Monday, 27 February 2012

A successful day

Good news today.  My friend Vee's poem, 'Father', is to be published.  William Thirsk-Gaskill reminded us of the launch of the 2012 'Grist' poetry anthology, in which three of his poems are included.  It's too easy to put poets and writers on a pedestal, so it's good to see ordinary people, with hard work and talent, making a success of their writing.

Although not on the same scale, I'll consider my day successful too.  The Zola/Hardy essay is taking shape which is no bad thing since the deadline is tomorrow.

We're finally replacing our sixteen-year old cathode ray TV with a flat screen one.  Trying to watch 'Zookeeper' with a view the size of a letterbox was the final straw.  So, on Saturday we'll be able to watch Sky Sports in glorious 40 inch LED technicolour.  I can hardly wait.

Finally, a poem by another one of my Open University friends inspired me to write a poem of my own about my grandmother.

So, all in all, I'll call this a day well spent.


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words Karen, much much appreciated.

  2. Credit where credit's due, Vee. It is a lovely poem.

    Let me know when it's published and I'll put a link on here.


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