Tuesday, April 10, 2012

back home, and a death

 the tiny plane, cape air,
noisy and very real
flew me back into the mountains
and adirondack lakes
 there was a tiny death
a shrew in a mousetrap
 exquisite. but not
in my cupboard
 i finished a little booklet/zine
 which i've editioned
 and may offer for sale
 if i can get my 
act together

20 comments:

Valerianna said...

oh poor shrew... I love those tiny ones, but I understand not welcoming them into the cupboard! Pasha does a pretty good job of monitoring the mouse situation, but I've never had a shrew come in!

The book looks beautiful! Good luck with your act, mine see-saws between together and not.

deanna7trees said...

the book looks magnificent.

Velma said...

valerie, i've had all manner of small rodent in the house up to red squirrels (in size)! thanks about the book-
deanna, thank you! i'm not happy with my limitations (i used word which doesn't work for this) instead of being fluent in indesign. sigh.

jude said...

i like the way you capture moments

Velma said...

jude! my life is a string of moments-

aimee said...

eep! holding the dead in your hand, wow. but YAY for the book! YOU DID IT! so happy about that.

Velma said...

aimee, YAY, indeed. phew! i hold the dead with love and respect. it's what i can do.

onesmallstitch said...

You can do it - book looks marvellous - now for act two.

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful book Velma, thank you for sharing!

Velma said...

jean, i wish it was an easy step! the zine is done!
mo crow, thanks. it's just a simple piece, but it does have a sample in it!

lee said...

Alice and I live-trapped a shrew, and then we needed to know what to feed it, while we held it for observation in the old hamster habitat. Wikipedia told us the shrews we were likely to be looking at were a)venomous, b)carnivorous and c)cannibals - the final one sufficiently freaked out the husband that we had to remove the beast a fair distance. However Alice said "I hope the chicken tastes like shrew" which is one of the best statements ever.

The book is lovely - all the same greens I've been filling my eyes with the last couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

We have little tippety tap sounds in our ceiling at the moment. Dan likes to reassure me that maybe they are phascogales but I don't believe they are any kind of marsupial. xte

Velma said...

lee, venemous??? wow. this one's too late for alice to try. thanks about the book.

handstories said...

i am mesmerized by the tiny shrew & it's pinpoint claws. i always imagined them much bigger.

and i am crossing my fingers that you will get your act together!

Velma said...

handstories, thanks. not sure about the selling piece online.

Gardener in the Distance said...

How sad, the little shrew. Your book looks beautiful, though, Velma.

Velma said...

faisal, it was so tiny...
thanks for the book words.

mansuetude said...

your book looks wonderful.

hope you got to JP Licks for some ice cream while in Brookline. :)

Velma said...

no licks, but we did go to mikes pastry. divine hazelnut cannoli.

neki desu said...

the book is lovely betcha the writing is as well.
taming of the shrew??