Rolli Stuff

The creative world of Rolli, writer and cartoonist.
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CATS, TIGERS, NANNIES, BEES…

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… and other critical things I taught children about last week can be scrutinized right here.

 

 

DEAR MOTHER

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if you could see

me dear mother

in your bitterness

 

my clothes

 

if you could see

my poverty

 

if we could meet

dear mother

 

and soon

 

and you’d time

my mother

in bitterness

to listen

 

in sickness, and

set

 

down your cigarette

 

listen

 

we’d fix

which didn’t

respire

in lifetime, my

mother

of smoke

 

oh my mother, might

lie

in soft ashes

and warm, softly

talking

and talking

 

Dear mother

blind

to my poverty

be

 

as one moth-

er

unborn

 

together

 

and wealthy again

 

BIG, STRONG HAIR

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Agree? Order the print here.

 

 

MEW MEW: A DRAWING

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I KNOW IT IS ONLY

I know it is only

the breathing

sea

that wakes me

 

only

the sea

that wakes me

though

 

I throw

my sheet

and breathing

in

 

I listen

 

 

WHISPER. WHISPER…

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My next book – a collection of 70+ flash fictions – will be published on June 1st by Tightrope Books. From the back cover:

“The more than 70 stories in I Am Currently Working on a Novel are as diverse as a telephone conversation or your average ocean. There are stories set in Hollywood, London, and the bottom of the sea. There are stories about ghosts and robots, love and Pointillism, death … and immortality. Though seldom longer than a few pages, there is more mystery and sadness and sheer mania in these slimmed-down fictions than a whole shelf-full of standard novels.”

If you’d like to be among the first to own a copy of I Am Currently Working On a Novel, pre-order today at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Chapters/Indigo, or Barnes and Nobles.

 

TGIM

Aka a new cartoon for you. View it. Buy it. Bye.

 

 

HUMORS

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She is not always somber, my Mistress. She will often, when she is occupied with something – a conversation, a game of draughts – grow vigorous, as if she has made a great discovery of happiness. She will sit upright; turn her head sharply; she will even smile. She outgrows herself at such moments, in the manner of an opening rose. It is a remarkable alteration. If my Master observes it, he will grin – though he is himself a reflective man. He will set down his novel, and watch her. He too grows animated. And yet his expression is not only of pleasure, but also anxiety. He is never more pleased, I do not think, or more anxious, than when his wife shows enjoyment. It is a peculiar thing.

But they are not lasting, these humors of my Mistress. Soon again, she settles into herself. She closes. She grows distracted, and seems not to remember that she was speaking of her old companion, or crowning a piece. Her smile declines… She is once again melancholy.

And my Master. He shudders. He lowers his head; he opens his novel. He appears to read, but does not turn a page. He will remain so for many minutes – at times, the entire evening.

It is a peculiar thing.

 

 

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS…

… aka a new cartoon, for you. View it here. Order the print here.

 

 

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