changeling times

trials and tribulations of eclectic chicken

I’m giving you my favourite things September 7, 2013

Filed under: poem,thinks,Uncategorized — eclectic chicken @ 9:47 am
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Many moons ago I wrote about ‘The Landing in Summer’ by Mary D Elwell.

It never occurred to me then to share the picture with you… to photograph the one I have and put it here…

But then this morning I found that since I wrote, the BBC are uncovering the nations art collections.

The Landing in Summer

And now you can look at Mary Dawson Elwell’s ‘Landing in Summer’ whenever you like to.
Feeling doubly generous today, and becuase last time I wrote about this painting I doubled it up with some Mersey poetage (not sure they are comfortable bedfellows other than they are two of my favourite things) and so today too I’m going to lie them side by side.

This time Brian Patten’s ‘Party Piece’ ….for you.

He said:

‘Let’s stay here
Now this place has emptied
And make gentle pornography with one another,
While the partygoers go out
And the dawn creeps in,
Like a stranger.

Let us not hesitate
Over what we know
Or over how cold this place has become,
But let’s unclip our minds
And let tumble free
The mad, mangled crocodile of love.’

So they did,
There among the woodbines and guinness stains,
And later he caught a bus and she a train
And all there was between them then
was rain.


sharing March 18, 2012

Filed under: home stuff,trans stuff — eclectic chicken @ 1:14 pm
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I like sharing…. don’t we all?

The feeling of making someone randomly happy is wonderful or the closeness of sharing something special with someone you love.

I’m not good at sharing when I ‘have’ to share…. it’s important to feel the urge and the more I’m ‘supposed’ to share the more stubborn it makes me.

Today I shared something important… I shared Mothers day… not becuase I had to… but firstly becuase I wanted to to make Jane happy and secondly becuase sharing this day with Jane has made the boy happy.

It’s a sort of feel good day all round (apart from Janes cold and the boy’s earache).

Besides… before any of you get the idea I share well and with total magnanimity I should tell you that as well as a card with a kitten on to ‘mum and mum’ and some daffs and tulips there was also biscuits (decorated with more calories in the form of smarties and marshmallows than you’d think capable of sitting on a biscuit) and a box of chocolates. This means of course that I will get the lions share of the goodies.

The sentiment, I’m happy sharing 50/50. The tangibles…less so. 🙂



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