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.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Fascists among Us (Jeff Sparrow 2019) 18 April 2021To judge by the Dymocks sticker on my copy, this book was going to be called Person X and the Fascists among Us. I'm not relishing the prospect of reading it, but it looks as if this is something we all need to understand.
- Riverside Theatres: The Gospel According to Paul (Jonathan Biggins 2020) 17 April 2021Photo by Brett Boardman, from Arts on Tour websiteWe used two of our Covid Vouchers to see this one-man show. Jonathan Biggins's writing does a brilliant meld of his own wit with Keating's, and his impersonation is great fun as well..
- 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. […]
- Fascists among Us (Jeff Sparrow 2019) 18 April 2021
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