Taking a short rest from 30:30
Poems added to the list —
21. About Your Parrot
22. Outside the Cathedral, With St. Paul
23. chopping board
25. A Driving Student Restarts the Car
26. A Driving Instructor's First Experience with a Tango Teacher
27. A Driving Instructor's First Brush with Death
28. pacifier (from An Encyclopedic Guide to Counteracting Bad Luck)
29. A Driving Student Reconstructs the Three-Point Turn
30. Headlines Sestina
The last poem was actually for the The Supermarket Tabloid Sestina Challenge. Check it out — it's a riot!
juked accepted my poem, Typo for a future update.
Submission date: 10 September 2006
Reply date: 18 September 2006
The Nthposition editor accepted other two spanking-new poems for their December issue:
• About Your Parrot
• A Driving Student Restarts the Car
Submission date: 19 September 2006
Reply date: 19 September 2006
My poem, Portrait of the Other Husband as a Clock is now up in the September 2006 issue of Boxcar Poetry Review. Wonderful issue! Thrilled to be sharing space with these fine poets, too: Jon Ballard, Pris Campbell, George David Clark, Michael Estabrook, Amanda Laughtland, Willie Lin, Marty McConnell, Benjamin Morris, Erin Elizabeth Smith, Laurie Soslow and John Sweet.
Finally! Am rather pleased with myself after my 18th driving lesson this afternoon. Even the cheeky instructor admitted that he's amazed at my recent progress. No kidding.
Am getting the hang of parking and three-point turns. Even got a "star" rating from the instructor. (Yeah right, the evil Miss Mumps will say, Star Wars, you mean.)
Still having a problem following directions though... and most of the time I still have no idea where I am and where I'm heading.
Driving exam really fixed on Friday the 13th. Everyone's been warned to stay at home and lock their doors. I should mention that I can rev up the car until it sounds like a chainsaw. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Stuff received through the post:
• Making Love by Marius Brill
• my US$30 loot from flashquake
Some words about the Burano tour:
Hah. It was a success. **preening**
Had a fabulous time time, too! Took John Amen and his wonderful wife, Mary to Burano yesterday. The husband (mine) was rather doubtful, going "Why Burano of all places?" — but I still think Burano is a must-see in Venice... more than Lido or other islands. They seemed really pleased with the multi-colored houses and took a bit of pictures here and there. Afterwards I managed to bring us to Ca' Pesaro: Museum of Modern Art — getting lost only once during the long walk to the place. Hee.
Did get lost on my way back to the bus station. But I was half-drunk after our dinner and at nighttime all the streets in Venice look alike.
Got home ten minutes before midnight —unlike Cinderella's pumpkin— crawled to bed and played Civ 4 with droopy eyelids. Totally exhausted.