Thursday, March 13, 2014

SHY YETI ON LOCATION... RETURNS?

MINI EPISODES TO BE RECORDED IN VENICE NEXT WEEK!

Hello beasties...

I'm back... Come on! You recognise me! It's only been just over a fortnight!!

This week I've got a new poem for you called, THE ANSWER'S NO... We'll return to that in a moment. I just thought I should update you with some of the things I've been up to and also mention that I'm about to go away - returning to Venice. As you will know, I wasn't too well last year during the summer months and since then I haven't really gotten back into the swing of things with my editing. My plan is to film some mini-episodes - or perhaps just single poems during my trip to Venice, which I will then prioritise editing so as to get me back into editing the longer projects. I'm hoping to get a better editing package soon anyway - the fact that I have to edit on a creaky old laptop hasn't really helped recently; not to mention various changes in technology.

I'll be reporting back from Venice, no doubt with photos, in a couple of weeks and hopefully will have something to post up shortly after that.

As well as this I'm hoping to complete the spoken word album that I began recording late in 2012 and am also aiming to draw a line under the next poetry book at the end of this month... I've been quite busy working on a number of final poems - some new ideas, not to mention some older ideas that I've returned to... I'm also proofing series 2 of BEAST OF FRIENDS and have written the first two scripts of series 3 - not to mention that I'm back to working on some Mouse Of Commons projects having had a year off Gladstone McWhiskers last year.

Before I go I just thought I'd remind you one last time about my most recently completed book.

NOT AS SHY AS I WAS contains over 70 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between January and September 2012. They include: THE BEAST OF FRIENDS, DRUNK ELK, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, EVIL IVY, MINE OWN MINOTAUR, ONCE I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY, A YETI IN A HAT and many more… NOT AS SHY AS I WAS is 288 pages long and contains photos by Paul Chandler and artwork by Adam M Botsford, Paul Webster and Pete Katsiaounis.

Paperback: www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/not-as-shy-as-i-was/14135195 £9.99

Hardback: www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/not-as-shy-as-i-was/hardcover/product-21317217.html £15.99

As I'm quite busy with my writing projects, for the next couple of months until I start gigging again and going away more I'll probably aim to post every fortnight or so, unless there's more that I have to say...

My next post will probably be around the time I get back from Venice, either right at the end of that week or the week following...

Enjoy the new poem - more soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx
 

THE ANSWER'S NO...

 
The answer's no...
No matter what you say!
That's as far as I go!
That's as far as I stray...
No matter how I'd adore –
Just to hold you much tighter...
You'd go bewitching my heart –
And I am just not a fighter!
Because I'd simply give in –
And that does no-one no favours...
Do I love you or loathe you?
My response often wavers...

The answer's no...
No matter what you think!
That's as far as I go...
Unless you'd like one more drink?
No matter how much I'd love –
To cavort with you naked...
There are lines to be drawn...
Yes - and some things are sacred!
I'm not strong around you –
I think we know that's a fact...
My foundations once firm –
Now-a-days are just cracked!
 
The answer's no...
No matter what you believe!
That's as far as I go...
But there is no need to grieve...
I can't help how I feel...
When I see your fine figure...
Ah, my knees just go weak...
And my desires grows bigger...
I mustn't simply succumb –
To your hypnotic patter...
I love you and your car –
Yes, especially the latter!

The answer's no...
No matter what you maintain...
That's as far as I go...
For what on earth would we gain?
A bad back I would guess –
Or some unreachable itch!
That would leave me upset –
And I don't wanna play snitch!
I need to wipe my life clean –
It's something I've gotta do!
Say farewell to bad habits –
Then say my goodbyes to you!
 

THE ANSWER'S NO... appears in Paul's next collection, out later in the year. The post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler 2014.

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