Monday 4 February 2008

Antidote to overstimulation

how something
so plain pleases


drawn I
am to this


angularity and
its matching shadows


imagine myself
pulling up a


and laying
my head on


table top
rubbing my hot


on the
cool white surface


I pick
up my pen


write only
small smooth words


Bitterroot said...

Ah, lovely, Jean!

Dale said...


Anonymous said...

That's very beautiful indeed!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Absolutely delightful.

Huw said...

That's fab.

Fire Bird said...

I like this table and its shadows

Lucy said...

Hmm, I wonder if having such a desk would make one write small smooth words...
Very lovely.

Zhoen said...


Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

So very beautiful, picture and words.

anna said...

I just know I could finish my PhD on that...

Jean said...

Hello Anna. How nice to hear from you again!

The table is in a Buddhist retreat centre and I'm sure it has absorbed the surrounding atmosphere of peaceful silence.

Rosie said...

cool and calming and perfectly proportioned..

I wish I was like that.

anna said...

Jean: thanks for the welcome! I'm still a regular lurker on your blog. Still trying to meditate and write dissertation regularly. Still looking to change my default :-)

litlove said...

Jean - may I reproduce this poem in the Best of New Writing blog I also run? The next edition is out tomorrow (sorry for short notice) and I would love to be able to include it.

Jean said...

Litlove, of course I'd be hugely delighted to feature in your 'best of' list, if it's not too late! I couldn't find an email address on your blog.