In this place, I eat butternut soup to

In this place, I eat butternut soup to mend a broken heart. There wasn’t any stock in the cupboard, so I used Marmite instead. With a fork I smashed the veg pieces small because I had no way to purée the soup. Early this morning I picked leucodendron and fynbos leaves, even before I didContinue reading “In this place, I eat butternut soup to”

Tied up in 8 Tentacles of a Goal Octopus

As of today, a printed book with my name on its cover is on its way to me. Gather ‘round Susan, Charles, Orhan and Jean, for I have joined your ranks! Note to self, disbelieving friends and family, I have now accomplished one of my personal goals and am one step closer to thinking ofContinue reading “Tied up in 8 Tentacles of a Goal Octopus”

10 Ink Pens and 2 Notebooks (in lieu of a Moleskine)

V5 Hi-Techpoint nibs for superior poetry ink for better flowing prose Pilot presents your ideas only rounded in script and immediately on the page gilding the lines of a notebook well-loved you bought it yesterday at Ryman’s, £10,99 (Moleskine. Red-bound. Eye-catching spine.) Nib and manuscript together oiled by finest technology. — I am not aloneContinue reading “10 Ink Pens and 2 Notebooks (in lieu of a Moleskine)”

Responsible. Routine. Light bulbs.

Two weeks into the New Year and I’m trying to remind my writer self, my Wandering Poet, of some responsible adult, routine-like habits. Most of these we have been following now for about six months. We start the week with an early morning hour’s walk in a nearby wood. Mondays are days for ‘laying track,’Continue reading “Responsible. Routine. Light bulbs.”

926 Breathless Accomplishments

Relentless much this 9 to 6: Notes, reports, another news, the internet, bulletin hour. In shops shelved stock; trains late, on track. Getting so much done! — This morning I read a up to item ten of a list nearing thirty on essential tips for blogging. In order to create a more magnetic headlines (item #8), take yourContinue reading “926 Breathless Accomplishments”

Clementi Brings in 2013

The Sounds of the Suburb on Holiday Someone’s house alarm is whittering. Post slips through mail slots, onto passage carpets. The crack and fizzle of fireworks on New Year’s Eve; the sky-bright still of hangovers on New Year’s Day. 01/01/2013 — Leading up to New Year’s and the party eve just passed, I house-sat forContinue reading “Clementi Brings in 2013”