Driftwood

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Finding my metier, if not my metre..

Writing is part of my life, and blogit is a place to try new things. Until I find my feet, I'll stick with "Everything Else", with occasional poetry, and can anyone tell me how to cut and paste my work into an entry without it double-spacing itself? That aside, I'd describe my writing style mostly... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 8, 2006

With apologies to James Joyce

By way of explaining my heading I have pasted Joyce's poem below; my own efforts are below that, with a little help from C G Jung and myth - but not much. It might be something that develops later. I should probably explain the prompt behind this. I wrote it not long after getting off the phone,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Nail salon synchronicity

Chatting with my neighbour at the nail bar - as you do - I became aware of a song on the CD in the background... " I will follow him.. " I asked her if she could remember the film it came from, and we tried to think of it, and couldn't. Eventually, between us and the lady at the far end of the nail... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 1, 2006

Metaphor

Sunday. In the mid-morning You say we will go out later, And you spend the day outside. I dress, get ready, wait, And potter, small chores here and there, Not really starting anything, Waiting, For you to say you are ready too. At four o’clock we leave. I marked time all day, Finishing nothing. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Second poetry effort

Sipping coffee in the park, I miss you today. I watch the graceful ibis strutting, scratching, So quiet beside the loud chatter of two girls Not listening to each other and shrieking "Oh my God!" as each recounts her conquest. The noise is too much, I finish and leave, And stroll across the park... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

In the mirror

Thought I'd try a little poetry.. having trouble with the format but I just wanted to try it out Precious moments in the mirror, When I am dressing And you stand behind me, smiling, Fold your arms around me And sway, only a little, Kissing the top of my head, Holding my gaze in the mirror, Hypnotic,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 24, 2006

So I'm back from the shrink and...

A good, positive session. When, he asked me, is enough "enough."? I am someone who hates rows. At the same time, I am not someone to be trampled on. Being polite and assertive in the workplace is one thing; so much harder in the home environment. Time and time again I am sucked in; I really don't... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

One of the things

that you notice when you have been away for as long as I have, is that old friends fall by the wayside. You don't mean for it to happen, and neither do they, but it's hard to keep up any level of continuity by mail - even email. Letters are actually better, come to think of it, because you can... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Exile

For what seems like the hundredth time, I am looking at things as they are and wondering where I go from here. Both my children are grown. I have one child who has known only this country since the age of three. I have another who lives in a different continent. It isn't exactly a normal family... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A fairly typical day

5:55 am. I hit the snooze button for nine more minutes before I have to get up. 6:04 am. Shower, dress in the clothes I set out the night before. 6:35 am. Begin the drive to my office. Jockey for position with eighteen monster trucks to get into the electronic toll lane. 7:00 am. Say hello to the... Sign in to see full entry.

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