November verse 10: Wiggle and Jiggle at the Library
For Scott Morrison
We're here to sing and dance and jiggle,
mums, a dad and sundry grands,
toddlers primed with twinkle-twinkle,
row-row, incy-wincy hands.
'Welcome all, here's bells and shakers.
Let's go where the songs will take us.
We'll have great fun this afternoon
though sadly I can't hold a tune.'
That was no lie. She sang with gusto,
high and low but always wrong,
We tried and failed to sing along
fell silent on that all-day bus. To
sing together lifts the heart
but badly led, song falls apart.
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WP Bookblog Listing
- Fishing for Lightning (Sarah Holland-Batt 2021) 16 January 2022I read a couple of the essays in this when they first appeared in the Weekend Australian, and was delighted to receive the book as a Christmas gift. I hope it will make me less ignorant about contemporary Australian poetry.
- The Tender Bar (George Clooney 2021) 16 January 2022Portrait of the writer as a young boy. Ben Affleck is sweet as the boy hero's uncle. A lot of cigarettes and alcohol.
- YouTube: Finding Lucy (Pamela Mason Wagner 2000) 14 January 2022We watched this TV biog after Being the Ricardos. It confirmed how excellent Nicole Kidman's version of Lucille Ball is.
- Amazon Prime: Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin 2020) 14 January 2022I enjoyed this a lot. Both Nicole Kidman and Xavier Bardem are terrific, and I forgot that it was an Aaron Sorkin script.
- To Sir with Love (James Clavell 1967) 14 January 2022Sidney Poitier is still a commanding presence on this story of a teacher who wins over a room full of recalcitrant students. The students are pretty harmless by today's movie standards, and mostly unconvincing. I didn't know it was directed by an Australian, and didn't remember how blatantly was addressed to a US audience. But watching it was […]
- Fishing for Lightning (Sarah Holland-Batt 2021) 16 January 2022
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