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Posted: 25th November 2013

As part of the tent, I wanted to include creative writing and the written word. I don't feel as though I'm confident enough to facilitate creative writing and perhaps if I had more time I would have included working with a creative writer within the bid.

However, I want to work with words - develop ideas and including them within the piece. I was particularly inspired by The Reader Organisation and their study into reading and poetry with older people.

I have looked through their Appendix relating to their study, but for me it is too general - I want Floaty Poetry!

So, I've begun to research my own words, haikus, poems and sentences to inspire participants.


Gajanan Mishra's Floating and floating I

Floating and floating I remained
Where I was in the sky
And the sky changed.
How I float
In how many sky
I have no answer now.


Mudelin Sy's Life floats oh so gently by

Life floats oh so gently by,
Upon the passing river of time,


Vince Gullaci's Hot Air Balloons Floating Across The Sky

Floating Worlds Haiku

on maple leaves
glittering raindrops gather -
floating worlds


Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies.
- Vitruvius

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
- Sigmund Freud

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.
- Natalie Wood

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
- William Osler

Further Reading

Transforming Space - House in a Suitcase

This is an interesting use of functional design, space and multi-purpose furniture.