So the prompt this week (from Chiccoreal) is about first thing in the morning. And what do I do first thing most mornings..? It goes a bit like this...
The first thing to do is dream
Waking from a night of slumber I groan and sigh and twist and then I keep myself full down and under And go straight back to sleep again
Next comes a cup of tea (and see here for tea poetry).
I've never been a morning person... even as a young kid I'd always rather stay up late and then sleep in... and there's no sign of that changing really. I say to Mark that I've a big brain so it takes a long time to get it running... but this is, most definitely, only a joke. This allergy to early morning activity has affected lots of things in my life (one reason I ended up being a nightclub DJ back in the '90s for a start) and really the only time I wake up early is when something extreme is happening (I've just had a baby or someone's ill or dying something) and even then I can't keep it up for too long (I can however pretty much always win a 'who can stay awake at night the longest' competition... this has got me into trouble in the past...). You'll have to excuse that long sentence - it's early yet.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.