It’s the final week of the second lockdown, and I will be returning to work next week. We will be sticking to our pre-lockdown work pattern of four days a week and, because of the way it falls, I won’t be back in until Friday. I intend to make the most of the next four days.
I don’t have much in the way of poetry writing to do at the moment because there are no deadlines until January. I think I have everything I need for then, and just have to polish a few bits. I will continue writing, but there is no urgency in it for the moment. I have quite a lot written and am polishing it for January.
At the moment I have a magazine article in progress. I’m struggling with it because I’m writing a list of information which I am reusing from an obituary. The life was interesting, but the process of writing about it is not so interesting.
I have also just had another haibun published. Try this link to see it – same as usual, scroll down to Simon Wilson. You may like to try a few of the others while you are there. Last week I also had a haiku published in Presence, but that’s a print magazine so there is no link. This is, I think, the fourth time I submitted to Presence, and my first success. I was beginning to give up hope, but thought I’d give it another go. And with that brief word on the importance of persistence, I will leave close.
I like the haibun very much, Simon. Congratulations on both haiku and haibun acceptances.
Thank you Clare. 🙂
I liked your haibun and also ‘Swimming with Oldies’. It is an interesting way to write. Good luck with your free four days.
Thank you. Swimming with Oldies reminded me of the outdoor pool in Peterborough in the early 70s – everybody seemed to be an oldie to me then.
I’m sure the days will pass quickly.
Glad you survived lockdown….and the haibun!
🙂 Thank you.
Congratulations. I really like “What the moon saw” – so succinct
Thank you Derrick. It was based on an incident as we returned home from our only trip to the coast this year. The title was the editors choice. He thought my “Not Another Dead Deer Poem” gave the ending away.. I think he was probably right…
Good editing I’d say
Yes, I used it as a working title and just got so used to it that I didn’t think to change it before submission.. There were several lessons involved with the editing of this one.
Congratulations on your small successes!
Thank you. 🙂
Yes, congrats! Stay safe.
Thank you – doing my best. 🙂
Congratulations on the haibun and haiku acceptances! I liked the haibun about the deer.
Thank you. It ran out in front of us on our only trip out this year, though it’s partly an amalgamation of various other deer too.