Monthly Archives: January 2012

radical revolutionaries

Up close - Lettering At Stock Exchange on Wall Street / New York City

radicals and revolutionaries

persistent silence
honored by empty sounds

brutal responsibility
while guarding inncoence:
varying degrees
of untold guilt

violent rhetoric
booms as tryranny continues

bloodshed liberates
but does not placate
radicals and


Written for:

Vice/Versa – Midnight Snack Weekly Prompt #5

For which one had to Write poetry or prose using all four words: Sound/Silence & Guilt /Innocence

Also posted on:   wordless wednesday buildings with character

Photo Credit: Roni Weiss Occupy Wall Street – Washington Square Park – October 8, 2011

At The Nano-Scale


At The Nano-Scale

hydrophilic surfaces
hexagonal pyramids
high spin configuration
hadron absorbing quarks

networked by
nature’s tiniest secrets

axial stability
atoms for the beyond
a taste of
a microcosm that’s
always been

generated particles
gloopy friction
glued together

molecular technology

into the age of nano


Written for and posted on:

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ Week 29

Photo Credit: eastonhockey77

Conductor Limerick

Chrles Dutoit conducting Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductor Limerick

A conductor was trying to lead
his orchestra at maximum speed
all the fiddlers kept trying
’til they found themselves crying
when their fingers would not stop to bleed.


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Leading With Limericks

Also posted on:

C is for…… Chubskulit…

Photo Credit: Flux Capacitor

iron masked fighter

Wassily Kandinsky Red Spot II 1921

iron masked fighter

masked iron master clone faces world
power magnified more times than not

wooden mallet
platinum breath
standard armor
nobleman’s helmet
shield of ice
flamed bow
wolf sword moves
like mist

embrace challenge in two-handed dialogue
laser shoot aesthetic arrowhead elements


Written and Posted:
Magpie Tales – Mag 102

two crimson silhouette haiku

Crimson Heart

two crimson silhouette haiku

amorous arbor
unauthorized shady love
crimson silhouette

nebulous treelife
pigmented thickets at dusk
indistinct scarlet


Written for:

Sensational Haiku WednesdayThis week’s theme is:  Silhouette

And written for:

Prompt #104 – Crimson

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

Also posted on:  Kids e-conneciton

Image Credit : dipity

ylamb’s wool

From Boris Hoppek’s Tokyo exhibit “Ever”

lamb’s wool

soothingly sedative

sufficient satisfaction

stirringly stimulating


Hear this on chirbit


Written and Posted:
Magpie Tales – Mag 101

Also posted on:

Jenny MatlockThursday Letter – L

A Plateful Of Limericks

A Plateful Of Limericks

A man with a very full plate
did not know the current tax rate.
When he saw his new bracket,
he made quite a racket
and filed his 1040 quite late.


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Limerick  –  Plate

Photo Credit: cartoonstock

Four Tiptoe Senryu

Alan Bean's "Tiptoeing on the Ocean of Storms" (acrylic on masonite)

Four Tiptoe Senryu

who dared to tiptoe
on the rugged lunar plains
as we gaped in awe

when you have migranes
count twenty tiptoing sheep
pounding ceases

all is so quiet
tiptoe when the sun begins
sleeping roommates

singing the blues
tiptoing though their stories
i live their passion


Written for:

Prompt #103 “tiptoe”

primed to dance

"No performance is a perfect performance but some performances allow for the feeling of perfection. Achieving this moment of ecstasy easily validates all the pain and struggle of the art form by taking us (and possibly our audience) for a moment to a world beyond our own." - Wendy Whelan

primed to dance

skyscrper spire
steel and glass
lit like city lights



insane energy
juices flowing

glossy profiles
underlining vignettes
forever opening


Written for:

The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic Week 23: New York Times Headline Topics

Also written for:

challenge – “possible”

Posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Open Link Monday

Inspired by story: in   New York Times A Dancer Who Can Remember The Giants

Photo Credit:  Costin Radu from  theballetbag

border kids

Some border kids are pretty aggressive and don’t like being photographed.

border kids

eight years from birth
parents don’t care
no place for vacation
tourists beware
iraq/turkey border
aggressive kids harass
they beg you for money
they’re a pain in the ass

no business
no pleasure
it’s no place
for leisure

why go to school
when bullies abound?
where are the parents?
no where to be found!
an audience watches
and they get in your way
if don’t give them money
they might make you stay

no business
no pleasure
it’s no place
for leisure

no opportunities
nor fortune or fame
wild sassy kids
that no one can time
each day the patrols
shoo them off, hopelessly
they don’t heed them at all
they go on woefully

no business
no pleasure
it’s no place
for leisure

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B is for Beginning interview with Berowne

Picture Credit:    Ilya Varlamov

For more about Border Kids, see @roniweiss‘s youtube Roni On Location documentary on his adventures hitchhiking into Iraq from Turkey