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Doodles 4

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:15:01

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:15:01
This really needs to be drawn, not typed.  Imagine the smileys, then.

Are they circles
or faces?
need traces
of smiles
or grimaces
double dots
for some noses
do it twice
for some eyes
A surprise
Now see
How those Os
 make faces
At you and me!


Doodles 3

Thursday, 2 April 2009 10:21:16

Thursday, 2 April 2009 10:21:16
How did it get to be Thursday already? The ditty-doodle above needs a better ending. How about:
Surprise: -
Those circles
Now are faces!

or

Surprise! - now see
Those circles
Now make faces
At me / you and me?

or

A surprise
Now see
How those Os
 make faces
At you and me!

Too much choice!


Doodles 2

Monday, 30 March 2009 17:05:13

Monday, 30 March 2009 17:05:13
My doodles, when deciphered, say something like: double dots / for some noses / two more (crossed out) / do it twice / for some eyes / surprise! / now don't spoil / it with / detail....    It trails off.  Perhaps this would make a little rap for younger readers/listeners?

Are they circles
or faces?
need traces
of smiles
or grimaces
double dots
for some noses
do it twice
for some eyes
Surprise!


Doodles

Friday, 27 March 2009 13:13:50

Friday, 27 March 2009 13:13:50
Sitting in a cafe with a bit of time on my hands - always a good moment to think about writing. I'm surprised there aren't more poems about cafes and bars.  Doodling on the napkin. It's soft but not too soft - the ball-pen makes good clear marks on it. Seeing faces, I draw circles, vals, nothings, zeros. I notice that on the bill it doesn't say drinks and food as separate items, but 'wet sales' and 'dry sales'.  It makes me want to create a seashore scene where we have wet seals and dry seals, or maybe fishermen with wet sails and dry sails. But this is getting me nowhere. I begin to doodle words instead of lines and designs. 'Are they Os or faces? / need traces of smiles / or grimaces' I doodle, thinking of what you need to do to turn an empty circle into a face like a smiley.


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