And our evolving ability to use it.

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