Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'd like to invite

...a few of you over for coffee and cake. I want to read you a poem. It's more of a hat, really. Every time I go back into it, I pull a new poem out by the ears. I suppose I should just let it be a hat. Last night I chatted with another poet about it. The poet came up with a cute title for the work, a title I might just play with.

After a day lost in the never-ending poem, I'll turn to The Other Side of Eden. What a fantastic book.

9 comments:

Anita Daher said...

Nice! I like hats :-)

Anonymous said...

The Other Side of Eden ... I like that book a lot. I lent or gave my copy to someone. Maybe Zach? Amost certainly, but can't remember for sure.

-- John MacKenzie (I've switched my blog to beta blogger, and can't sign in regular blogger for comments anymore)

Brenda Schmidt said...

You're invited, Anita! This hat business is getting to be old hat now.

Well then you're the reason I bought the book, John. I learned about the book when I was trolling Zach's log, so I ordered it, but it's been sitting here gathering dust, well down my reading list. He mentioned it again recently, so I picked it off the shelf to see what's what.

I tried to comment on your Emily post yesterday, but beta didn't like the way I tried to sign in and rejected my post. Argh.

Brenda Schmidt said...

In case any of you are wondering, Zach's log can be found here.

Zach said...

Nope, my copy's my copy. Picked it up remaindered in Montreal. My mom has it now. Great book, indeed. Think I mentioned it recently in connection with Bruce Chatwin's _The Songlines_, which is another amazing book.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Well John, so much for your copy. I have a shameful number of books that I should return to the rightful owners.

Ya, Chatwin's book looks good. I added it to my order, along with the two Pinker books you mentioned, Zach. Steven Price's Anatomy of Keys caught my eye as well.

Zach said...

And it should catch your ear, too.

Ariel Gordon said...

Can anyone tell me why everyone is switching blogs these days?

Brenda Schmidt said...

My ear sure loved the bits quoted in the Globe review. Plus I've been fascinated with Houdini since I was a kid, well before I knew anything about his life.

Ariel, I have no idea. I took a quick look at Beta blogger, so quick I can't even remember its features. And I have no idea why some of the bloggers I visit have switched to wordpress, but their new blogs do look slick and clean. Maybe they're switching to give us practice at updating our templates. :)