Appointment with surprise


View of woods through a window in Seoul, reflected in a desk

What happens when you place a glass-topped desk by a window with a view

I have just sat down
at my September desk
I have not adjusted to
this frameful of trees
stretching against the sun
and bouncing light
off fat stray cats.

I have kept my first
appointment with surprise
with pine needles bobbing
deep down inside the glass
of my shiny Seoul desk.
What shall I write about?
I had better not decide.

Diary note and photo 4 Sept 2018, Seoul Art Space—Yeonhui, CC BY 2.0 Rachel McAlpine

6 thoughts on “Appointment with surprise

  1. lifecameos says:

    Welcome to Korea. have a great time.

  2. How magical. How wonderful. So happy for you.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I obviously know nothing about the greenery in Korea. Thanks for the photo. I hope you continue to share your experiences as you can without taking energy away from your primary projects.

  4. hilarymb says:

    Hi Rachel – it’ll be fun … and what a lovely place to work from … pine needles will continue to bob – enjoy … cheers Hilary

  5. albert says:

    Your words decided for you. Nice poem!

    1. They did 🙂

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