Listening to every heart
Ok, home desk.
Five drawer, L-shape w/hutch cherrywood desk, which sports two glassed cabinets and a objet d’art [dust-catcher stuffs]. Instead of putting in the faux backdrop, I left the back “open” so my wall shows, and on the wall [gee, this isn’t on the desk, but part of it, right?] is a neat little poem called The Writer’s Prayer, written by the ever-so-clever poet, Anonymous, which was sent to me by a PiP friend. Back to the desk.
In the left side cabinet I have some small antique books, and my collection of the Poetry publication, which was started, I believe, in 1912, but I only have the last three years’ worth, which wouldn’t all fit, so some of the earlier copies are stored somewhere else [If I tell you where, I’ll have to go around the room!], along with some favorite snapshots of the kids, and the card my mother sent me [which I prose-poemed long ago], a candle, and a copy of my first novel, first copy. In the right side cabinet I have glass and crystal knick-knacks and a photo-plate of Neil Diamond…another gift; a candle, some angels, a crystal bell, etc. On the shelving in between, which comprises four, is a mixture of assorted knick-knacks from Florida, photos of the kids, objets d’art from garage sales , some rocks, coral, photos in frames, and my original shorthand book which I picked up in 1967 and keep handy because my business school teacher from those years continues to write me in shorthand every Christmas. I also have gotten use to those pretty eyeglass chains and have been purchasing unusual ones so hold my reading glasses, so there's three sets hanging from the cabinet pulls...sigh...
ON the desktop is my HP color printer/fax/copier, my 2005 Compaq laptop which also sits on a computer “fan” to keep it cool, and directly behind it are two speakers, my plug-ins and Logitech software to keep my keyboard and mouse wireless, my Dymo label printer [and if you got a book from me, I used that Dymo for your label – cute little sucker, too!, besides which sits my Logitech web camera, an angel, a tulip lamp, my Neil Diamond portfolio and my Lipizzaner Stallion portfolio when they came to Salina some years ago, a geode, a faux rock with two frogs sitting on it that has carved in it “Serenity”, two framed photos of family and friends, a little Indian-stoneware vessel that I keep some sort of writing instrument in [I haven’t yet found out what this little writing instrument is, but I’m still searching antiques to figure it out, some scotch tape, a marble pen holder, my business cards and holder, a blue coffee mug from the Eisenhower museum with a variety of fine lined pens and a variety of letter openers in it, underneath which sits an old name plaque, beside which sits an itty-bitty flashlight that does work, and then toward the right rear corner of the desk is one of those multi-plug extension cords that help control shorting out problems, you know what I mean, the word is escaping me, but in front of that is a small square woven basket from my mother-by-love’s collection of “things” which holds my address book, a small telephone book, stamps, return labels, you know, “stuff”… and then a calculator, my cell phone and its’ plug-in, a pretty decorated Kleenex [again from the drawers of my mother-by-love, a poetry book by Mary Crow, our first April poet to read last Tuesday night, a magazine from Catheines, two pens, two pens, my clear plastic desk thingie under which is the calendar of Salina Arts & Humanities events for the next six months, with April showing prominently regarding the 2008 Spring Poetry Series and P.S. did you know we are going to have Ted Kooser here, and he is the 13th United States Poet Laureate who happens to live in Nebraska as our final guest poet….and beside him are two mouse pads and my wireless mouse on one pad – the other mouse pad is used to hold the drink of the evening.
Directly below my computer is my pull out shelf on which sits my wireless keyboard. Let’s not enter the hazards of the drawers…especially the catch-all drawer, or we’ll be here until Christmas.
This is so much fun!