Monday, June 15, 2009

Takin my own advice

"You should take whatever opportunities come your way to do what scares you," I remember saying something along those idiotic lines there not so long ago... Well tonight I'm doing a reading, and gonna try and do my latest poem without the words in front of me. I have several people to thank for leading me towards this fad.
I'm just wondering would it be worse to do a terrified shaking nervous delivery with only half the words right, or should I get roaring drunk and give an extremely confident performance with probably less than 10% of the words correct? and anyway who'll know the difference... I will - that's the pain of it. Twould be only myself I'd be fooling - but I wouldn't mind being fooled - especially by myself - sure I'd hardly take offence at all...
BUTTERFLIES . .. . ... .

6 comments:

Lily Sheehan said...

good luck! I like the drunk option best, drink always turns me into little miss confidant. Thats probably very bad advice so maybe don't listen to me.

Niamh B said...

turns me into a sloberring slurring idiot, but hey, maybe it'll be poignant, like barney in the simpson's - "don't cry for me" etc etc

Totalfeckineejit said...

If it's a haiku you'll be fine.And don't forget Homer -'Drink, the cause of and answer to all of life's problems' Best of luck Mrs Niamh, may the force be with you.

Emerging Writer said...

It's just like the leaving cert all over again - fair play to you

Niamh B said...

Hi TFE, Twasn't a Haiku - but still managed alright, thanks for the kind words.
EW - Twas worse than the Leaving! well more nerves anyway - maybe I should have brought along some 7up and Orbit chewing gum - the taste of exams.

Full report later...

Domestic Oub said...

Well done Niamh! Yous was brill!

Post that excellent first poem from last night, eh? Would love to see it.