during vulnerable moments
joyous, tearful laughter
Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 13
April 13, 2014.
Ode to a Sandwich
Grilled, toasted or just the way you are
You’re one of the most beloved of foods by far
Fresh bread, bacon, melted cheese - these additions only help the cause
Forever hungry am I, greatly anticipating holding you in my paws
Some dream of material wealth or true love’s kiss
I’d settle for a delicious sandwich, that I don’t wanna miss
(Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 7)
April 7, 2014.
Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 6
April 6, 2014.
No sleep, no rest, no light.
The track bends, straightens.
Lights seems to flicker as they pass.
Exhale, clench fists.
Open eyes, spread hands.
Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 5
April 5, 2014.
Waiting for vibrant green
Watching focus fade
Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 4
April 4, 2014.
the mocking flash of the cursor on the blank screen
is a maddening metronome
measuring your shortcomings
Doodler’s 30 Days of Poetry - Day 1
April is National Poetry Month. I will attempt to write a poem for each day in April. I have not been making any time to write and I warn you, these “poems” are going to be extremely rough, loose, unedited and quickly written – likely while I am falling asleep in the evening or possibly while I am on public transit. Enjoy!
April 1, 2014.
Remember taking pictures of the sun, looking straight up through the tree branches, trying to find perspective. About to press the button to open the little mechanical eye, to let in just the right amount of light in to cause a chemical reaction on the film inside (or something, however cameras work) then your shoe catches on a root that you don’t see because you are staring at the sun through the lens and you fall. It is impossible to take a picture of the sun that is not beautiful. Someone else, a real artist discovered this before you, and they wrote and made and starred in a movie, which you watched and enjoyed then looked up this person on the internet which brought you to one of their websites which suggested that everyone take a picture of the sun. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Think of that person. Remember that time they stood with the sun behind them, and they looked at you and smiled, cast their eyes to the ground, continuing to smile.
Doodler’s Year in Review: Best Articles of 2013
Hi! Doodler’s Year in Review continues, featuring my favourite music, books, articles, food, blogs, etc. of 2013.
Today it’s articles! The majority of the pieces below were shared/sent to me by Paul. I guess he really knows what writers and themes/topics I’m interested in reading! :) (The George Saunders link is actually a video, not an article at all, but it is one of my favourites of 2013 and it fits well here - I’ve decided.)
Enjoy these finely crafted, thought provoking reads!
Man vs. Corpse by Zadie Smith - The New York Review of Books, December 5, 2013.
See Who We Are: Of Apes and Child’s Play by Colin McAdam - Hazlitt, November 6, 2013.
Anxiety About Certain Things Can Be Hereditary by Dana Smith - The Atlantic, December 17, 2013.
Video: Office Hours with George Saunders by Sky Dylan-Robbins - The New Yorker, December 4, 2013.
The Mystery of Moon Dust by Kate Greene - The New Yorker, November 6, 2013.
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens by Ferris Jabr - Scientific American, April 11, 2013.
Are Computers Making Society More Unequal? by Joshua Rothman - The New Yorker, November 7, 2013.
Tired Metaphors? Ciao, Contestant! ‘Masterpiece’ an Italian Reality Show for Writers by Tom Rachman - The New York Times, November 13, 2013.
from amidst the muck of a too long winter
the faded dirt and curled leaves
comes a vibrant sign of spring
albeit falsely placed
A list of words I looked up while reading Pnin. I started doing this as of page 67.