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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
“It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.” - Heraclitus
I was in Sydney for the day for work today and spent nearly the whole of the day indoors. This proved to be a good thing as the weather was wild and unseasonable. Wind, rain and cool temperatures with leaden gray skies that was more like the midst of a Sydney winter, rather than a mid-Spring day.
The poem I give you today was written just recently as the full moon filled the sky with its glowing orb.
The moon struts across the sky Like a madwoman tonight. She holds aloft her bright light Looking down with a glassy eye.
The moon watches me, still, But her tapping long fingers Drum a tattoo, and it lingers, Echoing, my empty room to fill.
She glares at me and spits The stars, like orange pips; Her furrowed sweaty brow drips And in the garden as she sits,
She mutters senseless words. Cackling, now and then – Scaring even brave men, Silencing crying night birds.
The moon is on the rampage Like Mad Meg, she rants; Angry, she sighs and pants, Unable to assuage her rage.
I hate the moon tonight, Her silvery, bright light, Her mad ways, her loud Screeching, her crowd Of dark, night creatures. Her shining, dead features, And her madwoman hair Entangling me in her lair, As once again I succumb To her magic. Struck dumb, I follow, and like a fool Again drown in her dark pool.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.