1. Delay with an urgent hesitation.
2. Be unwavering in vacillation.
3. Embrace the art of equivocation.
4. Read a book on procrastination.
5. Dilly-dally; dither; be dilatory.
6. Drink tea through the day continually.
7. Look up ‘avoidance’ in the dictionary.
8. Ignore all forms of worthwhile industry.
9. Break for lunch
10. Ponder the intrinsic nature of work.
11. Re-prioritise which tasks to shirk.
12. Allow three hours to hem and haw.
13. Lollygag; chew my jaw.
14. Stroke the cat; lose my pen.
15. Re-do tasks from one to ten
16. Lurch and flounder; loll and wallow.
17. Write To Do list for tomorrow.
Could I contact you to discuss permission to reproduce one of your poems in a textbook for second level students in Ireland. The poem: TO DO LIST.
Many thanks, Linda
Linda Richardson, Mentor Books
Hi Linda, thanks for getting in touch. Permissions for my poems are handled by my agent. If you send your enquiry through to firstname.lastname@example.org, someone in Jo’s office will handle it and get back to you.
Many thanks Brian, Linda