Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Transcribed from a Lake House (but not there now)

Definitely want to work on the poem but now my methods change. Notes, notes, notes, some looking up, then typing into the computer the fits and shreds, firming up the lines, moving things about.

I'd like to make an idea list. It's 7:03 and I have a strong cup of coffee. A list for small places in Cleveland which interests me as a series, an approach. So far 1. Daddy's car 2. The Brick 3. alley by Euclid 4. WW utility room 5. censer 6. Amana freezer 7. BSS parking lot.

What else might qualify in strange ways (I'm crossing the numbers off so things don't have to come out straight):
  • Miss Roger's piano room
  • the pool at Rocking Chair Cove
  • the cottages after I grew up
  • the wine bottle when I pushed down the cork
  • the pothole where I got that flat tire
  • the stuffed veal breast
  • the hollow chocolate egg of confetti
  • could I try the rubber boots again
  • the library on Mapledale
  • or maybe a particular book--The Dandelion Cottage with its wallpaper scrap idea of making a home
  • the pyrex coffee pot--thinking about it like a movie with repeated sloshings gurgle gurgle swamp swish empty
  • the surrey
  • the secret place behind our thin suburban woods
  • Alvie's 
  • the little park and Bob's Big Boy while we waited for Katie