Pattern Recognition

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I like to talk. And write poetry. I paint a little too.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Found in the woods


Thursday, July 15, 2010

No System Here

Samples of my books
removed in sequence here and there
from the shelves and toppling stacks:

Sample One:

Die chinesische Delegation - Luo Lingyuan
Evangeline and other Poems - Longfellow
All Quiet on the Orient Express - Magnus Mills
The Lay of the Land - Richard Ford
The John Tradescants, Gardeners - Leith-Ross
Mrs Malory and the Silent Killer - Hazel Holt
Nattens bibliotek - Alberto Manguel
Lions in Winter - Wena Poon
Vinens vinner 2010 Burgund
Uncommon Arrangements - Katie Roiphe

Sample Two:

Lilje i blekkhus - Hans Kristiansen
More than Cool Reason - Lakoff and Turner
New Poems Book 4 - Bukowski
The Best American Poetry 2002 - Creely
Les Barricades Mysterieuses - Jared Carter
Zebra - Øystein Wingaard Wolf
Snow Monkey, An Eclectic Journal - #15-16
Margie Vol. 5 2006

Sample Three:

Oleander, Jacaranda - Penelope Lively
Pack of Cards - Penelope Lively
Samlede Eventyr 1 - Hans Christian Andersen
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
A Life of One's Own - Joanna Field
Handbook of Kings and Queens
Dictionary of Dreams

Sample Four:

Ma Vie - Chagall
Bevisets stilling - Anders Bodelsen
Boken om Kometen - Gøteborg
The Hound of Death - Agatha Christie
Under bergfall - ed. by Fjørtoft
Literary Women - Ellen Moers
Polly Put the Kettle On - Joan Fleming
La nuit sacree - Tahar Ben Jelloun

Sample Five:

Troilus & Criseyde - Chaucer
Min villhave - Elin Conradi
Georgia O'Keeffe - Louisiana Revy
Kokebok -Ambjørnsrud
The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady - Holden
Conference Interpreting Explained - R. Jones
Lovingly, Georgia - Correspondence O'Keeffe / Pollittzer

Sample Six:

Jerusalem the Golden - Margaret Drabble
Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
A Thousand Country Roads - Robert James Waller
Maigret - Simenon
Intrigernas hus - Maria Lang
Anna of the Five Towns - Arnold Bennett
Dødligt svek - Jan Mårtensson
Two Fair PLaits - Malcolm Saville
Strong Poison - Dorothy L. Sayers

Sample Seven:

Døren - Magda Szabo
Civil to Strangers - Barbara Pym
La Consolante - Anna Gavalda
En ettermiddag om høsten - Mirjam Kristensen
Oracle Night - Paul Auster
Tatt av kvinnen - Erlend Loe
Nachtzug nach Lissabon - Pascal Mercier
The October Palace - Jane Hirshfield
The King's General - Daphne du Maurier
English Sonnets - Everyman's Poetry
Our Game - John Le Carre
The Medusa Frequency - Russell Hoban

Sample Eight:

Dear London - Irma Kurtz
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Skipper Worse - Alexander L. Kielland
At være der, hvor du er - Bent Falk
Psalmbok (1887
Containerkvinnen - Kim Småge
Knipetak - Aage Bjertnæs
Sky! my teacher - Jean-Loup Chiflet
Eikerminne - Årbok 1990
Breath of Corruption - Caro Fraser
Norsk-engelsk juridisk ordbok - Craig


Saturday, January 02, 2010


but it's good:

1 January was the best day of 2010. No doubt about it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year-- as we brave a New Decade

30 years ago --
and they couldn't know what we know --

So much has happened-- for instance:


I sent my distant love
the Moon
for Christmas

Turns out he had one
over there
exactly like it


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Where May Becomes June

After a while
the blackbird fell silent

When she next looked up
from the laptop, what passed
for darkness in a northern summer
had settled behind a much stronger light
now from the slow-moving moon


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Shocking Poem

my neighbour took his life
off facebook today: won't be final
till two weeks from now


Monday, March 09, 2009

Seven for Lent

Seven for Lent - List Poem
It's Lent so I'm not
buying books
or old movies,
not even jazz

It's Lent so I'm not
buying Dinner
with Anna Karenina
by Goldreich
with Gregory Peck
Kind of Blue
with Miles
That Botswana lady
detective novel

It's Lent so I'm not
buying Sentimental Journey
with Doris Day
or the latest poems
by Hirshfield

It's Lent so I'm not
buying Georgia O'Keeffe
and the Camera

It's Lent so I'm not.
I'm stacking them high
in my Amazon cart
ready for Easter Sunday :-)


Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's That Time Again

Lent in 2009 will start on Wednesday, the 25th of February and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 11th of April.

NUNS, we need to do our work -- or rather, NOT do much at all: we are not doing any Unnecessary
Needless Shopping- No UNS = NUNS!

You won't find us out on a spree-- we'll only be seen on Public Transport for cultural purposes-- museums, galleries, that's us :-)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

For Ankush who may have a feed from here

NUNS, I have sinned. And of course in Paris, that's traditional.

I bought luxury teas at Mariage Freres and a new book by Anna Gavalda.
(I don't count the books by William Gibson: he is after all the raison d'etre of my blog.)

Three more days, and we are out of the woods!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Lent Is Just Around The Corner! NUNS Unite!

Lent begins on Wednesday 6 February 2008

When does Lent end? When is Lent over?

Lent lasts for 40 days and ends the day before Easter Sunday!

So you know what is coming: No Unnecessary Needless Shopping during Lent!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oh no!

Two months away and nothing to report.
Work work work.
Study study study (but that part is cool really).

And a pic of my flowers this weekend.

Wonder if anyone ever comes here any more.
Going now to look up my linked friends.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Four Months Later

It's a good job Blogger doesn't fine you for not updating regularly.

I thought I would stick a bit in here about Second Life, since the author of Pattern Recognition, William Gibson, has a new book out and actually went virtual last night, reading from it and answering questions in Second Life. And it's all on You Tube!

He says in his blog that all he had to learn, really, was how to sit down in Second Life... the rest was easy.

A couple of my friends were there. I was detained in First Life, where I had to hand out laundry keys to real people.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

National Poetry Month: A Haiga

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Lovers with tulip

Spring reaches the D/S Louise couple too!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Some online friends mapped