Books, Haiku, Poetry, Spoken Word

Poetry Book

I mentioned that I had a poetry book published. It’s not full length, but you still get plenty of verse for the cost. Check it out on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Earth-Collection-Brad-Bott/dp/1948390604?keywords=brad+bott&qid=1534296031&sr=8-2-fkmrnull&ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmrnull_2

You can also get it from my publisher here:

https://www.penitpublications.com/product-page/salt-and-earth-by-brad-bott

As always, Stay Focused and Write On!

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Creative Writing, Haiku, Poems, Poetry, Spoken Word, Writing

Brad-ku

This weeks blog is later than normal because I’m planning on posting on Saturdays rather than Wednesdays from now on for various reasons.  But as promised, this one ties in nicely with the Haiku I posted last week.

For the most part, I never really liked Haikus. Maybe it’s the strict adherence to guidelines. You know, the 5-7-5 syllable count and usually about nature. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the form. I’ve read many wonderful and brilliant Haikus. They just don’t appeal to my personal style.

In response to my feelings of Haiku entrapment, I came up with my own poetic form a few years back when I was doing poetry slams and open mic nights on a regular basis.  They were dubbed Brad-kus by my fellow poets.  They are 4 lines, usually spoken word, have no syllable count requirements, were generally something I saw, and tend to have an unexpected twist at the end, often to humorous effect.  I know, that seems like more rules than a Haiku but they’re really just guidelines.

I figured I would share the first one I ever wrote and read in front of an audience. As always, feel free to comment, like, and share. Stay Focused and Write On!

Bird Brain Dog

A big black dog with a coarse coat,

Rubs its face on a dead bird

as if trying to resuscitate it,

Then tries to lick my face

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Creative Writing, Haiku, Poems, Poetry, Writing

A Haiku 

Interesting. I was sure I actually posted this but apparently not. Or it got deleted somehow. I had a nice bunch of top notch blog going on too. Oh well, this was meant to tie in with my next post, so I’ll do this one first, then post the one I was going to do today as a bonus tomorrow, or something like that. Sometimes technology just doesn’t work like we want it to.  Stay Focused and Write On!

Does the Red Robin

Understand its escape from

The cold heart of man

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