Verse 8: Moving out, moving in
Sugar-soaping, mopping, sweeping,
drilling, screwing, bashing nails,
flattening used boxes, heaping
rubbish near the balcony rail,
fix the toilet seat (if able)
buy a longer TV cable,
screw in half a dozen hooks,
unpack and shelve a thousand books
(give some away), fix vacuum cleaner,
phone about the internet,
the Council pickup, don’t forget
the neighbours’ names (Regina, Tina?).
Too much to fit so little time,
too much to squeeze into a rhyme.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Netflix:The Lincoln Lawyer (David E Kelly 2022, from the books by Michael Connolly) 18 May 2022The is good, solid, unpretentious cops-and-lawyers fun.
- The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell 2022) 15 May 2022This is wonderful. Leah Purcell, wrote it, directed it and is on screen for almost every minute of it. It's moved a long way from Henry Lawson's short story that inspired it, but includes a sweet homage to his mother Louisa Lawson.
- Operation Mincemeat (John Madden 2021) 13 May 2022Not a great film, but a pleasant enough time in the picture theatre. The story itself, of a bizarre deceptive strategy that was crucial to the Allies' success in the war against Nazism, is fascinating.
- Working Class Boy (Jimmy Barnes 2016) 13 May 2022I saw the film based o the stage show based on this book some years ago. Blog post here, I'm now reading the book as counterpoint / reinforcement to Shuggie Bain. They have a lot in common besides being set in Glasgow, but I expect the differences to be instructive.
- COBRA (Ben Richards 2020) 13 May 2022Political intrigue in the middle of a natural disaster – it's not even Climate Change or Terrorism,
- Netflix:The Lincoln Lawyer (David E Kelly 2022, from the books by Michael Connolly) 18 May 2022
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- SWF 2022, my Thursday
- The Iliad: Progress report 5
- Journal Blitz 12
- Rebecca Huntley’s Italian Girl
- Michael Farrell’s Family Trees
- Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Afterlives at the Book Group
- Books read on the road
- Adam Aitken’s Revenants
- Ruby Reads 30: Billie B Brown
- NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist
- The Iliad: Progress report 4
- The Reckoning by Jess Hill
- Archie Roach’s Tell Me Why
- Amanda Lohrey’s Vertigo
- Joe Sacco’s Palestine