In this vein, much of what I do when writing poetry is intangible. This was especially true when I wrote my Airship poem, and I got to spend several wonderful days sailing aboard an ethereal vessel.
Fortunately, I have access to online Role Playing Games, such as Guns of Icarus, and have read all twelve novels of Emily Thompson’s descriptive Steampunk adventure series, titled Clockwork Twist.
However, immersive novels and RPG’s merely hint at the look, feel, aroma, temperature, and the overall ambiance of sailing aboard an airship. Something else is needed to fill in these essential details.
Once my heart and my mind were fully absorbed in this project the airship itself took over. It taught me what I needed to know and how to express those sensations. It evolved into a poetic experience.
While Helen Keller learned to explore, interpret, and make use of the physical world around her, the poet must learn the inverse; how to tap into the world within as if it were, in every sense, tangible.
Now, as my airship glides soundlessly off into an exquisite sunset, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!! See you next time ...