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A Sunday Whirl from my dining room/office for the day

Did some writing at the dining room table today.

I was thinking that dining rooms are a bit of a relic of the past.

I mean, holy smokes, a whole room dedicated to eating supper?

Absolutely round here. Lovely to share with friends, catch up with C at the end of the day and lovely for a spot of writing too.


Here isΒ the Sunday Whirl. Felt a bit like a relationship bunch of words:

women, men, power, wish, damaged, way, think, single, thread, bound, within, we

ready?

begin with a single thread

this poem is as uncertain as a body

the body lies damaged with self doubt

bound by a single thought

the body covered with question marks

still men and women wish within it

we think in parallel shapes

look there is another body in the bed

lick it all over with your tongue

feel uncertainty give way to power

This adds or subtracts doubt

That is the way it is

Comments: 16

  • October 30, 2012
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    Looks like the perfect place for writing…beautiful tree and vase of flowers.

  • October 30, 2012
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    ‘A tongue adds or subtracts doubt..that is the way it is..Hmm I guess it is true too.
    I often wonder the same about names for rooms. In England, we call it ‘the living room’ and my never ending thinking mind questions, what else could it be called ‘The dying room’?
    Nice dining room πŸ™‚ Lovely flowers too.

  • October 30, 2012
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    I’m jealous of your writing space! As for me, mine these days is either a low-to-the-ground futon or a teeny tiny built in desk in my apartment, ha-ha.

    The end half of your poem is particularly powerful, beginning at “we think in parallel shapes” and building up through the end. Lovely!

  • October 30, 2012
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    I love “this poem is as uncertain as a body,” and then “we think in parallel shapes.” Excellent contribution, Veronica. The wood of your table is beautiful. Nice writing/dining/visiting space! πŸ™‚ The view is gorgeous.

  • October 30, 2012
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    I am English. Was born and grew up there all my life, so have a very ‘English’ almost a cockney accent. I moved to Canada to make a life with my life partner, and she passed away. I ‘inherited’ being a mother to Chloe then. LOL Have lived here nearly 12 years now. I don’t even hear my English accent anymore but as soon as I speak, others here know I’m English right away. My family back there all tell me I sound like an American… an American in Canada…right…haha. So, I guess my accent must be all kind of mixed up and wild.
    Two writers, each with girls named Chloe… πŸ™‚ We simply must be … the best πŸ™‚
    Nice to meet you again Veronica and, thanks for being curious enough to read a bit about me.

  • October 30, 2012
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    Thanks so much for joining the October Challenge – I’ve loved your creative posts! My dining room is multi-purpose, too. I don’t write on it – it’s where I piece together my quilts, and lay out student papers for marking, and hold committee meetings whenever I offer to chair something or other, like the Write!Kitchener one-day writers’ conference in November…It’s a busy room.
    I do hope you’ll come back next year to do the October M&B Blog challenge. I’ve thought up some changes I think you’ll like.

    Jane Ann
    http://www.janeannmclachlan.com

  • October 31, 2012
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    Thanks for the visit πŸ™‚

  • November 1, 2012
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    Veronica, Love that phrase “a poem as uncertain as a body” really resonates with me. Also love those Dahlias–holy cow! gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    November 4, 2012
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    What a beautiful place to work, think, and write. πŸ™‚

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