Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Room of One’s Own

I have my eye on this little lamp from Ikea for my desk. Since I reclaimed this little studio of mine from its previous life (don’t even ask, a lot of wildlife and plant matter had to be dislodged), I have been trying to steadily save up for all the little odds and ends to furnish it as a little office for myself. I am currently in search of a reasonably priced floor lamp so the ghastly tube-light can be done away with – I prefer to sit in the darkness come evening!Soon, I hope to share with you the story of the house itself, and some of the little make-over projects I keep planning that I hope will start to gain momentum

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Garden Birds

Found a very cute doodle on the web, am going to try to ‘colour in’ all the birdies in the garden. Might end up as a cute wall deco idea for a kiddie room or summat. Hmm.


Blue Elephant

 

I’m having a bit of blue period!


Birdcage


Ode to Bicycles

 

I was walking
down
a sizzling road:
the sun popped like
a field of blazing maize,
the
earth
was hot,
an infinite circle
with an empty
blue sky overhead.

A few bicycles
passed
me by,
the only
insects
in
that dry
moment of summer,
silent,
swift,
translucent;
they
barely stirred
the air.

Workers and girls
were riding to their
factories,
giving
their eyes
to summer,
their heads to the sky,
sitting on the
hard
beetle backs
of the whirling
bicycles
that whirred
as they rode by
bridges, rosebushes, brambles
and midday.

I thought about evening when
the boys
wash up,
sing, eat, raise
a cup
of wine
in honor
of love
and life,
and waiting
at the door,
the bicycle,
stilled,
because
only moving
does it have a soul,
and fallen there
it isn’t
a translucent insect
humming
through summer
but
a cold
skeleton
that will return to
life
only
when it’s needed,
when it’s light,
that is,
with
the
resurrection
of each day.

Pablo Neruda