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Print [Jan. 7th, 2019|11:26 pm]
rejectomorph
There was a break from the rain today, but it remained gray and chilly. Odds are we won't see the sun again until Thursday, which is supposed to be only partly coudy. The rain is su re to be back tomorrow and again on Wednesday, with increasing wind. This aprtment gets very noisy when the wind blows over it, probably due to the flat roof. After Wednesday the possibility of rain will remain for every day through the 21st. That's as far as the long range forecast goes, so I'm guessing rain will be possible through the entire month. It's going to get dreary here.

Since I'm going to be stuck here the next two days at least I went out this afternoon and got a burrito from Taco Bell, but first I stopped at the Goodwill store and bought a book. Their selection was not impressive, but I did find one anthology of poetry that has a number of the poems I lost copies of to the fire. It's not a very good anthology, but I'm not in a position to be choosy. It is a trade-sized paperback and probably belonged to a CSU student who had to buy it for a Freshman English class and never cracked it, because it looks close to pristine. Two bucks for my first book in this place is not bad.

Because I ate that burrito about six hours ago I'm probably going to make a snack before I go to bed, but I can't decide what. I'm afraid I've bought too much serious food and not enough frivolous food since I moved in here. I might have to settle for some cinnamon toast and hot chocolate. Maybe a shot of rum in the chocolate, since I have no whipped cream or tiny marshmallows. Rum is a good substitute for those, right?

There were more rescued and sighted cat pictures published today, but none I recognized. I did find out through a comment in one thread that there are five feeding stations being maintianed on my block. One of them has a field camera with footage fo nocturnal feeding by some cats, but the trapper maintaining it says all but one of the cats in the video have been identified and are not mine, and I can tell that the one that hasn't been isn't either. I'm starting to suspect that if any of my cats survived they must have taken off for other parts of town. I couldn't blame them. It wasn't the best neighborhood.

I'm using the LJ icon that shows me in 1986 with some of my books on the shelf behind me. All of them burned, as did the calander hanging next to me. The calander came from a Japanese restaurant in Alhmbra, and had some very nice photos of Japanese gardens in it. I'd like to go back to 1986 and get another copy, and some of the excellent food they had at that restaurant. Then I would stay there and refuse to move to Butte County. Fool me once....
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[User Picture]From: asher63
2019-01-08 01:31 pm (UTC)
Losing your book collection has got to be devastating. Who are your favorite poets?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2019-01-09 07:48 am (UTC)
Lately I've been missing Richard Wilbur the most, and Yvor Winters of course, but there were quite a few I liked to dip into from time to time.

I think over the long run I'll especially miss the volumes of Kenneth Rexroth's translations from the Chinese, Japanese and French (there was an excellent volume of his translations of Pierre Reverdy.)

Then there were collections of Octavio Paz, Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, Donald Hall, Yeats, William Carlos Williams... many others, probably too many, because I know I'm leaving some out.

A lot of the older stuff I can find scattered about the Internet, but I've always liked the feel of a book in my hand as I read poetry.
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