November Verse 8: Haircut
They meant it nicely: ‘It’s so fluffy!’
‘Einstein!’ ‘Kramer!’ ‘Snow on top!’
Skype’s corner pic made me look scruffy.
Time at last to go the chop.
Up Enmore Road to Con the barber,
best haircut this side of the Harbour:
‘Good morning, sir. What’s it for you?’
‘Short.’ ‘Short on top?’ ‘Yes, number two.’
So clippers, scissors, cut-throat razor
go to work and soon I’m shorn –
ears, nostrils, eyebrows smooth as lawn.
My head’s now ordered but, rash gazer,
wipe your eye, this state won’t last
the summer out. Hair grows too fast.
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WP Bookblog Listing
- Apeirogon, A Novel (Colum McCann 2020) 6 March 2021Borrowed from the Book Club, I'm going to this with no foreknowledge.
- Binge: The Undoing (Susanne Bier 2021) 1 March 2021I first heard about this as 'that show about rich people in New York with a lot of hair', and that's what it is. I spotted the murder victim immediately, we guessed who would be the prime suspect almost immediately, and at the end of the second episode we're pretty sure we know who the villain will turn out to be. That is to say, it' […]
- Blackbird (Roger Michell 2019) 27 February 2021Terminallly ill Susan Sarandon has a last weekend with her family, intending to take her own life with her doctor husband's help once they all leave. All the family's suppressed tensions come to light. It's well acted, but something doesn't quite work. Then it turns out to be a remake of Bille August's Stille hjerte (2014), with the […]
- Earth Dwellers (Kristen Lang 2021) 25 February 2021New poetry from Giramondo.
- NetFlix: Staged, season 2 (Simon Evans 2021) 22 February 2021Even funnier!The show goes to the US, or does it?
- Apeirogon, A Novel (Colum McCann 2020) 6 March 2021
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- Amanda Gorman!
- Proust Progress Report 17: She’s still gone