Monday, 9 November 2009

Then let's keep dancing

The daily challenge of anagrams and homophones
Of reversals and hidden double entendres
Define the morning ritual of a single person
Worrying her knob of a pencil
through the cryptic clues
within the daily crossword
as rain spatters on the perspex roof
of a busy railway concourse -
Still alone amidst the bustle.
Head nod to Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller for the title.

15 comments:

Jacob said...

I love crosswords but usually do them at home on the deck or if it's too cold in the garage while drinking coffee and smoking my pipe.

brattcat said...

She's a treasure. So is your text.

J Bar said...

You're candid shots are quite interesting and all so different.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Leif Hagen said...

I think Mildred is struggling with the "24 across" question!

Julian Davis said...

Great picture of this grand mother. It made me to remember my grand mother.

Jilly said...

I love this lady. Fun hat, red coat - says a lot about her and she does crosswords so keeps her brain busy. Your words, as always, are beautiful.

Vogon Poet said...

Love the colors of this photo and the expression of the lady. I hope she's going to solve it...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Cryptic clues ... make me more than worry my pencil ... I find them impossible.

Julie said...

hah! This is my next diversification!

Many years ago I used to be quite good at CC. However, it takes a few months to learn all the techniques the setters use and the general form of clues. But, as with many hobbies, experience and perseverance makes all the difference.

VP, I hope she solves it too. Somehow I think she sits there each morning until it is complete!

diane said...

She is a treasure and so is the photo. I like doing the crossword after brekky and think how lucky i am that i don't have to jump up and go to work before its finished.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful shot. You tell stories and take photos.
Luiz Ramos

Paula said...

I love people watching. I sometimes wonder if some of the people I photograph on the sly ever happen to see themselves on my blog??? I wonder if I'm on someone ele's blog?

Julie said...

I'm glad there are others who enjoy people watching. It is interesting to wonder if you are on an unknown blog. I would love to think so.

JM said...

This is a wonderful capture, Julie!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I love people watching, too. She is really focused on solving her crossword. Nice catch!