Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gangsta Limerick


The Interrogation Room

Gangsta Limerick

A gangsta attempted’ to hide
The dirt he refused to provide
The cops tried to probe
Into his frontal lobe
But they couldn’t get through his darn pride

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Hear this on chirbit

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Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Limerick  –  Bill

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G is for Go Green

Photo Credit: artloversnewyork

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Four Free Style Senryu


Four Free Style Senryu

Horses and Wave

horses by the sea
foaming like incoming waves
manes blowing with wind

Picture Credit:  Intellectual Development

Event Horizon

beams and rays of light
nominal light speed travel
stops at the black hole

(Illustration: XMM-Newton/ESA/NASA)

Solar Sail Jupiter

solar sail power
will get us to Jupiter
faster than rocket

Art work:  Space art portfolio (original artwork, © Mark A. Garlick)

Desert View

uninhabited
bountiful source of verse
and photography

Picture Credit:   Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2010 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

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Written for:

Join the fun!

This week’s theme is: Free Style

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Flawlessly Flopping for “F”

Pigeon – Stay in the Tree


A Christmas Story for Rezzan

Pigeon – Stay in the Tree

Why be delightful
When you can annoy a crow?
Why live in the moment
When times seem slow?

Gurgle, chirp

Why sit on a shoulder
Instead of a golden bough?
Why puff up your feather
When it’s cold here and now?

Gurgle, chirp

Sit on a stoop.
Live in the trees.
Dive for a meal.
Fly in the breeze.
Let out a silent squeal.

Gurgle, chirp

Stay in the trees
or you’ll get in trouble.
Without a branch,
you live in dirt and rubble.

Gurgle, chirp

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Written for:

Jingle Poetry
Short Story Slam Week 19

Image Credit to Whitebook @ DeviantArt, titled A Christmas Story for Rezzan

congregating tribes


Brides and grooms arrive at a mass marriage ceremony at Bahirkhand village, north of Kolkata Feb 6, 2011.

congregating tribes

the tribes had met
they congregated every spring
the tribes had met
they ventured there despite the threat
to trade and barter everything
to marry off and seal with ring
the tribes had met

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This Rondelet was written for:

The assignment was  write a poem about congregate.

Also written for:


Prompt: Tribe

Also posted on:

The Gooseberry Garden
Gooseberry Garden

Poetry Picnic Week 22: Spring, Colors, Trees, and New Lives

The Rondelet form is:

– – – A
– – – – – – – b
– – – A
– – – – – – – a
– – – – – – – b
– – – – – – – b
– – – A

Photo credit:  China Daily

Three Senryu about Gems


Gemstones

Three Senryu about Gems

gems worth more than gold
souls that by chance encounter
poetic spirits

shedding woeful tears
when she fancies her gem lost
musky scent now gone

pride in opulence
aggrandizing lavish gems
a symbol of wealth

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Posted for:


Prompt #102 “gem”

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

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global contagion


Fernando Botero – Rich Children, 1966

global contagion

global contagion
moving in a big way
i walk for obesity
right in an ambiguous
environment

social justice asks
what would you do
for a day of abstinence?
a day of sucrose-free
dihydrogen monoxide

time to grow
a little character
make the difference
between the truth
and the shadows

find the voice
to barter your
health over tender

what variable
keeps fat face
out of comic books
and chubby fingers
off game controllers?

how much is acceptable
before slim is the epidemic?

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Posted for:

dVerse Poetics: Fernando Botero

Picture Credit:  

Astrophotographer Seeks Stellar Bodies


The Beginning Is Near

Astrophotographer Seeks Stellar Bodies

bodies to the astrophotographer
might make you crazy
but makes him slightly more sane

an invincible universe
powered by amoeboid quanta
a challenge to undo

space from the wall of death
seen through cadaverous eyes
and high nose to sniff out subtitles

he looks out for his chances
on that carousel ride to nowhere
confusing painted animals and gods

some seek mountains to climb
others pursue galaxies to conquer
they run rings around the planets

they turn on the metaphysical countertop
clearly, effectively, always sustainably
communication tries, people don’t succeed

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Written by Request of Roger Weiss a facebook space pal. He liked the picture, asked for a poem, don’t know what the credits are for the picture.

Posted on:

One Single Impression – Prompt 202: invincible

Also posted on:

A is for…

Also posted for Out of this world promt:

Where in the World?

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

Ode To an Airplane Graveyard


Rainbow Over Discarded Aircraft

Ode To an Airplane Graveyard

Ode to tired obsolescent equipment,
a rumpled mirage, past the horizon,
no more heavy boxes packed for shipment
engineering that cannot enliven,
but for glowing rainbows that fade away
awaiting to chase the hawks – full throttle
in the dead heat of the wind, a display
of showers that can never be gentle,
as no one peeks through the jet’s window seat
fixated on a dazzling illusion,
of rough plant-life breaking through the concrete
for a trip that reached final conclusion.

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Posted for:

FormForAll – ODES

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Also posted on: Texture-ific shots from Arizona

Picture Credit:   Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2002 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

sorrow


Sorrow

sorrow

she cleaned
lugubrious blood
from the corpse
of a bereaved world
not for empowerment

she lived
scratched out tears
lost beliefs
contrary
to deep affections

ruthlessness
tribulation

gentle healing time

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Written for:

Vice/Versa – Midnight Snack Weekly Prompt #2

Photo Credit: Dechobek at deviantART

Four Brilliance Senryu


Sunlight

Four Brilliance Senryu

lunar brilliance
what is intemperate darkness
if not the flip side

dancing in color
fabrics shimmer and reflect
chromatic brilliance

brilliance of the grass
blades blaze in radiation
yellow as the sun

a sign from above
brilliance from the heavens
to light up our days

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Brilliance

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A ray of hope flickers in the sky –  Prompt # 137

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the imaginary garden with real toads
A Word with Laurie: Ethereal