Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Old Man Thinking


He sits at his desk

An inked pen in his bony fingers.

An old man, with his thoughts cramped by an old language. 


A language that has had its day.

A language that no longer serves its purpose. 

Wrongly ordered words and a requirement for complications mean that his thoughts need a long time to form. 

And when they are formed his cramped mind needs more time. 

Time to unravel them.  

Time to think them out. 



He is a ponderous pedant. 

Those who think they know him know him as a fixed and stubborn man.

     

See how he knits his brow.  

See how he waits for the verb.

The action word. 


6 comments:

  1. Just one view of old age Gwil (I hope!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pat. I haven't checked if I'm I'm keeping up with you. Congratulations on your 3000th!
      It's only words. I was recently watching a film in which Donald Sutherland played an aging professor, an expert on Hemingway. And because I watched it in German I had a slightly different take on it.

      Delete
  2. pedants
    ne're chance a lottery
    wind wary

    __ Or, wind might be win- ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those who think they know him know him as a fixed and stubborn man.

      Same lottery numbers every week then?

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. The next thought will come . . . and go.

      By the way, that was some launch! SapceX with Tesla sports car, a crash dummy and a David Bowie track. It's like a Dr Who episode.

      Delete