May 15th, 2007

turtle

Sexton, "I Remember"

I Remember

By the first of August
the invisible beetles began
to snore and the grass was
as tough as hemp and was
no color -- no more than
the sand was a color and
we had worn our bare feet
bare since the twentieth
of June and there were times
we forgot to wind up your
alarm clock and some nights
we took our gin warm and neat
from old jelly glasses while
the sun blew out of sight
like a red picture hat and
one day I tied my hair back
with a ribbon and you said
that I looked almost like
a puritan lady and what
I remember best is that
the door to your room was
the door to mine.

--Anne Sexton
my fancy foot

request for manuscript

This morning I got a request for the full manuscript of Ducal Service. Which I don't have; it was being submitted as a proposal. After a return email and interim flailing on my part, I heard back and they told me to take as much time as I need.

So I guess I'll be working on finishing that for the next few months.

Good thing choir's over for the year.