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
- SBS on Demand: A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 1946) 5 December 2020I can't say I was totally gripped by this – it was a bit like going to a movie museum. But even though I knew what was going to happen the climactic moment is truly wonderful. It was commissioned by a government agency as propaganda to improve US and British relations, and that aspect of it works a treat.
- ustralian Poetry Journal 9.2: DIS– (ed Jennifer Harrison and Andy Jackson 2019) 2 December 2020I'm coming to this late, but looking forward to it.
- The Book of the Night (Rhoda Lerman 1988) 2 December 2020It's a long time since I read anything from my groaning Science Fiction/Fantasy TBR shelf. This comes from a llist of such books that everyone should read. It's mediaeval druid magic with coke bottle lids and a giant woman who is eaten by the islanders but can still speak tpo the narrator from her empty skull. Hmmm. I'm up to page 10.
- what About Dick? (Eric Idle 2014) 2 December 2020Oo-er! Eric Idle and a cast of British comedians being naughty on stage. I guess it's va=udeville. My impression is that it's British actors hamming it up for an LA audience. Good to see Billy Connolly still alive and getting the laughs.
- The Judge (David Dobkin 2014) 2 December 2020It turns out we watched this four years ago, and didn't remember it at all as we watched it. It's not a memorable movie, in spite of featuring Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr and Billy Bob Thornton. One striking feature is the near-absence of female characters.
- SBS on Demand: A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 1946) 5 December 2020
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- SWF 2020, 11th and final post
- November verse 20: Approximately fourteen ways to start a stanza
- November verses 18 & 19: 29/11
- November verse 17: Homonyms
- November verse 16: A walk to the shops
- November verse 15: An initial response to a work by Danie Mellor
- November verse 14: On waking from a dream of a friend
- November verse 13: Maggie Thatcher’s Curtsey
- November verse 12: Post-procedure
- November verse 11: Prepping
- November verse 10: On a painting
- November Verse 9 & Proust Progress Report 15
- November verse 8: From conversations with a person who is almost three
- November verse 7 & Jeanette Winterson’s Weight
- November verse 6: While they’re counting