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I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Monday 21 March 2011

Rearranging the Cosmos

I liked the idea of a cosmos, but in practice it didn't work.  Upon reflection, sitting on the settee with the weight of the universe on my shoulders was less than restful.  So yesterday I moved it in its entirety into the hall.

I like it better out here.  For one thing, the music of the spheres is more muted when I'm trying to relax.  For another, you get an astronaut's eye view when you're coming down the stairs.  It's a bit like having your own Hubble telescope.  

The only problem being that I now have a lot of black holes in the front room, waiting to be filled with polyfilla.


  1. I love this idea Deborah! I'm imagining this done with little lights outside :).

  2. Originally I was going to do it next Christmas, as I've a lot of glass decorations that haven't made it out of their boxes since we got our border collie. Trouble is, the branches are pretty laden now so might have to have a rethink about all them angels.

  3. It looks very good! I once had a bay tree tied to the bedpost, but after a few years it became a bit threadbare as the leaves found their way to the cooking pot. It was nice while it lasted though. And hardly cosmic at all.

  4. In Chinese folklore there is a bay tree on the moon and that is very cosmic.