samedi 6 octobre 2007

The Beginning of Autumn

After my last post, all I've done is write. I go to ethnology classes. I go to events, if I can. I pick Brady up from work. I watch French television and movies dubbed in French. I live a life I'd wanted to live.

Now I mostly live a life on page. There isn't much to say, really. Ernest Hemingway said a writer should never speak too much, he should save it for the paper. Well, I am writing here, but I am also apologizing, explaining, bringing on the bright lights upon a private shameful act: that of creation. It is not nearly as interesting as you might think.

I've written more poems. I've even started a novel--I've fallen in love with the characters. I write with a dip pen: I like the scratching it makes on the page. I like the way the air changes in autumn--I am in my prime. The trees are like fireworks. Life never ceases to surprise me.

As far as place, I am in the right one. I spoke at length with the directeur d'études françaises yesterday. He showed me different outlets for my poems and translations of my poems. We discussed our uncanny cultures. He will be attending a colloquium about the Cajun/Acadian diaspora in Austria. I didn't realize the Austrians were so concerned with American Francophone culture.

This post is more record keeping than anything. Just a friendly reminder that I am still in the game. Scroll down for something meaningful.

3 commentaires:

Clementine Gallot a dit…
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Mat a dit…

It sounds lovely there, I'm really happy that you're geographical situation is fueling your pen. It's starting to grow cold in NY as well and that's always been a good time of year for me. I'm reminded of waiting for the red line with C.L Imagiste and cursing because our fingers hurt from the icy wind. Truly a magical time.

Lacey a dit…

I'm glad to hear you started a novel. I'm in a DH Lawerence lecture and he started in poetry but wrote short stories, plays, travel essays, novels, and so forth... I would flatter you by saying that you could be an updated version of DHL, one who does not think that women are erratic fools. Ok, so I just said that. You're welcome.