Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Friday, 11 January 2013

Diane Setterfield

Currently reading The Thirteenth Tale..mesmerized and so fascinated that I would like to share.

The book and the author.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

skies clearing up, the sun glancing a yellow hue

Bug in the Bath

There's a bug in the bath
scuttling on the tile
away from the light and gush of water.

It meanders on the pattern
of a pink and grey flower
following an invisible thread
in a labyrinth.

The steam rises and the feet clamber
then slip, plop into the water.
There pedals like a U-boat.
I scoop it up and land it lightly
on the bath mat.

The bug climbs, frantic
over hills and dales and finds
the cool floor. It sights a haven
in the recess under the pipes,
home of the spider.

Avoiding the predator's gulp,
the bug burrows into the safe earth.
Whence it comes. Wherever it goes.

©Susan Baury Rouchard