Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Year's inspiration and all that shit

I've had a cold for the last two weeks so am feeling sorry for myself. I've also just started working  through Jo Bell's book of poetry writing prompts 52. The first poem it features is the poetic pep talk 'Everything is Going to Be Amazing' by Lauren Zuniga  which I won't reproduce here as I can't find it anywhere online. But it's funny, feisty and larger than life. I suppose I should really get my big girl pants on, get up off my 'Cadillac britches and show them motor/ mouth badgers how it's done' but all I can manage today is to shiver in my PJs under the duvet.
And perhaps listen to Tom Waits reading Charles Bukowski's poem 'The Laughing Heart'. It's downbeat upbeat and about as positive as I can manage today. Thankyou Simon Bestwick for this recommendation.

The original poem can be found in Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories (1996) but here's the text:

text of The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

One day soon I promise I'll try the Grown Ass Woman Soda, Lauren... But for now, where's my hot Ribena?