Arik Fletcher

Arik Fletcher

33 years old
Male
Location
Stevenage
United Kingdom
Current Status
The pencil of the mind must meet the paper of the soul to reveal the words of the heart.
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  • Favorite Poets/Writers
    Byron, Blake, Poe
    Favorite Quote
    "You're either a one or a zero. Alive or dead" --Gary Winston, Antitrust
    Favorite Place To Write
    Wherever inspiration finds me
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I was born in 1984 in Harare, Zimbabwe. I left High School at the age of 15 when my family emmigrated to the United Kingdom in 2000. I met my wonderful wife- Charlotte- at the end of 2000 and we married in 2004. Our beautiful daughter- Evelyn- was born the following year. I currently live in Hertfordshire and work in London as an IT Consultant and Technical Manager for Co-Operative Systems.

It was during the months leading up to the UK move that I started writing poetry as a way for me to express my deepest and darkest emotions in a private and controlled outlet. Over time I came to find that this was only a temporary release so long as the words were kept secret. I found that the only true way to truly set the heart and mind free was to release those inner most thoughts and feelings to the world- the result of which is Nekatu Poetry.

Aside from writing poetry I have always had a fascination with collecting swords and other bladed weapons. To date my collection consists of 5 Katana, 2 Wakizashi, 2 Tanto, a Leon Paul fencing foil, a few hand-made Katana-styled blades, a gothic long sword and several daggers (including a WWII bayonet) to name but a few. Several of my poems have been inspired by these amazingly beautiful yet deadly creations.

For more about me and my work- visit http://www.nekatu.co.uk

Latest Blog Posts

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  • 1st August 2017 Published

    Artinfact

    2 Comments 2 Comments

  • 20th July 2017 Published

    No Repeat

    2 Comments 2 Comments

  • 22nd June 2017 Published

    Fakebook

    2 Comments 2 Comments

  • 27th April 2017 Published

    Longplay

    2 Comments 2 Comments

  • 14th February 2017 Published

    Valenteen

    2 Comments 2 Comments
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  • Tarringo Basile-Vaughan
    by Tarringo Basile-Vaughan 5 years ago
    Great poetry being posted Erik! I'm enjoying
  • Tarringo Basile-Vaughan
    by Tarringo Basile-Vaughan 5 years ago
    Hey Arik..thank you for continuing to share your expressin here at FCN..very much appreciated
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent you a message I see they aren't showing up here once again, check your messages
  • Depth Writer
    by Depth Writer 5 years ago
    Yo! Arik!
    You and Tarringo must be twins!
    You two were born on the same day...

    Better start this early...

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    BIRTHDAY!!!!
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    I see you have a birthday coming up and i won't be in town HOpe it's a wonderful Arik Happy Happy Birthday
  • Depth Writer
    by Depth Writer 5 years ago
    O'
    Arik

    Paging Arik.... where are you?

    Paging Arik.... Where are you? (Echo, echo, echo)
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    missing my daily verse to read from you. Hope you are ok Arik, come back to us over at Flex
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent back the collab masterful weaving, just one change suppress
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent another message I reworked the first two stanzas let me know what you think
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent back the collab with lines added I'm liking where it it going

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    Depth Writer
    "Depth Writer" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Artinfact".
    Clapping! Ink must rupture to bleed in its rightful context, texture and tone.. Carry on!
    7 days ago
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    Hansel Gil
    "Hansel Gil" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Artinfact".
    I like your line "..your ink can tell a story..."' It goes beyond just poetry...i do it often, I just finished reading 'The fall of the house of Usher' for the 100th time and no picture or movie can match how i imagine the house looks like. How the ...
    15 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Artinfact".
    A picture speaks a thousand words and words can paint a scene,Alas when put together they are often stuck between,For beauty in a work of art need never be defined,Nor should the deepest words be shaped or in a frame confined. This is but my ...
    16 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "No Repeat".
    Thanks! :-)
    16 days ago
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    Depth Writer
    "Depth Writer" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "No Repeat".
    Indeed! Nice rhyme and bleed right here Erik. Keep a bleeding that ink... Smiles
    28 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Valenteen".
    Nicely done- 13 years with my better half! :-)
    28 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Fakebook".
    Thanks, Hansel!
    28 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "No Repeat".
    Real music is emotion, Raw feelings from within, A glimpse into a dark soul, Exposed with every spin.   Each song is a reflection, Of secret thoughts and dreams, A story with true meaning, Between the words and screams.   Deep ...
    28 days ago
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    Hansel Gil
    "TRUST" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Fakebook".
    The internet is addictive and seductive even. So many profiles, i get drained in my fbook...i forgot about fishing and hiking. Nice read..it reminds me to go outside and Live.
    1 month ago
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    Hansel Gil
    "TRUST" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Valenteen".
    I hope for this.in my life. 5years and counting..i hope this last my life 100 years.
    1 month ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Zero Hour".
    Glad this one connected with you, Tarringo!
    1 month ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Heartbeaten".
    Thanks- glad you liked it! :-)
    1 month ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Longplay".
    Thank you! :-)
    1 month ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Fakebook".
    Don’t swear at that reflection of the clouds upon your screen, That burst of light from high above obscuring what has been, You do not need to know what everyone has done or seen, Nor do you need to follow where the crowd might go or ...
    1 month ago
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    Depth Writer
    "Depth Writer" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Longplay".
    Yes, indeed... well done....
    3 months ago

Latest Blogs

  • Arik Fletcher
    A picture speaks a thousand words and words can paint a scene,Alas when put together they are often stuck between,For beauty in a work of art need never be defined,Nor should the deepest words be ... Arik ...
  • Dori Wheeler
    SUSPENDED IN DUSK~She wasn't dealt a royal flushDrugs and alcohol stole her blushHaunted by life, praying to dieThey misconstrued the reasons why~Death was her friend, her lover tooSuspending in ... Dori ...
  • Depth Writer
    The illusion is shallow, un-moving, unaware, but its edges are distinct and forebearing in hastes doorstep.   Ago's coffin half buried in moss lined tomb, enshrined in cerise and pale pink ... Depth ...
  • Arik Fletcher
    Real music is emotion, Raw feelings from within, A glimpse into a dark soul, Exposed with every spin.   Each song is a reflection, Of secret thoughts and dreams, A story with true ... Arik ...
  • Dori Wheeler
    WILD IN THE WIND~Waning moon submits to twilightThere is no primal fight or flightThis is when magic transpiresMy body aches, it requires...~I scream aloud without a soundUnrighteous tease, for I am ... Dori ...

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