for you, my dear.
As a note to the poem above, today has been an exceptionally long day at work. Stayed in front of the computer literally the whole day 🙂 and now the kids have their own version of being glued to a screen – the TV screen.. a long weekend for this week with Monday being a Staff Training day at their school.
Friday, February 1, 2013
For NaBloPoMo: When was the last time you said, “I love you.”?
My Friday 56, Book Beginnings, and Five Minute Friday as well as my Fun Friday post will come in later..:)
For Five Minute Friday: – the prompt this week is Afraid:
– considering I love making lists. I guess I did not want to – subconsciously –so
this thought never occurred to me. Making a list of my fears – would it make me
feel very weak, expose me to how vulnerable I really might be, or maybe is it a
good thing to write down somewhere so I can work on conquering my fears one by
one – checking each one off until there are none? That sounds good!! As I write
it itself, it does sound good… so let me make a list, or at least begin to:
fall as I go down a hill (up hill does not scare me much though I might get
breathless with the effort but downhill has stopped me in my tracks – literally
– where I did not move at all – a couple of times)..
more but it is time to stop:)
Both excerpts today for Book
Beginnings: and The Friday 56 are from ‘The Traveling Restaurant’ by Barbara Else:
‘Jasper wanted something good to happen on his birthday, but he didn’t hold out much hope. His parents were too busy to buy presents.’
Pg 56 for The Friday 56
‘It would take a very large page indeed to draw how high the waves became. It would need pots of blackest paint to show how dark those waves were, how dark the clouds.’
12 thoughts on “Fun Fridays – The Fun of Fridays…”
nice…love your ghazal…it has a nice longing and playfulness to it…finding the bright smiles in the rainbows is really cool…
and your 55…ha something we battle all day with our boys…we dont let them get away with it though…
I agree with Brian – it is filled with longing and playfulness 🙂
The ghazal is excellent – I think your experience of listening to the form shines through in your writing.
wonderful ghazal…reminds me of a particular romantic song 'down in the valley'…;)
Poor Jasper…thanks for those great opening lines.
My Book Beginnings
captures the feeling of missing someone. great ghazal
Loved the ghazal … enjoyed reading the post 🙂
Aww. Poor Jasper! Everyone should get presents for their birthday! Thanks for stopping by.
Lady in Read…
The Boob Tube is mesmerising!
Thanks for this separate little ditty…:-)
Loved your TGIF 55
I love a story with an underlying message.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End
Looks and sounds like a fun and adventurous read!
I enjoyed this ghazal very much! It flowed like lyrics to a song, which I would guess is how you heard it in your poet's heart. The question-answer couplets at the heart of the series is amazingly effective, and the doubled refrain at the end, echoing the beginning makes everything come full circle.
A day in front of the tv now and again is a treat. Everyday would be called "getting fat". At least in my case it would. 🙂