Friday, July 25, 2008

Poetry Friday - 20

It's been a helluva week here... On Tuesday I picked up my reading glasses, and the arm fell off. But instead of the screw having fallen out, the arm had actually broken. A replacement pair will cost me £67!

On Wednesday morning I was checking my emails and what-not first thing and my laptop threw a major wobbly, crashing and refusing to reboot. I had to wait until yesterday to get hold of an XP disc to reinstall the OS - and in the process I lost all my data!

Yesterday morning, in the middle of our heatwave, my electric fan (an essential item in this well insulated attic room) died!

The only thing that's keeping me from having the screaming abdabs about all this is the knowledge that I'm seeing Freema Agyeman in person on Sunday at the Doctor Who Prom.

Since I'm so stressed, I've resorted to Shakespeare - my comfort reading poetry-wise...

Sonnet 19

Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,
And burn the long-liv'd phoenix, in her blood;
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet'st,
And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,

To the wide world and all her fading sweets;
But I forbid thee one most heinous crime:
O! carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen;
Him in thy course untainted do allow
For beauty's pattern to succeeding men.
Yet, do thy worst old Time: despite thy wrong,
My love shall in my verse ever live young.

This poem reminds me that "this too, shall pass"...

The Poetry Friday round up this week is over at A Year of Reading.


tanita✿davis said...

Oh, UGH! Hope things look brighter next week. Have fun at Prom!

Michele said...

Thanks! I am *seriously* looking forward to the Prom - it's the only thing that's kept me going this week!

Mary Lee said...

Good thing there's a prom to look forward to when life keeps giving you weeks like these!

Michele said...


Anonymous said...

Quelle nightmare! I hope the weekend is the start of many good things for you. And clever girl, you've gotten all three of your bad luck items checked off already (bad luck comes in threes, or so they say).

Have fun at the Prom!

Michele said...

Kelly - yes, I said to my Mum on Weds I wondered what the third break would be - and that I'd have to be very careful whilst crossing the roads 'cos I didn't want it to be me!

I'm feeling somewhat sick with excitement and nerves about the Prom!