Monthly Archives: January 2012

Days of Cohan

Yul Brynner poster face to face with George M. Cohan statue on Duffy Square

Days of Cohan


on whom did cohan step
such that he
stands alone
in duffy square
for ever and all time

to stare at
the skinhead
fusion king
of vladavostok
jewess womb
rumanian gypsy
etc etc etc


once upon a time
the snappy
got sent
on holiday
to a rigged up
derby race

give my regards to
yankee doodle youtube
when a hundred dancers
stood in their place
no smart phones
vibrating in their pockets
making their way home
on cunning alone
virtual love
nothing but reality
avoiding all 3D
from either the school
of song
the school
of dance


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Magpie Tales – Mag 99

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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.

Bill Limerick

Fake Money

Bill Limerick

A “lady” was upset by a bill
some John gave to pay for a thrill.
He had forced her to take
what was clearly a fake
now he speaks with a high girly shrill.


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Limerick  –  Bill
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Funny Bunny Fridays Week 6: January 6-15, 2012

Fake Money Part Two

bumble bee

bumble bee

Rhode Island Bumble Bee Nest

bumble bee

bumping –

zinging –


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Four Senryu of Resolve

Rodin's The Blogger

Four Senryu of Resolve

love weighs down the brain
to an obsessive resolve
grips it like a vice

staunchly admire
community elders
enduring resolve

brave souls scrutinize
merging minds with something new
heart-racing resolve

value, don’t debase
pro action ere reaction
resolve to evolve


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Sensational Haiku Wednesday “Resolve”

Photo Credit: Rodin’s The Thinker Gifts from Cartoonstock

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postcards from paradise come walk with me

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Nine Travel Senryu


Nine Travel Senryu

considerable challenge
try to get on top

Egyptian white sands
security all around
danger in the heat

New Zealand safety
its civil engineering
jumping off a bridge

post-card photographs
are stereotypical
and often boring

embarrassing tongues
cannot speak proper Francais
jabber ceaslessly

my Minnie Mouse ears
don’t augment hearing
intensified fun

withdrawing among
New York’s infinite masses
you can lose yourself

whores of Pompeii
reside there no more
their beds remain

in folk memory
Atlantis may be displaced
though not in our souls


Posted for:

Prompt #100 “travel”

Photo credit: Humans Are Free

A Natural History of My Princess Bedroom

Ceiling Sculpture in Princess Anne's Bedroom

A Natural History of My Princess Bedroom

much imperial drama and subsidy
to aggrandize the flashy feel
of a royal bedroom
curtains the color of the sky
ballroom sized
fluer de lys habitat
den of decadent fashion
museum it is not

splendidly exposed, prestigiously lavish
spirit of crystal alchemy
mirrors leading into new dimensions
the hub of a mediocre kingdom
ceiling sculptures
with hidden cameras
haven for personal protection
fit for a princess and a half


Written for:

The assignment was  write a poem entitled “A Natural History of My (room)“, selecting whatever specific room you desired and given in a very personal sense. I chose to write about a princess’s bedroom. I do not have a princess’s bedroom. This is fiction.

Also written for: Imaginary Gardens

Open Link Monday – Calling all toads to the garden…

Photo credit:  Hiro and Haru’s Blog

in the plum-colored barn

Plum Colored Barn

in the plum-colored barn

the wind was a-drift, they did stop for a rest
(an expected loss in time, on this forced recess)
as they sat amongst shovels, in the plum-colored barn
the friends made strange stitches into some kind of  yarn
in no time the wool became wind-breaker type sweaters
woven with magical runes, symbols and strange letters
thus this secret cabal could progress on their trek
’til they’d needed soft scarves to warm up each neck


Written for:  The Sunday Whirl  Wordle 36

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The Thursday Think Tank # 81

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The Gooseberry Garden
Gooseberry Garden

Poetry Picnic Week 20: Fairytales, My First Time, Hope, and New Year’s Resolutions

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P is for People

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

Potty Chair Limerick

Boy Sitting on a Potty Chair With Toilet Paper

Potty Chair Limerick

As the new year approaches toddlers swear
That they will learn to behave in day-care
They will stop talking back
And get on the right track
As they pee-pee in the kid’s potty chair.


Written for:  Happy New Year Edition (Limerick-Off Monday)

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Prompt: New

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