Thursday, December 06, 2007

And we can lie here, under the patterned sheet of slumber that will not meet our eyes and dream of tiny armies moving across the folds and turns of red paisley, the valleys and the wrinkled highs

And all the time, like osse, the painted face of the opal moon sails across the bleak stark sky. In meadows where the nyad and the dryad plot, they do you know, they contemplate what we can not….and the mistletoe grows and clutches hard around the bowls and stems of elm, and birch, and walking….under this moonlit, sparkled, dew dripped sky, the myrah, (you know them milady), who have no sense, no face, no eyes

When this long night is done, and one can turn the faces of small dogs away from a fire that singes chin hair and crackles too loud, too long. When it’s done. Will I be glad to be safe abed under warm, paisley patterned sheets

If you think this is self indulgent, up my bum as it were, can I add that my surgeon removed my right testicle today, under local anaesthetic, and it stings a bit

18 comments:

Miladysa said...

Oh Fish!! I am sorry to hear your news - I hope someone is looking after you.

The writing is magical, I was completely enthralled and then the punch - phew - let's hope Ricki 'The Hitman' Hatton can pull one out of the bag like that tomorrow night!

You are in my thoughts and prayers x

patti_cake said...

You are such a poet Fish!
That being said I hope you are recovering okay. Hugs my friend.

Daisy said...

OH*WOW!!! Sorry to hear your news! Hope you're feeling better.

Melissa said...

Col! Good, holy feck, I hope you're alright and whatever it was that made it neccessary to remove Mr. Righty will no longer be a problem.

Miladysa said...

How are you doing?

Jenn said...

Testicular poetry...that's a new one for me.

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Sorry to hear about this, Fish. Surgery sucks. I COMPLETELY understand about the whole self indulgent thing...I've been there recently myself.

Here's wishing you a very speedy recovery!

Miladysa said...

Still stinging?

Jessica said...

Stanley?

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Hope you're doing well!

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Wendy said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Fish!

Jenn said...

Ah..happy Boxing Day? What a difference a year makes, eh?

Merry this and Happy that. I hope you are well. As can be.

Anonymous said...

Yes...well- I miss you~
be well-
I wish that sincerely...

Miladysa said...

Happy New Year Fish x

Wendy said...

Happy New Year Colin!

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Still not back yet, huh?

Well, Happy New Year to you, hon!

You DID get the memo that that 2008is going to be much MUCH better than 2007, right?

Miladysa said...

You have won a 'You Make My Day' Award :)