(PAD #041) sleep (van winkle)

and I could sleeplikerip van winkle a long breakfrom alltoil I wonderthoughwould it bea restor just forgetfulness a form ofno longer knowingwhat it isthat I should do I could sleep on it for a long timeI mightsleep  perhapswhen I woke up againwhat I must dowould become clear good nightnowmy pengoodnight papertooadieu farewell goodbye Iperhaps from … Continue reading (PAD #041) sleep (van winkle)

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Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #09 – #012

Books for Older Readers (#BFOR) is a UK based group I belong to, and is having a #BlogBlitz, running for about a month, with different members lining up to post, in turn. My item is later in the month, and will be posted at my author site (https://www.FrankPrem.com) and I'll let folk here know when it … Continue reading Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #09 – #012

espresso (no and no)

Inspired by the phrase 'The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project I cannot drinkthis beverageanymore althoughit is only hereby my hand and by my heart I take the beansthat come fromjamaica … Continue reading espresso (no and no)

suddenly (the sun)

Inspired by the phrase 'Suddenly I am lonely', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project suddenlythe cloudappears suddenlythe sun is gone look aroundI look aroundat nothing suddenlythe soundis a bark suddenlydogs howling listenI listen hardto soundsakin to anger and the dayhas … Continue reading suddenly (the sun)

Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #08

Books for Older Readers (#BFOR) is a UK based group I belong to, and is having a #BlogBlitz, running for about a month, with different members lining up to post, in turn. My item is later in the month, and will be posted at my author site (https://www.FrankPrem.com) and I'll let folk here know when it … Continue reading Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #08

novel advice (my darlings)

Inspired by the phrase 'There will be time to murder and create' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project always killyour darlings sage advicefor one and all you need to kill your darlingsbut . . . all in time you can … Continue reading novel advice (my darlings)

(PAD #040) dream (arrival)

in a dreamI crossthe swinging bridge feel the windthat blows rickety and ropeis all that each step knows and forwardat leastis one way to go in a dream I’m holdingonby fingertipsalone a bridge of risk and chanceand fall the song persuadesthe wind’s teethbite the farther sideencourages invites me togo on hand over handand timeon time I … Continue reading (PAD #040) dream (arrival)

clean (this soil, my air)

Inspired by the phrase 'form'd from this soil, this air' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project too longhave Ineglected too fewthe times my handhas reached to smooth the soil I know my soulseeks balmand I knowwhere I should seek it buttoo often … Continue reading clean (this soil, my air)

Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #07

Books for Older Readers (#BFOR) is a UK based group I belong to, and is having a #BlogBlitz, running for about a month, with different members lining up to post, in turn. My item is later in the month, and will be posted at my author site (https://www.FrankPrem.com) and I'll let folk here know when it … Continue reading Books for Older readers (#BFOR) BlogBlitz Day #07