Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

The Window


By Miki


February 26, 2009 - Posted by | animals, Cafe Literati, death, life, love, men, Miki´s Poetry, personal, poetry, women, writing | , , , , ,


  1. Beautifully presented – and such a powerful poem….

    Comment by kevmoore | February 26, 2009

  2. Thanks Kevin… and good that you came and resuscitated me!

    Comment by Miki | February 26, 2009

  3. An impressive metaphor.
    I let flies out. I keep a butterlfy net in the conservatory for catching the ones that come in and then let them out.
    I now have a very weird image of Kev doing CPR on a fly that in the manner of the frog princess is returned to princess form by the handsome prince!

    Comment by viv66 | February 26, 2009

  4. Thanks, Viv!
    Love your comment about Kevin making CPR on the fly, very funny!
    Some others had tried CPR hard before Kevin, and the result was only bruises all over me!
    But Kevin had just to come, to laugh and I jumped on my feet again! Acording to the motto:
    Venit laughit vicit!

    Comment by Miki | February 26, 2009

  5. jolting and engaging powerful

    Comment by acousticrhythm | February 26, 2009

  6. Wonderful poem …:)

    Comment by jemaldesai | February 26, 2009

  7. veni, ridi, vici
    I came, I laughed, I conquered

    Comment by viv66 | February 26, 2009

  8. Oh thanks Viv, but in this case I wanted to say:
    he came, he laughed, he conquered… not me really (I was dead, remember!), HE!

    And well, after 7 years intensive Latin at school (loved it!), I must confess that I was not sure if the correct translation for “he laughed” is “ridit”, so I opted for “laughit” which I found funnier anyway…

    Comment by Miki | February 26, 2009

  9. @acousticrhythm and jemaldesai
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and welcome to Cafe Crem!

    Comment by Miki | February 26, 2009

  10. I think it might be risit, but I too after many years of it, can’t recall either!
    I remember a lovely bit in a book of school boy howlers, about what Caesar said, so they thought he said(in reference to the Britons) Weeny, weedy, weaky and went ahead with conquest, not expecting much opposition!
    Just back from the doctors; got to go and have blood tests to rule out such delights as glandular fever. be glad I can’t send germs via the net as I send a cyber kiss and hug!
    *mwah, mwah!*

    Comment by viv66 | February 26, 2009

  11. Good morning Viv!
    You might be right, I think to remember that the “d” changes to “”s” in the third person…
    I hope your glands feel cooler today…
    mwah mwahs back anyway!

    Comment by Miki | February 27, 2009

  12. Good morning Miki!
    ta for the kisses. If it is glandular fever, I might move to the spare room to avoid passing it on!
    It’s been so long with the Latin, I find some things just come back and others don’t. I wasn’t trying to be annoying, it just seems to happen at times! I’ve been running a low fever for some days and everything is really blurry. Had about five phials of bloods takenthis morning, but boy was it hard to get into town on the bus!
    Am going back to bed shortly when I have finished my cuppa. Can’t face coffee at all right now; makes me feel sick even thinking about it!
    have a good day; and its great to see your poetry here!
    have a short story to post soon.

    Comment by viv66 | February 27, 2009

  13. So sorry to hear about your health problems, Viv. I wished I had a magic wand to free you of all of them, I really do!
    I have loved Latin so much, you know, as much as mathematics. as a young girl I spent some holidays just translating Latin texts into French… I am horrified today to see that I don’t remember anything, but I guess it would come back very soon if I had connection to some Latin speaking or writing people!

    It will be great to read your short story here, missing them and your poetry quite a lot!

    Comment by Miki | February 27, 2009

  14. That is so kind!
    I adored Latin and did it as one half of my degree and now, my daughter is doing a course in reading classical Latin as part of her degree(via the Open university!) so it’s nice to see it again.
    I shall try and post the story just now. I tried to have a sleep but coulnd’t. so I shall have a hot bath and then see if I can snooze. Even if it isn’t anything nasty, viruses(which this probably is) need time and I have a student starting from next Sunday, so I need to be well. Time will help!
    I had a message today from my friend in gran Canaria; he said its now 23 degrees there!

    Comment by viv66 | February 27, 2009

  15. Gran Canaria is generally warmer than our part of Spain… it was not 23 degrees here yesterday! And today is grey… one of the rare grey days, even in Winter!
    I wished I had somebody around me studying Latin… too late to make children nw1
    Which kind of student will you have? A private one at home? A good thing for you?

    Comment by Miki | February 28, 2009

  16. I wonder if you’d like to do one of the distance learning courses that the Open University runs..They do several Latin ones. Check out the website some time.
    My student is a 28 year old Italian girl, a trained singer, who is coming over for a week. I shall have her for a few hours lessons on Sunday morning, and then Nigel and I will take her to the zoo. The zoo is a brilliant place for English teaching as there is so much going on to talk about. Then on Monday my colleague will teach her in the morning, and take her out for the afternoon. Tuesday I will take her to Camrbridge for the day, teaching on the train. Weds, my colleague will have her. Thursday I will teach for a few hours in the morning and then we’ll go to Great Yarmouth for the afternoon and eat ice creams on the pier and paddle..or something of that sort anyway. I am looking forward to it, as long as I haven’t got glandular fever, which would mean I’d be forced to cancel…
    If you’d like to catch up with some Latin, I can recommend a few books that help you teach yourself at home. I could do with it myself really. But I probably won’t have time once the season starts. I have some work for the school at the end of March, but not teaching, just courier work. As it’s some nice Germans I’ve worked with the last two years, I’m delighted because I get the fun of trips with them and none of the hassle of teaching a difficult group(its a school in Koln that takes the kids all the other schools chuck out!)
    you must be missing Kev. I hate it when Nigel is away!

    Comment by viv66 | February 28, 2009

  17. I would love to do again (I did a lot in the past) something like that with the Open Uni, unfortunately I haven’t any time left for it at the moment. But I hope that things will change in the future and that I will have less to do to live from my art…
    Is it this Sunday with the Italian singer? I am happy that you are looking forward to it, it sounds anyway like a good job!

    And yes, I am missing Kevin immensely! The only thing which helps me bearing his absence is the knowledge that it is very important for him to peform on stage live with his band. Kevin is a great performer, has a lot of presence and charisma on stage, and he needs the crowd sometimes…

    A tough gig for him this weekend, he was on stage a 12h30 local time last night, and after the gig had on the South Coast had to drive back to London to take a plane at 6 this morning. Means no sleep at all! Considering that he had hardly sleep the night before having to leave here at 6 in the morning to drive more than 2 hour to Alicante Airport…
    He is on his way back from Alicante right now… totally exhausted, but happy to come back home… and the gig went great also!

    Comment by Miki | March 1, 2009

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