Unending series

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Due Time.”

What’s next?

Isn’t that the question uppermost,

in my mind,

in yours?

Where do we go from here?

Aren’t we done yet?

Who’s next?

Haven’t we finished?

When can we begin again?

A series of questions,

A series of deadlines.

A series of rushes,

A series of misses.

And a series of no real answers.

—Linus Fernandes.

Work of art

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Object of My Dejection.”

The reason for his dejection,

Was not that he had nothing to do.

The reason was—

He had too many fun things to do,

But would not be compensated for any.

So he learnt, oh, how he learnt,

To love the things he was paid for,

He learnt to love the art of work.

—Linus Fernandes.

John le Carre: Sole survivors

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.”
John le Carre, “The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy, in The New York Times, May 8, 1974.

English: John le Carré at the "Zeit Forum...

English: John le Carré at the “Zeit Forum Kultur” in Hamburg on November 10th 2008. Deutsch: John le Carré beim “Zeit Forum Kultur” in Hamburg am 10. November 2008. Français : John le Carré au “Zeit Forum Kultur” de Hambourg le 10 novembre 2008. Italiano: John le Carré al “Zeit Forum Kultur” di Amburgo il 10 novembre 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)