I always enjoy Claudia McGill’s poems for their quirky nature, none more so than her ‘Little Vines’, which she has been propagating for a number of years.
This one from her recent post reminded me, of one of my all time favourite cartoons by Clement. *
Simpering clams, you said?
No, simmering clams.
Oh. I did wonder how you could tell.
* I think this cartoon dates from the early 1990’s. I have kept it in my recipe book since I cut it out from the newspaper.
Once more, collage on the bus back to Canberra from Sydney. Words by Claudia McGill https://claudiamcgill.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/put-pen-to-paper-marathon-2019-week-12/, the last poem “I don’t like strangers, each one is too much of a fresh start, I no longer have the heart for. ”
not to discipline the yarn but to coax it
not to tell the story but to ask it
This is my advice to you.
(Reprinted with permission from Claudia McGill)
One of my preliminary study pieces for the Opening Stitches project. Opening stitches for this piece were provided by Alexis Yeadon and Susan Weisser.
Without the internet I am unlikely to have ever found Claudia McGill’s Haiku 365.
Everyone I asked
said it was an ugly thing
and handed it back.
Together it sits here with my watercolour and paste up work about demolition and rebuilding in the Woden town centre near my home.