Monday, September 26, 2011

all you need

Again I woke up at 4.30 and couldn’t fall back asleep. I was thinking about work and other sundries, and waiting for my husband to snore. He didn’t, but I was waiting for it. Yes, even his not snoring was keeping me awake. I was also thinking about Kathleen’s prompt to write a short poem with a long title. I had started one last week, and it kept growing longer, so there in bed, without the poem in front of me, I cut it down. At 5.30 I got out of bed to write it down. It is tentatively titled: “Lines written in a Japanese noodle shop watching a bldg be demolished.” I abbreviated building to keep it from being too long.

In less than 2 weeks we fly to the states for the annual tour. I’ve been thinking of the books I want to buy, but also thinking how I don’t want to lug them back. Last time I paid an overweight fee. So I took a look at Better World Books, where I’ve ordered before, indirectly via Amazon. Turns out they don’t charge for international shipping. This seems impossible. I am waiting for the email that says “free international shipping applies only to residents of pre-colonial Rhodesia.” Still, I ordered four books:
The Journal of Helene Berr
I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On by Samuel Beckett
Citrus County by John Brandon
Faithful Ruslan by Georgi Vladimov

I found the LOVE sticker above today walking to the post office to send a copy of my chapbook to Emmanuel Polanco, the artist who provided me with the collage for the cover. It’s now on its way to Paris.


Kathleen said...

I like to think of your book in the air on the way to the artist!

lovegra said...

Nice post... I liked your blog very much...Keep posting...

NE said...

Shoot, waking up and not being able to go back to sleep is part of growing old(er). The downside is sleep-deprivation and the havoc it wreaks (the word "havoc" signed an exclusive contract with the word "wreak" long ago). The upside is "early to rise" while the rest of the family snores (or doesn't) leads to the most creative time of the day -- before dawn.

Yr Fellow Early Bird

SarahJane said...

yes, havoc and wreak! better, i suppose, than haddock that reeks.

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