Posts Tagged: ‘listening’

words. beats. heat.

July 8, 2012 Posted by the writer

Dear blog family

It’s two in the morning. It was approximately 99 degrees fahrenheit today, 37 degrees celsius.

I wrote a story about it:

manhattan’s breath

New York City heat is different. On a 99 degree day in July, you become saturated with whatever someone you’re standing beside on the subway platform.

I changed the locks before you knew I kicked you out. I asked the locksmith with dreadlocks who lives in Brooklyn and just returned from Egypt, “Is that normal?”

You and I don’t do normal things. That’s how we stay together. (more…)

today is friday

June 22, 2012 Posted by the writer

tomorrow must be saturday

(oooh oooooh)

“…how you gonna act like i don’t get loud?”


pausing. puppies. panting.

June 12, 2012 Posted by the writer

Move is paused cult collective. FollowMeToNYC headquarters will not relocate until September, which means the puppies’s arrival is also postponed.

Not talking about that one. Unfortunately, my wanky landlord seems to have forgotten every syllable spoken between us.

So the move is paused. Puppies are resting up another eight weeks before their journey across international waters.

Usually, these are the bits of life that make me want to break things. However I must say, upon the arrival of Mr. Tim, my husband of 53 days now – a reinvented calmness is learning me a thing or two. I don’t really want to break things anymore.

I sort of just want to spend every single second knocking about with him.

Yesterday was the first day I’ve had off from a day job in nine months. About five of my past nine months were essentially MessVille.

When I found myself panting Sunday evening, I knew I needed a break.

I’m going to write books this week amongst a report and a few letters. Something about Tim furthermore has me actually desiring to finish novel number one.

Something about knowing who my first novel will be dedicated to is oddly soothing. It makes the ride toward completion much more magnificent – even when I am hissing at files and leering at keys.

composition of a lover

June 7, 2012 Posted by the writer

composition of a lover

beethoven. piano concerto 5.
evaporated words no longer
heard in fortissimo.
enfolded in his gradual dynamic.
creeping to crescendo.
sforzando piano.
circling wrists lengthen
tones of each note. turn me
taciturn. language lacking
in a perdendo expression.
my body bends and accents
to the endless song. uninterrupted.

composition | noun

1 the nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up
2 a work of music, literature, or art

blossoming patches bloom

June 5, 2012 Posted by the writer

I was inspired this morning by two things (so far)

First there were the beautiful comments from Ms Debbie, (one of my Australian sisters who I had the pleasure of spending some of my better Sundays in Melbourne with writing, cackling and clanking
cider glasses). She mentioned the violent and bleak moods that owned me for a few months, and the writing that matched it. Then she said how lovely it is to see me in love… and referred to writing that will be born from just that.

This all occurred while I continue to listen to “Flowers by the moon” and swoon over my husband.

Suddenly poetry is born…

blossoming patches bloom

he turns to me in african violets,
deep purple endearment splashes
my daisy reply – daffodil view.

snapdragon pledge
shaped toward the sun.
fed by the sky. star lullabies.

sunflower arousal. open petal
promise. tulips in spring.
infinity’s garden grows.

Thank you Ms Debbie, Tim and The Reign of Kindo for sponsoring today’s post and filling my head with things such as tulips in spring and star lullabies. x o x

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