Monday, 29 October 2007

A sense of Routine

Read By: Eryl Shields The Kitchen Bitch Ponders
Written By: Eryl Shields
Length:2 minutes 33 seconds
Introduction: This is a kind of story poem. I was asked to write an autobiographical poem based on one of our five senses and told to think 'jazz'. I used Tomaz Salamun's poem I smell Horses in Poland as a model, not being a poet myself! It is the essence of my life up to a certain point now long since passed...

14 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl, that is superb - I love it :)

Carole said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I could listen to your voice all day. But I suppose one must do the laundry.

PI said...

Wow! That's a bit riveting. I shall come back to that. So much to absorb. It would be good to see it also.

Eryl Shields said...

Kim ~ Thanks :)

Carole ~ One must! I've been cleaning and laundering all day: Tuesday is now my housework day eugh!

Pi ~ Okey doke, I'll stick it on the kitchen bitch then people can correct my puncutation too!

The Hangar Queen said...

Oooh..that was brilliant.Forget the housework (for a bit:) and please do some more of this.

Sniffle&Cry said...

Jumped here from Devin, and you are a poet.
Thanks Eryl.

Eryl Shields said...

Hangar queen ~ Thank you so much :)

S&C ~ Thank you too, but I may be one hit wonder! No, no I mustn't say that.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Well. That was stunning! Hold up, I need to have another listen...

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

That was amazing, Eryl. Absolutely A-1. There's so much in it, I could listen to that all day.

Eryl Shields said...

Thanks Sam. When asked to write something autobiographical it's really difficult to choose what to mention and what to leave out. I'm very encouraged by the response I must say.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I can't stop listening to this.

Mary Witzl said...

You ought to get a prize for writing one of the most evocative, fastest autobiographies ever! In fact, you've almost coined a new category: Flash autobiography.

This is just wonderful, Eryl. I liked it a lot in print, but much, much more in your voice.

And you really nailed our town!

Totalfeckineejit said...

That's a fantastic poem, really enjoyed it, felt like someone elses life flashing before my dying eyes.

Eryl Shields said...

TFE ~ thank you.