I was not planning to write again so soon, but in response to requests and in an effort to generally be friendly, here we are. First, thanks to all who contacted me, either through comments, phone calls or emails, about the Causerie and your appreciation of its content. The response has been quite gratifying. I will make every attempt to keep you interested and informed...and of course share some writings.
Below is a very new poem. I am curious to know your opinion. Please read it and then listen to the recording. What you hear, is what I intended in the writing.
There is yellow
Coming out of
Things in the yard.
There is a lighter
Shade of green
Out there as well.
It must be Spring.
When did that happen?
I was quite liking my
Brown and grey cocoon,
So safe and quiet.
Now, I will have to unfold my wings.
I liked being wrapped up in my self.
I liked not seeing anything else but
The inside of me.
And now with my wings unfolded,
(But oh, my Lord, aren't they gorgeous!)
With them ready to go,
I am expected to flit and fly
Visiting other creatures, that
I can only tolerate for a moment or two.
Oh, Spring, what had'st thou done to me!
Just a little something else...
- The Foolish Gentlewoman (1948)
- The Gypsy in the Parlour (1954)
- Something Light (1960)
- And the Martha Series, three books in all.