Friday, April 26, 2013

I Wish I'd Written This

Tir na Blog

By RJ Clarken

The computer world
has its own tiny wee folk:
they're called the Pixels.

The Pixels' powers
are determined by magic
and pantone colors.

You can find Pixels
if a Vector Inspector
gives you a bitmap.

But please be careful.
Pixels are shy, and hide if
closely monitored.


Like me, RJ Clarken is participating in this year's April Poem A Day Challenge at Poetic Asides (which is part of Writer's Digest). I fell in love with this recent piece, written for the Challenge, and couldn't wait to share it with you. It appeals to both my sense of humour and my love of the magickal. (And oh yes, I do believe Pixels are real!)

A writer, photographer and graphic artist — as a poet she specialises in light verse. In fact she has a blog of that name; and a book of 'odd, off-beat and really quirky poetry' called Mugging for the Camera, which is available through Amazon. She has also been published in a number of journals. 

Penny Wishes, her children's book published by a small press a few years ago, is now out of print; but as she owns the rights, she says she might re-publish it herself — if she ever finds the time. In addition to all her artistic activities, she is a busy wife and mother.

A couple of years ago she was interviewed at Poetic Bloomings. Some of her poems are included, and she talks about the process of seeking — and finding — publication, which she went about in a very business-like way. You can also find her on facebook and twitter.

I have known her as an online friend and colleague for several years now, and can tell you that she is very supportive of other poets.

Poems and photos used in ‘I Wish I’d Written This’ remain the property of the copyright holders (usually their authors).


  1. Nice share, Rosemary.

    Ha, I think I have seen some of those elusive pixels.

  2. This is so cute... Pixels almost like pixies. RJ is sure to bring a smile every time!

  3. I have long enjoyed RJ's fresh perspective and sweet voice. This is a gem. Thanks for highlighting her writing, Rosemary.

  4. Such a clever play on "Tir Na Nog"! I love it.

  5. Thanks for featuring this talented poet, Rosemary. I, too, got a smile from "Tir Na Blog". :)

  6. Well I'll be more careful with them pixels :D

  7. Thanks for featuring RJ. I have been a fan of hers for some time now. Love this poem, RJ!

  8. Delighted you all enjoyed this piece as much as I did!


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