Six days from now I’m going to Seoul
as writer in residence on blogging sabbatical.
I’ll fly to Korea and live there for weeks.
I may lurk on the blog, I may take the odd peek
maybe drop the odd photo or make the odd squeak
but in essence my blog goes on holiday now
I’m taking a bow
while I change to a gracious and dignified self
and focus on writing that goes on a shelf
and join in a writers’ community
at the Seoul Art Space —Yeonhui.
Please notice the lack of my yackity yack.
I’ll miss you—will you miss me back?
I’ll be home in October and I’ll be on fire
I’ll be newly inspired
but meantime you know, I’ve just gotta pack
get my passport and stuff in my wee haversack
and tidy my flat
and top up the food for my stay-at-home cat—
so goodbye—cheerio—haere ra!
Audio version of this blog post
You won’t want to share this one: sometimes a bad poem is harder to write than a good one, and I succeeded here! It’s the thought that counts, I’m told.