Tuesday poem: Carrying an injury

June 8, 2015

This is a link to a poem I just had published at Verity La, called ‘Carrying an Injury’. I an settling down for a few weeks watching the World Cup in Canada, so it seems appropriate, although the players in the poem are male. And this is an image of a far less pretty sport than that being played in Canada:

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Last week I bought the latest Stephen King novel, Finders Keepers, and read it in the usual feast, all in one sitting. Each new book by Mr King leaves me actually trembling until I hold it, and obsessional until I have finished it. It’s a weird sort of bliss!

I can’t stand the idea that eventually, there will be no more new novels by Stephen King; his Carrie and Cujo and Pennywise will haunt his study like Dickens’s characters, looking for their creator.

Hopefully not for another thirty years! (Though I suppose that might be up to the writer himself…But can anyone believe that Stephen King would voluntarily stop writing?)

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Wednesday 24th June, I am reading poems old and new at Manning Clark House in Canberra at 7.30pm. I think that Mark Tredinnick will be the other reader. More on that later.

4 Responses to “Tuesday poem: Carrying an injury”

  1. Zireaux said

    What a remarkable poem. Beautiful words, observations. I’m guessing a dislocated shoulder.

  2. pscottier said

    Corked thigh? Concussion? The dreaded Cruciate Ligament? So many possibilities, Mr Z.

    Thank you for the kind words about my words.

  3. Whatever it is, the team will be sweating on the injury!

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