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Friday, 18 April 2014

HAPPY EASTER 2014 ~ haiku

A cross or an egg
His sacrifice and re-birth
For our redemption

Bank Holiday fun
Chocolate egg-shaped cheer
Its true meaning foiled

Spring is in the air with glorious bird song, sunshine and crisp dry days.


Keep writing...



Saturday, 29 March 2014

Unbelieveable! ~ A Song of Lunch

Many of you may remember my post entitled Did you see this?
about a BBC UK production of the amazingly brilliant poem / play entitled
 'A Song of Lunch' 
starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. 

When I looked it up as a DVD purchase I discovered that it is only available as a US import!
I emailed the BBC shop and they effectively replied: 

Can't help you!...  

My response: Unbelievable!


Have you read A Song of Lunch by Christopher Reid?

Monday, 24 March 2014

Mindfulness

There's a  great post on ALPHA & BETA READERs 
at Writes of Passage
Check out Margo Kelly's latest post 
for some great writing process tips

As many of you will know, my life is currently very stressful and emotional, with migraines in the mix. So, in place of traditional Happy-Pill therapy, my GP prescribed

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world (by Williams and Penman) 
The book comes with an audio CD and the voice that guides you through the exercises isn't annoying or intrusive. He (Prof Williams, I believe) sounds a little like Oliver Postgate who narrated, wrote and produced Smallfilms productions with Peter Firmin.

AND apart from the health benefits, it made me think how the activities could be 
applied to us as writers, because they encourage us to 

really take notice 
of
sounds, smells, feelings, tastes, sights 
of a single object or event 
the very things that feed
 descriptive showing  
styles of writing.

Have you tried Mindfulness?

Friday, 7 March 2014

A Poem of Loss



 Hi to all my lovely, supportive followers.  
Just as my mother returns to her nursing home after a 3 week stay in hospital and my father is having a good week at his nursing home, we have more distressing news...

This is my poem, dedicated to my beautiful friend, Sharon Lucchesi 
A rock, a gem! With much love

Your Loss Echoes Through A Silent Inbox by Madeleine Sara
 


My heart senses

Though my mind shuts down.

Good memories fade, as sleepless nights

with heavy thoughts invade.

A virtual silence. Inoperable;

too weak, too ill, to send.

My best friend and virtual mother, both

certainly must end.

Confirmation by envoy, then

the emotional tsunami.


Sadly my dear friend, Sharon, died in the early hours of Tuesday 25th March 2014, California time. She will be dearly missed.

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Dark Ages

Hi all, I'm afraid we've been experiencing more hospital dramas with my parents. Quite a draining process, which has put me in mind of Christy Brown and Joey Deacon.

Does anyone remember these men? 

Both had Cerebral Palsy and were regarded as imbeciles, but neither were intellectually impaired. However, their speech could not be understood by most people.


My father has advanced dementia and is aware that strangers do not understand him, so in hospital he waits for me to arrive, then he opens his eyes and begins to communicate his needs. 

Sadly without my input, my father is treated like the Christy Browns and Joey Deacons of the past.  He may have lost many of his faculties, but he is still an intelligent man.

However, my father won't ever be able to write his own story...


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Heavens!

Is it really December since I last posted. Been having more family hospital dramas and trying to finish a birthday present. However, I have also toyed with a possible Flash Fiction Piece for the Lascaux competition.

The prompt is a picture. I wrote a 250 word first draft and have put it to one side for now. 


Will you be entering? 

Or do you prefer to keep such projects on the QT?