Monday, 30 April 2007

Poetic and Techno Fiddlings.

Time for some poetry , it is a beautiful day (for a Monday ) which has inspired me to jot down some Haiku . The traditional form is 5 , then 7 , then 5 syllables in 3 lines of poetry . A "season" word should also be included when taking a strict interpretation , and the subject matter is centred on nature ; with a serious theme . Senryu , on the other hand , has the same form of 17 syllables but is often about human foibles , and can be "cynical or darkly humorous " hmm ......

April Haiku

Bright sunbathing blooms ;
Spring is clothed with Summer's veil -
Heat upon my skin .

I was thinking of the luscious tilting heads of lilac , stirring their heady scent in my garden at least a couple of weeks early ; the weather being so un-seasonably warm .

Here is a less serious beary themed one -

Spring brought new fabric -
Stitching in sunlight kissed pools ;
Smile tiny bear !

At some point I really must stop all my distractions - like learning to blog ! - an
d pick up the tiny little furry pieces of my creations . I have also got side-tracked by the mobile phone I had for my 44th birthday . As a fully paid up Technophobe I can still utterly admire the seductively sleek fuschia red body lines of its " slide-out" form , and marvel at the teeny tiny elegant keys on the pad , but there , all serenity ends ! No matter how hard I scrutinise the alarmingly thick manual I can't get even the basic functions in to my head ! I understand that Shintoists believe every inanimate object has its own "kami" , or spirit . Well , this style conscious phone has either a cunningly evasive one , or it is sneakily malevolent . Or possibly both . I was so sure I needed it , in the phone shop - doesn't seem quite such a great idea now ......
I suspect this techno-tart , fibbly jibbly phone would rather have been carried off by some 20 year old with a teensy handbag the size of one of the inner zipped pockets in mine ! It's going to be so bored with only 10% of it's available functions ever gotten to grips with ......quick I feel a Senryu coming on ;


Lipstick coloured phone
Oh ! Inscrutable object -
Desire waning .


Sunday, 29 April 2007

First Post "in the Pits" !!

You would think this blog would start with an introduction to the bears - plenty of pictures and mention of artistic intention , that sort of thing - wrong ! First I have a surfeit of motherly "glow" and pride to offload ; my 17 year old son - the eldest of the three , played his biggest gig yet with his band Defkon last night ! He is the lead singer and front man for the five piece , who veer stylistically from Incubus to Pantera .
On returning home last night , my Husband and middl
e son , eyes alight , were unanimous in their verdict ; Max and his friends totally "whaled" if ya know what I mean ! In spite of their tender ages they "owned" the stage at The Sugar Mill in Hanley ( Staffs, U.K ) and had the excitable , writhing , leaping crowd of teens in the palm of their hands.

Even as a small boy I knew he could sing - not just sing , but he had a natural pitch perfect ear , carrying tunes far better than average.Now though he has morphed in to a self-assured young man , and performer ; a dynamo of guts and bravado ! Oh yes , did I mention talent !!

I'm so proud of his achievement , and that of his friends ; Oliver and Joe on lead guitars , Vern on bass , and Ben -drums . They got a fantastic , partisan reception . On the last song of the set "the crowd went wild" stood up as a literal interpretation . I keep thinking what inner depths has all this come from ? Or have I created this being ? Wow ! All children are amazing but sometimes they can truly amaze you just that little bit more .
If I were an attentive mother Sparrow , marshalling her fledglings on a high branch I would see there's no need to nudge him off in to the blue yonder ; he has already soared away , enjoying a free-wheeling flight I can only marvel at !

Here is my middle son also enjoying the gig , from the " mosh pits" !

Well, away with the purple prosed Boast-a-thon - I have a competition piece to finish , and a Bear Artists Online Summer Show to get ready for !
t.t.f.n xx