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
- Keeping Faith Season 2 (Matthew Hall 2019) 19 April 2021I still yearn for subtitles, but Eve Myles in the lead of this Welshdeserted-wife-lawyer-thriller is compelling.
- Belvoir: Stop Girl (Sally Sara 2021) 18 April 2021The debut play by Sally Sara, foreign correspondent, about the personal toll of a foreign correspondent's work. Knowing that the play is rooted in the writer's own experience is what give it power. This production, and particularly the lead actor, didn't make it real on stage. It was convincing a journalism, but not as drama. Photo from Belvoi […]
- 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.
- Keeping Faith Season 2 (Matthew Hall 2019) 19 April 2021
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- Jenny Blackford’s Fil and Harry
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- Kristen Lang’s Earth Dwellers
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- Jeff Lemire’s Ascender Vol Three
- Colum McCann’s Apeirogon
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- 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist
- Jess Hill, See What You Made Me Do
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