Author Archives: Katherine

About Katherine

I like poetry and history

Not his honey, not his little hin

When you are here,I feel his absence more The empty cocoon, no one live within Since he has gone,I wonder what life’s for When you are gone,I  close the heavy door. The silence supreme, glacial will begin. When you are … Continue reading

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Can you write a good poem fast?

https://www.happenstancepress.com/index.php/blog/entry/can-you-write-a-good-poem-fast Extract: ‘Un poème n’est jamais fini, seulement abandonné. A poem is never finished, only abandoned.’ The words are Paul Valéry’s, though I first came across them elsewhere – quoted by Philip Larkin, I think.     Quote: “There are circumstances in which poems … Continue reading

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Mary and the underpants

Mary was sitting down feeling quite lonely in the waiting room outside the doctor’s office when she saw Emile her cat hiding under a chair.. What are you doing,she whispered.I’m glad of your company though. I jumped into your cab, … Continue reading

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I think it’s funny

Well.Margaret,I am the doctor.Have you had sex recently? I didn’t realise we could have it on the NHS.Do we have to  ? Sorry ,dear,I am the gynaecologist. Do stop showing off and speak English. I mean I am a doctor … Continue reading

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He said he was ill but not that he was dead.Men!

Sorry, I can’t answer the phone.I’ve gone out for a stalk or a flower Sorry, I am not here.They gave me too many injections and I’m not whole yet nor am I partial to your moaning Sorry I can’t take … Continue reading

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Too much “life”

  Well,I’ve been out and collected some new computer spectacles.Since I’ve been ill for 2 weeks I wasn’t able to go before.They are wonderful.A big help to someone with visual problems.They are sometimes known as office glasses,apparently. Then I had … Continue reading

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