It’s inspiration that we find in the strangest of places, today this tune and a couple of lines of it have been going around my head.
In the words of Oliver Twist…
Who will buy
This wonderful morning?
Such a sky
You never did see!
Who will tie
It up with a ribbon
And put it in a box for me?
So I could see it at my leisure
Whenever things go wrong
And I would keep it as a treasure
To last my whole life long.
Who will buy
This wonderful feeling?
I’m so high
I swear I could fly.
Me, oh my!
I don’t want to lose it
So what am I to do
To keep the sky so blue?
There must be someone who will buy…
I set myself a goal when I began writing this blog and post my own brand of poetry here. Finally, I would be doing something that I wanted to do. That special thing, ME TIME! and who knows, somewhere along the way, someone might like it and read it.
To all those of you who have so far brightened my days with your likes and comments, it is appreciated more than you could know. To the people who follow this blog, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you give me a reason (and boy, do I love one of those) to go on with it.
So, I set about it. Putting my thoughts on paper, (or laptop) random things, poems, feelings, photos etc and here we are, a few months later, although early days, I am making progress on to my next goal.
When I reach 100 poems that I have written, I will self-publish a book of poetry. Some you will have seen here, some you will not. (After all, I have to hold something back) Like one last card to my chest, I sometimes get fed up with being the proverbial open book. So once I reach that 100, I’m actually almost there… Yay! I will start to select the few that will end up in my first book and I will have reached that goal.
I have a name, a format and a question…. Who will buy? Then another, If it ever makes it to proper print, (hard copy) then should I wrap it up in a ribbon?
Since I am planning to self publish this book, I’d love to have a physical book for people to have, hold and share. If any other bloggers here have had any success in getting donations towards hard copy publishing and can give me any advice, it would be much appreciated.
For those of you who may now have the tune whizzing around your head, here’s a link to the words. Who Will Buy… From Oliver Twist, by Lionel Bart