Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait

19 Dec

This is me, holding a copy of Best Of Manchester Poets 2; I have a poem in it: 

This is me, trembling with excitement at seeing my name on the first Contents page:

This is me, about to faint at seeing a poem of mine in print.  It’s not my first, but I always react like it is:

If you’d like to read the poem without going blind, pop over to my poetry blog, I’m Not A Verse.  It’s a little too bleak to post here.

New item on my Christmas List: photography lessons for me and/or interpreting spectacles for my readers.



35 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait”

  1. brahmineyes December 19, 2011 at 12:28 #

    Good job dear friend!


  2. creatingreciprocity December 19, 2011 at 12:31 #

    Well done – very good poem – sad not bleak.


  3. vivinfrance December 19, 2011 at 12:36 #

    I read the poem first – it’s not bleak, it is real. Next time get hub to hold the book!


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:23 #

      Ah, but then it wouldn’t be a self-portrait…


  4. Debbie (@DebbieInLondon) December 19, 2011 at 12:52 #

    Congratulations! I love the poem.


  5. colonialist December 19, 2011 at 13:06 #

    Those are the handy sorts of self-portraits one would like to have a finger in very frequently! Sheer poetry!


  6. ceceliafutch December 19, 2011 at 13:18 #

    Congrats on the publication! AND, love the poem.


  7. jmgoyder December 19, 2011 at 13:18 #



  8. Janie Jones December 19, 2011 at 13:53 #

    How exciting!!!


  9. speccy December 19, 2011 at 14:34 #

    Congratulations, TillyBud. Great poem


  10. nrhatch December 19, 2011 at 14:44 #

    Wonderful . . . “self-portraits of poem publication.” 😆


  11. laurieanichols December 19, 2011 at 14:46 #

    Congratulations! Your photo of when you see your name in print really captured the emotions,you are so witty.!


  12. nailingjellotoatree December 19, 2011 at 17:54 #

    Wahoo!!!!! You’re famous! I know someone famous! I’m so proud right now I could….er do something really exciting. Don’t know what. If i was a dog I’d lick myself but I’m not and I can’t bend that way. So slap yourself on the back and have some holiday spirit to celebrate.


    • Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:21 #

      I appreciate the sentiment, I think 😉


  13. earlybird December 19, 2011 at 18:24 #

    BRILLLIANT. I’m so proud of you. Well done. I’ve always liked the poem.


  14. Pseu December 19, 2011 at 19:22 #

    Marvellous stuff…


  15. Tilly Bud December 19, 2011 at 21:22 #

    Thanks everyone; I appreciate your good wishes. I love the blogging community for the way we cheer each other on 🙂


  16. thirdhandart December 20, 2011 at 01:07 #

    Congratulations! It’s very good poem that deserves publishing.


  17. Gabrielle Bryden December 20, 2011 at 05:39 #

    Wow, congratulations and a very worthy poem 🙂 Glad to see your blog has no more white holes in it (and hope it’s not infectious – whatever ailment that WordPress had 😉 – I’m sure they weren’t out to get you – haha).


  18. Big Al December 20, 2011 at 06:59 #

    Congrats, Tilly Bud. Enjoyed the poem (no laughing housewife there). And you have a lovely thumb and pinkie if I may be so forward.


  19. Lorna's Voice December 20, 2011 at 14:58 #

    Bravo! Hip Hip Hurrah! And I’m entirely proud of you! 🙂


  20. Cindy December 21, 2011 at 05:06 #

    I am so proud to be your friend 🙂


    • Tilly Bud December 21, 2011 at 11:41 #

      No fair! I’m in a weakened state; you’ll make me blub.


  21. eof737 December 22, 2011 at 00:10 #

    Congratulations on your efforts Tilly! Well deserved… Have you fixed the problem with your blog? I was thinking it might have to so with this Holiday background you uploaded.. It makes it difficult to see your full blog and read much on the page…
    Happy Holidays! 🙂



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