Monday, March 7, 2016
Meandering On Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #poetry
Meander 1 Poem
We used to sit in the bar's dark corner
Embroidered plots and foolish schemes. Stitched bright
Pictures in life tone tints, Exuberand points
Of laughter seewed on a canvas - plans for change.
Our chosen years harmonized in growing
Patterns on the tapestry on which we sewed.
Agaub the bar conspirators wit - one sews
In colors vibrant and new - the other
Draws yarn faded and grayed. You sit apart.
We gathered close. Our laughter sends needles
Of bight colored thread to fill in our canvas.
Impossible dreams we sketch as we play.
From your eyes jab sliver glares like silver
Needles that stitch needlepoint. Draw muted
Strands of gray tinted yarn were bright colors
Once formed frowth tapestries. Madam Defarge
Grown old. With her eyes on the guillotine
She watches heads roll - her canvas unchanged.
Meander 2 - Lately I've been reading a lot of books. Reviewing some and not others. There are some authors whose every book I like to read and some I read and don't like. For me not to finish a book is rare, even the ones I do not like. There are a number of things that turn me off when I'm reading. A tangled plot is one where I can't make heads or tales of what the writer is putting into the words penned. Another is characters too stupid to live. I don't mean just heroines but also heroes and even villains who come across in performing actions that make no sense. Recently there were two books I tried to read. In both I never got past the first chapter or three before I tossed the book aside. I won't name them but there have been a lot of books published recently that aren't fit to be read.
Meander 3 - My writing progresses at a rapid or snail pace depending on the day. I'm on the final one of the At First sight re-writes and I will be glad to go forward to a totally different kind of story when that one is done. Will work hard on the typing so once my publisher has time we can set them all in motion.