It looks very pretty outside but the snow is fading now ... with the roads and pavements predicted to be icy as the temperature drops overnight. I've had a poetry day, warm and quiet. Five poems sent out into the world and several attempts at my next assignment ... a sonnet and a love poem! No pressure then to find all those rhymes and to keep to the rhythm. Don Paterson's Sonnets book has come in handy -so far I have four lines and a possible closing couplet.
As you can see my bedside reading includes this year's T S Eliot prize winner ... haven't come across a sonnet yet but Burnside has some readable poems ...and some that I will need to go back to but that's the joy of a poetry collection. The book opens with a long poem, so I've saved that for later and started with the section called Everafter .. possibilities, failure, loss are all in there so far.