Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Mimi Khalvati reads her sestina about elephants. I have a sestina called, 'Elephant'. I decide to read it. Let there be more than one elephant in the room.
Otherwise a bout of colds going the rounds.
Norman Wisdom died yesterday. I saw some of his films at the cinema as a boy. There is a long study to be made of the amiable, unglamorous, positively incompetent idiot falling in love with the glamorous but not too scary blonde who acts part mother, part elder sister to the good-hearted nincompoop and finally becomes his love match. Chaplin, Fernandel, Formby, Wisdom. I am sure this says something about male-female romantic relations, but will not venture onto that ground yet.
Late, close to midnight. The blue remembered hills invisible in the dark.