Beguile for Writers Island


What’s beguiling me now?
my cup of tea and another snuggly snooze under the duvet
the thought of my wandering family on the verge of wandering home after four months
the day ahead, preparing for …
theBurns party tomorrow
ideas for the next scrap quilt
new words to garner
removal of pleonasms from poems
landing on the Island for a feast of poetry reading
the wind in the willow seen from the warmth of my bed

What’s repelling me now?
the thought of getting up
clearing up after …
the Burns party tomorrow

This freewrite may turn into a poem when I’ve stopped panicking,
For those new to my blog, the account of a previous Burns party can be found here:


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14 Responses to Beguile for Writers Island

  1. evenstarwen says:

    Breathe in, breathe out. And another few minutes under that duvet can’t hurt.


  2. ms pie says:

    thoroughly enjoyed your freewrite… everything about it was so casually real… thanks for the link back to the story, that too was enjoyable and reminded me of some movie i saw abt a british couple moving to france and that was one of the scenes…. good write!!


  3. pamela says:

    Viv, have fun at the Burns party.
    I also love “snuggly snooze” a very
    nice way to describe taking a nap.


  4. brenda w says:

    You taught me “pleonasms” Viv! Thank you, I adore new words. This piece is wonderful. May you find joy in each busy moment. ~Brenda


  5. This makes me want to go back to bed! Enjoy the Burns party!


  6. Berowne says:

    “The Burns party tomorrow…”
    Oh, would some power the giftie gie it,
    To see the Burns party as others see it. 🙂


  7. I’d stay tucked up if I were you! Delightful.


  8. Yes, get rid of those pleonasms.
    Very nice.


  9. Reflections says:

    Love this, keep the focus on all things beguiling and it will be a peaceful day.


  10. RJ Clarken says:

    Just keep telling yourself that the beguiling part is the one you should focus on! (I know, I know – easier said than done.) 🙂


  11. Had to go read about the Haggis party. Made me full and I haven’t even had breakfast. Sounds like lots of fun, though. Enjoy your party!


  12. Tilly Bud says:

    ‘snuggly snooze’ – I love it.

    I like how the things that are important to you right now all come together.


  13. Ah, there’s always a down side, isn’t there?
    Nice one.


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