Honey On Soft Bread

Honey On Soft Bread
Image: Dino Giordano

The more I work on Greener is the Grass the more I’m not happy with the title. It’s crap, to put it mildly. It’s not reflective of the story and nor does it create the right emotional response. I’ll keep it just now as a working title, but I’m definitely going to change it to something more relevant. I came up with some good ideas this morning, one in particular was better than the rest.

While on the bus to work TWO poems popped into my head – always a nice way to start the day when something creative like that happens. The other night I had an idea for one and I had to squeeze it out. It ended up on the page a shadow of its original conception and will require a lot of work to get it into shape. These two, though, were as easy and pleasurable as watching honey being poured onto soft bread. Chapbook material, if ever they were.

I’ve written twenty-two poems of the fifty-two I set myself to write this year. The target was to write one per week but the more I write the easier they seem to come. I also made a point in January that I would open myself to my environment and the things I see, and through this alone I am finding inspiration for the most interesting little poems.

I don’t think I’m going to have trouble putting together an e-book for the PSH Free-For-All, and I’m already on the way to having enough material for a chapbook. There is also the small possibility of Vol.2 of Silly Poems, but we’ll see how that one pans out.

My sale of Stella got a small mention in this month’s Backspace Newsletter – I’d forgotten to email them the information so I was glad they still picked it up – thanks guys.

I have a very heavy weekend of work on because we have arrived at the end of the British Tax Year. I’m on standby the whole way through and will have to work from home tomorrow morning, Sunday morning, and through the night into Monday.

On the bright side, this weekend is the Grand National at Aintree. The I two horses I got out of the office sweep were Chelsea Harbour and Can’t Buy Time, but I’ll put a proper bet on tomorrow morning.

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About Colin Galbraith

Keen runner, thriller author, Madness fan, Mets fan, St Mirren fan/owner, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannolis & espressos. #LFGM
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2 Responses to Honey On Soft Bread

  1. Much of the best poetry I’ve read is published by Bloodaxe Books in the UK (I believe they’re still situated in Northumberland.

    Might be worth checking out their guidelines and putting together a book or two to submit to them.

    I like them so much that I’ll buy something just because they put it out, without knowing anything else about it.

  2. Diane says:

    Hmm. I’m having a mad craving for bread and honey now.

    You’re on a roll too, as well as since you made your big decision. See, it’s worthwhile to do that every so often, even if you think it’s the wrong thing to do. Right now, it’s obviously the right thing for you to do.

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