C's bookshelf: read

The Peculiar
Maggot Moon
The City and the City
The Road
A Certain Slant of Light
The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Brown Girl in the Ring
Well Wished
The Innkeeper's Song
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
American Indian Myths and Legends
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Return of the King
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Writing a Poem Before Breakfast

A poem before breakfast
            Check the e-mail
            Write a quick note
            And another
A poem before breakfast
            Check facebook for birthdays
            Oops I’m late on a couple
A poem before breakfast
            Everyone else is still asleep
            Make some tea before I sit down
A poem before breakfast
            A half hour gone! Already!
            Like an old dog turning circles
            Before it lies down on the pillow
            I am finally settled to write
A poem before breakfast


  1. I love the repetition! What a wonderful idea to write brefore breakfast! It helps the digestive system. It goes down so "smoothly". Great poem!

  2. Katie, this is great, what I'm feeling right now? Trying to get so many things complete, before the day really begins. I love "like an old dog turning circles, before it lies down on the pillow". Beautiful simile!