November Verse 9: Breakfast
While monks on waking go to chapel,
my morning rite is to make juice
from beetroot, carrot, ginger, apple,
celery each day to unloose
what needs unloosing, supplemented –
so ailments may be circumvented –
by multi-probiotic pills
and others for existing ills.
And then, before a cup of java,
there’s sometimes muesli, mostly toast
that’s spread with jam, and, not to boast,
the jam’s from cumquat and guava
grown on our trees and made by me.
This is our daily Glory Be!
WP Bookblog Listing
- The Translators (Régis Roinsard 2019) 20 September 2020This has been compared to Knives Out. I see why, but this is much more fun than that It's a locked room mystery and its elaborate twists aren't really surprising, but I loved every minute of it – helped perhaps by this being only the third time I've been to the movies in six months or so. Eight translators are locked in a high-security locatio […]
- Wallander, Season 2 (Henning Mankell 2010–2011) 15 September 2020Eleven 90-minute episodes! I prefer this to the British version with its strange disjunct between English regional accents and Swedish settings. Krister Henrikkson as Kurt Wallander is more convincingly downbeat than Kenneth Branagh who can't help carrying some Royal Shakespeare Company glamour with him.
- Puerto Rico Strong (Many people 2018) 13 September 2020An anthology of short comics designed to raise funds for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María and Trump's US active failure to help.
- Belvoir: A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf, Carissa Licciardello & Tom Wright) 12 September 2020Back to the live theatre in a half-full theatre, a mostly masked audience – a handful of people refused for reasons or unreasons of their own. I've never read Virginia Woolf's essay, and this was a terrific way of encountering it. Anita Hegh's rendering of it was weird for about the first third – the music of the sentences rendered in a way no […]
- Benevolence (Julie Janson 2020) 11 September 2020For the Book Group. Keeping to a theme of early year of settlement/invasion of New South Wales, this is a novel by an Indigenous author telling a story of theHawkesbury from a Darug perspective.
- The Translators (Régis Roinsard 2019) 20 September 2020
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- SWF 2020, Post 8
- Puerto Rico Strong comics
- Andrew Huntley’s Lyrical Ballast and From Tradition
- Proust Progress Report 13: La Prisonnière continue
- Lemire & Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls 4
- The Book Group and Cassandra Pybus’s Truganini
- Grace Karskens’ Colony
- SWF 2020, Post 7
- Ali Alizadeh’s Towards the End
- The Book Group and Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men
- SWF 2020, Post 6
- Laurie Duggan’s Homer Street
- Proust Progress Report 12: Beginning La Prisonnière
- The Falls, Johns River
- Tara June Winch’s Yield