The lack of activity on this site is mirrored in the lack of any real creative activity in any other area of life. This is due to a case of writers block. That is not an excuse, well it is, and it is a pretty piss poor one at that. But the facts are the facts and it is no use shirking it.
The main issue, and it is surprisingly not the neglect of the blog, is that I was asked to do a piece for my mothers wedding in the summer. I am more than happy to do it as it will hopefully please my mother. And as Norman Bates will affirm that it is important to make Mother happy. But I cannot think of a single way to start it or what tone to write it in. One could aim for the Hallmark Card style sentimental bollocks. And there in lies the problem, it is bollocks. Most poems written for weddings or for a specific occasion tend to be rubbish. I am thinking mainly that Sir Andrew Motion disliked most of the poems he wrote as Poet Laureate. The occasion constrains the writing which causes it to be stunted, forced and uninspiring.
I could write about my impressions of love, what it means to love and be loved but then who wants to hear that at a wedding? It has to be short and simple but convey meaning. It has to be emotive but not sentimental. It has to be relevant but somehow, universal. It can be funny but it has to be gentle.
This is what is concerning me. I could do with looking round and finding something appropriate. Or bash out reams and reams of drivel until I stumble across something. Amongst the shite we find the profound.
In other news, was reading http://agatharuncibleforever.wordpress.com/ and she wrote a great article in response to an article. The article was about female personal trimming and it’s relation to pornography. I am not a woman but I found my self agreeing with the author of the blog. To suggest all women trim their pubic hair to emulate porn stars and thus please men is, I think, a step too far. Sarah missed a small point that Porn stars shave their pubic hair so that the gynecological aspect of the film are undisturbed. Or less nicely so that the penerative view is undisturbed. Also, there is a niche market of the porn industry that demands the women are unshaven. Not my bag, but someones. Somewhere.
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