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.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Fil and Harry (Jenny Blackford 2021) 15 April 2021A chapter book – too young or too old for the children in my life, so I'm having to read it for my own pleasure. A girl and he talking cat, illustrated by Kristin Devine.
- Netflix: Thunder Force (Ben Falcone 2021) 15 April 2021Melissa McCarthy and Olivia Spencer are an odd couple who acquire superpowers to fight a plague of supervillains. They are very funny together, and the film is stupid in the best meaning of that word. The actors who play the main characters in the childhood and adolescent sequences are beautifully cast.
- The Durrells Season 4 (Simon Nye 2019) 14 April 2021Suddenly Milo Parker / Gerry's voice has taken on a deeper timbre. This is strangely unnerving, and there's a corresponding darkening of the tone, as we are given faint hints that there's a war on and that the Greek government isn't necessarily benign. But the tag line on the poster – 'Nostalgic fun n the sun' still holds good. […]
- The Durrells Season 3 (Simon Nye 2018) 14 April 2021Still charming. There's a trip to England where Louisa and Larry discover louche Bohemia. The family has a series of guests.
- Bitter Root Volume Two: Rage & Redemption (David F Walker, Chuck Brown, Stanford Green and others 2020) 11 April 2021The back cover tells us there's a film in preparation from Ryan Coogler on this series. I think it will be strictly for horror fans.But I'm reading on.
- Fil and Harry (Jenny Blackford 2021) 15 April 2021
TagsABC Alison Croggon art Australian Women Writers Challenge children's literature comics David Brooks David Malouf doggerel editing Elizabeth McMahon First Nations history Jeff Sparrow Jennifer Maiden journals Marcel Proust memoir non-fiction Novel NSWPLA Overland Pam Brown phone photo poetry Quarterly Essay science fiction/fantasy Sydney Writers' Festival The School Magazine translation
- Bitter Root One and Two
- Proust Progress Report 20: Getting to the point
- Kristen Lang’s Earth Dwellers
- 500 people: Week Eight
- 500 people: Week Seven
- Jeff Lemire’s Ascender Vol Three
- Colum McCann’s Apeirogon
- 500 people: Week Six
- 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist
- Jess Hill, See What You Made Me Do
- 500 people: Week Five
- Ruby Reads 24: Visiting the library
- Proust Progress Report 19: Mentioning the War
- 500 people: Week Four
- 500 people: Week Three