Sunday, 26 April 2009

walking my sister's dog

My sister read my face and said do you want to take the dog out- you look like you want to be alone. What a lovely sister! I had a lovely walk. The day before I had read a poem from the floor for the first time in front of an audience. I was so nervous but I did it!!!!




Ruby ran off into the avenue of contorted trees. I had the guts to let her off the lead this time. It was only our second walk alone together.
Then I took her to my old sixth form college - she liked it. It's an art deco building-she's got good taste. We continued our walk up a steep busy main road that falls away one side to grass and came across a man sleeping under a tree heaving with blossom.

From my garden: I like this combination of Ajuga and white anemone, though it's not a particularly good photo.

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first poetry reading. It is the most difficult one for sure. Now you're ready for more. Most poetry folks are kind and appreciative of your words. Have a great week. LL

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  2. Thanks Lorenzo. I agree I have definately found poetry people to be very supportive and encouraging. There was a lovely community feeling about it all. You have a great week too. Sonia

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  3. My dog, Robbie is peculiar. He doesn't really enjoy walks BUT he likes to run out of the house when the electric gate is open.Then he runs - yapping away at other dogs in their compounds. Us? - we are panting like mad running after him!!

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  4. Robbie sounds like he has got quite a sense of humour.

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  5. The nice thing about reading to other people for the first time, is that it will be easier the next time! x

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  6. I do hope so jinksy as i would like to do it again without being convinced i am about to pass out.x

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  7. Well done you! Congrats on the reading - looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  8. thanks for dropping by. welcome to Blogland.

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  9. Well done on reading your poetry out loud to people...must be really hard. Have just read your poems....I don't like Coke is really good...I have a image in my mind of you and your son whilst reading that....xxxxxxx

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  10. i was soooo nervous. Coke one was about when I was a cleaner in an old peoples home when I was about twenty. I think it still needs playing with. would like to talk about it with u when i see u. XXXXXXXX

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