Sunday, February 11, 2007

Who are we?

I spotted this on Barbara's Bleeugh. It's from an idea by Skint Writer's to sum up " who we are", we being a couple, in 21 words or less. This is my attempt, hardly romantic, but honest:

Reason left long since,
but we remain partners
in rhyme, sharing a child,
a dog, a home,a slice
of time.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I love this. It's deft and honest.

One problem though: your link through to Skint Writer implies that Skint Writer wrote it. I followed and found it is your's!

4:49 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Ah i'll change it, thanks Sam!

9:05 am  
Blogger anna said...

What a great poem! No wasted words.
no sentimentality.
I've missed so many of your posts (sigh) damn blogger sometimes takes me forever. Loved the one on colours. I too would like to try it for a bit. after this gets posted I will follow the link. So sad the post about your friend got me thinking how lucky i am to be healthy and to quit whining about the winter and all the rest.
Shall send her thoughts of violets and the smell of sage

once again you are an inspiration!!!

1:46 pm  
Blogger PI said...

That's excellent Anna. Couldn't possibly compete.

3:54 pm  
Blogger PI said...

Damn I missed Paul Abbot. I feel proud of him because he was born and bred seven miles from me.

3:56 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks Anna and Pat! I'm great at paring lol, years of writing civil service bullet points!

Thanks for the good wishes for S.
I'm afraid it won't be long. So sad, she's had no time to adjust, it was terminal from the initial diagnosis. I'm sure after the event we'll be glad it wasn't prolonged, for her sake and her adult children.

Pat, Paul Abbot will be repeated R4 n Friday at 9.30am

4:13 pm  
Blogger Verilion said...

Hi Apprentice, saw your 'Who are we?' on Skint's site so I thought I'd pop in for a visit. Really like what I've read so far and will pop back. I really like the poem, very succint, but so full of meaning, especially the ending with: 'a slice of time'. You can still read so much more around it, sometimes honesty is so much dearer than flowery words.

5:35 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks V. I dropped by your site too, interesting stuff!

8:26 pm  
Blogger Cailleach said...

I agree with the other comments, but this is very you Apprentice - no bull and straight to the poignant.

8:29 pm  

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