13 January 2007

tabula rasa

I’d been having trouble concentrating on words so for my birthday last June Jimmy bought me some watercolours. I was delighted with the gift and decided I would use them to hand paint my Christmas cards for 2006. I bought a nice set of blanks and set about finding the appropriate subject matter. As usual, I got sidetracked.

Just before Christmas I started receiving cards from my friends. I stared at my unopened cards and watercolours and sighed. The days passed and nothing seemed to break through my lassitude. On the 28th of December, I looked at one of the blank cards and realised it was the inspiration I had been looking for. I wrote this poem:

tabula rasa

format c:
not to look back


I copied the poem inside the blank cards and scraped up enough pennies to get them posted in time for a new year’s greeting. I wish I could have afforded to send one to each one of you.