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
- Flood Damages (Eunice Andrada 2018) 22 June 2018Poetry from Giramondo.
- Collected Short Fiction (Gerald Murnane 2018) 21 June 2018For the Book Group, 20 pieces of short fiction first published between 1979 and 2012.
- Counterpart, Season 1 (Justin Marks 2018) 20 June 2018A spy movie with a touch of sliding-doors sci fi, and avuncular J K Simmons in the double lead role.
- Younger Season 5 (Darren Star 2018) 18 June 2018What can I say? We were watching this before it because a cult, and now we're watching it again.
- SFF: Instructions on Parting (Amhy K Jenkins 2018) 17 June 2018If I understood the intentions of the title I would probably have a higher opinion of this film. There's a lot in it that's beautiful, and it covers some deeply sad events in a family's life, but too much of it feels like a very high quality home movie.
- Flood Damages (Eunice Andrada 2018) 22 June 2018
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