Beyond the world
laudator temporis acti
Sipping the Tea
Still, on a chalk plateau
unidentified hit record
Apart from the edits on the thesis, I'm working on a collection of limericks, which I will release on this blog. W.S. Baring Gould published a collection a while back, called 'The Lure of the Limerick'. They are kind of in that vein. Rather dark, cruel and impolite, though a few are a bit lighter in character.
Today I also decided to rerelease a few of my older poems on my blog, which I deleted for quite a while, a few very personal ones. Anyway, if you are interested, I think I have
So, I've finished my PhD in Chinese. I've submitted it, done my defence, and after a few minor edits over the next few weeks, I'll be a Doctor of Rambling Somewhat Coherently about my field of expertise.
But it's really only a beginning for me. I'm a late starter, and have lots to do. After the edits, I've got some translation work to do, technical manuals, from English TO Chinese. Then looking for work, doing international business, there's lots of things on my plate.
It keeps coming under my door.
I can't let the poetry, or the wonderful words of here, enter for a week or so, they distract me from the mission.
When this draft is complete, I will write some poems, look to the Shaolin masters for training, and breathe freely until the next mission presents itself.
My friend said something
‘it was words singing’, something like
but that was a glance of cleavage past,
a smile and fiddle of sandal,
her golden skin
shined with sweat till
right in the dark valley
of her frilly green
and orange dress,
as if to let the air in
for a slow
As many fibres in those eyes have died,
and even though your cells are dull and dry;
despite the fact those data chips are fried,
.....remember that your credit is still high,
and if you wish, for a discounted fee
you can recharge your dwindling energy,
upgrade those mental skills to two point three
and be the system you were meant to be!
Or if you want to gain a few more creds,
take on a few more psyches for the ride!