Sunday, January 25, 2009

Poetry success, Hallsfoot and chilling

Was very pleased to discover today that Eat A Peach webzine will be publishing my poem, Surrender, later in the year. Always good to have something to look forward to indeed. The good news has encouraged me to submit five more poems to another online magazine, so we'll see how those fare at some point too.

Today, I've also managed to take Hallsfoot's Battle up to over 82,000 words and have another idea for a plot development. So that's a relief. I might even get the required 120,000 words that fantasy fiction seems to need these days out of it. You never know. At the very least, all my characters are now up in the air with their own story lines and it's going to take a lot of spit, polish and elbow grease to get them down again. Maybe it'll be even longer? Who knows ...

And here's this morning's meditation:

Meditation 56

The desert expands
as far as the eye

can stretch.
But the door

you seek
is so small

it falls between words.
How can you find

one speck of gold
amongst so many?

Listen to the secret pattern
of your thoughts:

let your slow feet
follow.


We haven't done that much for the rest of the day really. After yesterday's excitements, I'm trying to chill. Big-time. Mind you, with Lord H's help, I've managed to battle my way, kicking and screaming, to the end of a killer sudoku (gentle version). So I hope that my efforts will stave off losing my mind entirely for another day or so. No pain, no gain indeed. I'm also planning a nap before the thrills and spills of tonight's TV viewing. We will be glued to the latest Christianity programme, especially as it's looking at the Medieval period this time - one of my favourite historical eras. And of course Sunday isn't Sunday without Lark Rise to Candleford. Bliss.

As a special treat, this week there are two unrelated haikus (well, gosh):

In alloted space
let the small gold seed flourish:
shadow, stillness, breath.

Playing here tonight:
an orchestra of bitterns.
Booming marvellous

Sorry! Couldn't resist that last one, though I suspect it will only mean something if you know what bitterns sound like!...

Today's nice things:

1. Another poetry success
2. Getting on with Hallsfoot
3. Poetry
4. TV
5. Haikus.

Anne Brooke
Anne's website - not so bad, considering ...

2 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

Congrats!

Anne Brooke said...

Thank you again!

Axxx