Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 32 of 42

Wow, it seems like I just started this 42 day writing spree a few days ago and here I am with just over a week left! Today I got the notion that I should review why I started all of this. Once I got accepted into the poetry course I decided that I should write every day up until the course starts because a writer should write every day. Whether its 20 words or 200, I wanted to write about something that inspires me. I also wanted to do one fibre art technique or project each week and I've overdone that because of the quilt show and the little challenges I've been doing. So I am feeling quite accomplished at the moment. But there is a little something missing. Rather than just blogging today I think I'll write a little poem because, after all, the course is a poetry course. The poem will be inspired by the book club book I chose for today because I was the host. (the last straggler just left) The book is called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. The book was fantastic. Everyone should read it.

There's no rhetoric, no sarcasm, no joking
in my life
except for those around me.
I see you laughing.
The dead air squeezes my throat
and I moan loudly,
so you stop.
I don't understand.
I don't give you what you need.
You have blinked 7 times in 2 seconds.

Everyone really should read this book. It is a light, refreshing, easy read and it gives you a perspective on life that makes you appreciate your own existence right down to the core.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brandy, Congrats on keeping up your daily writing regime - in your already busy daily life. I like your poem - it captures the personality of the main character, the autistic boy, in "The Curious Incident of the Dog..." - brought it back to me, and it is a few years since I read it. Great book.