Monthly Archives: December 2011

logical reasoning

Hippocampal Neurons

logical reasoning

communications functioning
neural synaptic gears sequencing
abounding logical reasoning
sound capability
motivated eyes twinkling
pure flexibility


Written for:

Imaginary Gardens

 Mini-Challenge for Sunday – To A Mouse…

Where we were asked to write Burns Stanza, or Standard Habbie: Robert Burns created a form whereas the first three lines rhyme with the fifth. The fourth and sixth lines become the second rhyming pair. The pattern is thus:

x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x b
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x b

Photocredit: The Franklin Institute's Resources for Science Learning  The Human Brain

your mark

your mark

indulge yourself
knock me down

your mark
has no fortitude
for i am sunlight and wind

with the rage
of my sinister smile


Written and Posted:
Magpie Tales – Mag 96

Also posted on:

Tuesday ~ Writing Challenge Two

Where you were supposed to: Create a conversation between a person and his / her sub-ordinate about living in one’s shadow. I think this piece can be interpreted that way.

Photo Credit: image: Lee Friedlander, 1966.

waving the purple flag

Purple Paw Flags

waving the purple flag

each earthly state will happen to fly
a purple flag of an arbitrary citizen
‘tis a game of troubling dreams
whence one un-lucky year lags
behind its forerunner


Written for:  The Sunday Whirl  Wordle 35

The purple flag is purple because one of the words on the wordle list was purple. I was looking online for a purple flag and found the Clemson University Flag. I loved it because it had a paw on it, which means animal lover, in the ANIPAL world. I am learning how to use illustrator, and I wanted more than one flag, so I made this little artwork myself. Nothing spectacular, but it’s the first step in learning how to use the tool.


Also posted on:

The Thursday Think Tank # 78 – Off The Cuff

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.





in the pink inkpot
she opted not to drop
the pen tip to the top
instead, pointed
a pin into a pint
of knotted pinto beans
calculating pi ’til
the poi get eaten by the pit
and the silly pig snorts “oink”
while nipped during a deep kip

Written for:

One Single Impression – Prompt 199: Inkpot

What I did to write this was go to         –  Scrabble Word Finder  Where they had a list of the anagrammed words made of Inkpot, and I just messed with the words to get this silly poem.

Art Work: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

I’m just starting to learn how to use Illustrator.

crossroads of a thousand trees

Crossroads After a Night of Rain

crossroads of a thousand trees

crossroads of a thousand trees
where books reverberate
and latent energy
produces armor in a furnace

better to keep intuition
where the body has no role
so your mind is in your mouth
and your weapon rests below your hip

challenged by filtrated light
faulty enough to convey meaning
through the meandering boughs

listening to the familiar
converted revolution

dead scent of fate
tired and disappointed
in the crossroads of the trees


Written  for:

Prompt: Standing at the crossroads  –  Prompt # 136

Photo Credit:

Fly Back

Coming Home

Fly Back

all is repossessed
commitments suspended
paradox achieved

floating in circles
triple decker ice cream cones
singular nourishment

hallucinations justified
contrived vocabulary

a juncture to be relived
but the towers will never
fly back


This was written and posted for:

dversepoets Poetics: What did you call me? – Posted by  Brian Miller

We were supposed to write a poem based on the graphic designs of Tera Zajack of Olive Hue Designs.

Picture Credit from:

 My Photo

olive hue designs – “Coming Home”

Three Desert Snow Haiku

Desert Snow

Three Desert Snow Haiku

beyond the desert
mountains capped with virgin snow
rare combination

desert mountain high
snow way past the horizon
lizards gaze in awe

new desert landscape
delighful Joshua Trees
winter came today


Written for:
Take Our Banner

Also Posted on:

Also posted on:

haiku my heart -postcards from paradise

Also posted on:

February 19th – Theme or Word: Snow

Photo Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

Planning To Back Limerick

Cracked Broken Hard Drive

Planning To Back Limerick

A programmer was planning to back,
His data up in an old school style rack.
The CPU broke.
Then it let out some smoke.
Now the hard drive’s got some nasty big crack.


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Planning To Back Limericks

Also Posted on:

The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open! – # 80

Photo Credit: cracked-broken-hard-drive

Astronaut Up High Limerick

Space Picture by Ilya Benkin

Astronaut Up High Limerick

An astronaut was terribly high
She was floating around in the sky
She saw a light appear
In the shape of a spear
It’s an object they can’t identify!


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  “high”

Photo credit:

Digital Art – Gallery Online

Three Senryu of Preparation

Methamphibian Angel of Death

Three Senryu of Preparation

life preparation
awaken no attachment
detach misfortune

firm preparation
unavoidable event
overwhelming thoughts

death angels await
terminal preparation
eternally cold


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday “Preparation”

Also posted on:

February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait

Photo Credit: MAN O’ LAW