No messing, you might just want to get this on your Christmas list NOW.
In fact ...stop reading this and nip off and slap a big Post-It note on the fridge, or write it on the kitchen notice board, or wherever you need to draw someone's attention to the fact that 2013 might not be complete without the Faber and Faber Poetry Diary.
I usually spend hours looking at suitable diaries...the pictures...are they interesting enough to see me through a whole year... is it portable enough... or should I use it for the kitchen as the MAIN diary where everything gets written. In the end I have often left my selection too late and end up with a £1.49 Week to View for the kitchen and perhaps a Moleskine for my bag... or I top up the Filofax Pocket sized diary again...or whatever.
But this year I am deeply attached to my 2013 Poetry Diary already.
Favourite poems, new poems unknown to me and all mixed in with those iconic book jackets. Sometimes I will have to figure out the significance for that particular week because I don't think any of this is down to chance...
I have decided this will be the year of the pencil entry too. I'd love to add a quote a day from whatever I have read or heard, and I have already started writing in little quotes, other favourite lines on similar themes or from the same author. On Jo Shapcott's Of Mutability page I have scribed that wonderful quote from her poem Northern Lights ...
By the end of 2013 this will be a microcosm of my year in quotes.
Well that's the plan.
So tell me...diaries, do they matter to you too??