Shauna Darling Robertson’s poems for adults and children have been set to music, performed by actors, displayed on buses, turned into short films, made into comic art, hung on a pub wall and published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Shauna also makes artwork and loves working with other writers, artists, musicians and film-makers to explore and play with poetry in different ways. Her lovely website is here.
This is the fabulous poem she has sent for the Poetry Feast:
Now That I Really Think About It
My friends all say I think too much.
I think they could be right.
I think my way throughout the day
and think myself awake at night.
Outside, I think of ways back in.
Once in, I think things out again.
I chat with John and think of Jane.
In rain, I think about the sun.
When Jane comes round, I think of John.
At school I think of going home.
When home alone, I think of friends.
If blue, I think of red or pink – it never ends
and now I’m thinking hard about
how much I tend to think.
I tell all this to Jane, she says,
your brain must have a kink.
But John, he looks me in the eye,
asks why I think so much.
I think about it deep and long,
then round and square
and down and up,
then left and right
and like and such
I really make a meal of it
but think it’s best I don’t reveal
the reason that I think I think.
(I’m not sure how I feel.)
© Shauna Darling Robertson
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