Not much to report today, regrettably. But hopefully I will learn from the lack of doing much and help squander any more occurring. I got up rather late having stayed up well into the night and delved into a very interesting book by Stephen Fry titled ‘The Ode Less Travelled’ which eloquently explains poetry – the various forms and measures and how to write it. I must admit I can read a poem and understand absolutely none of it, which I find quite frustrating – so hopefully this book will help me with that. My first practice run was today and it wasn’t too bad at all! Felt I could have pushed myself a little more but at least it wasn’t a total flop. In the evening we played a good old-fashioned game of Sequence and I think I’ll now call it a night.
5th July, 2011
July 5th, 2011