Thanks to being unable to sit at my desk, or move, or think, I finished reading Sylvia Plath's Journals (which I've been dipping in and out of for months), reread Ginsberg's 'Howl' which I finally (in my howling state) properly felt, and began a series of haiku exercises that, I'm told, will have me learn more about haiku in just one week than it's possible for anyone to teach me. Whether this is true or not I could't say, but I feel I am making quite some progress. There is something to be said for loss of critical faculties. I also seem to have lost four pounds. As I've been feeling a bit lumpen lately I'm glad of that. So although I didn't get anything I planned done this week (not one thing!), it has actually been quite a useful blip.
Now I just need to get my brain functioning again. Meanwhile, here are some photos from last week's 'Women's Group':
In full swing: the ladies try their hand at decorating cupcakes, and making flower pins and gift-boxes.
My table, which only got four visitors, though we had a lot of fun and everyone went home with a poem of their own making.
I didn't get a go at pins and boxes but stole a chance to decorate a cup-cake before everyone arrived.