Verse 5: To be done
Moving home’s no roller-coaster,
no painful climb up, screaming down,
just daily questions like ‘New toaster?’
(answered ‘Yes’, though with a frown)
and wrap the artwork up in bubbles,
smash failed ceramics into rubbles,
organise a picture rail,
fix a redirect for mail,
fill a box with medications,
give away our potted lime,
dump the clock that’s lost its chime,
breathe slow when there’s palpitations
and so nothing will be missed
sit and write a to-do list.
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WP Bookblog Listing
- Stan: It's a Sin (Russell T. Davies 2021) 24 January 2021A British tale of AIDS written by Russell T Davies, who I think of as the resuscitator of Doctor Who and creator of Torchwood. Apart from the female character who (two episodes in) seems to be there to function as glue without a life of her own, it's very engaging, and complex in its portrait of the young Gay male scene in early 80s London.
- Belvoir: My Brilliant Career (Kendall Feaver 2019, from Miles Franklin's book) 24 January 2021Directed by Kate Champion and starring Nikki Shiels as Sybilla, this is a terrific night of theatre. Robert Cousins's minimalist production design allows some brilliant moments to sneak up on us, and the diverse casting sheds light on some limitations of the original text without undermining it.
- Kant's Little Prussian Head & Other reasons why I write (Claire Messud 2020) 24 January 2021This is a collection of essays, memoirs, literary criticism and art criticism. It's the first book I've read that was partly written in Covid-19 times. The essays's dates of original publication go back decades, but the author's introduction invites us to read the collection as part of literature's quest to make sense of the world i […]
- Ascender Volume 2 (Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen and others 2020) 23 January 2021Contiued
- Ascender Volume 1: The Haunted Galaxy (Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen and others 2019) 23 January 2021One of the comics I was given as a Christmas present.
- Stan: It's a Sin (Russell T. Davies 2021) 24 January 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 Judith Beveridge memoir non-fiction Novel NSWPLA Overland Pam Brown phone photo poetry Quarterly Essay science fiction/fantasy Sydney Writers' Festival The School Magazine translation
- Jeff Lemire’s Ascender Vols One and Two
- Amanda Gorman!
- Proust Progress Report 17: She’s still gone
- Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi
- Lemire & Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls 5
- A New Year’s sighting of the Marrickville Mattress Poet
- End of year lists
- #aww2020 Challenge Completed
- Katharine Murphy’s end of certainty
- Guides through grief, torture and trauma
- Rhoda Lerman’s Book of the Night
- Proust Progress Report 16: She’s gone
- Journal Blitz 6
- The Book Group and John Irving’s Prayer for Owen Meany
- SWF 2020, 11th and final post