Monthly Archives: February 2012

what’s a zongrik?

what’s a zongrik

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Often people ask me what’s a zongrik? Since’s today’s poetry challenge was to write a haiku and villanelle (or other poem) about our blog name, I will have to explain what zongrik means, or you won’t understand why I wrote what I wrote. One day, my kids and their Dad came home from Vegas with an Excalibur Viking Cap.

Viking Hat

The horns come off: you just push them out, and they are hollow. When I had that phallic thing in my hand, I realized that it would be cool to be able to pee while standing. I tried to think of a name for a device shaped like that; a device a woman could carry around and use while hiking, to pee while standing, for women fighter pilots, who can’t get out of the seat while flying, and other such activities.

I started thinking. The first word that came to mind was “dick.” Then I thought of the opera singers who are rather zaftig. They might wear a costume cap like such as this while singing a Wagner Aria. So the input command was “zaftig, dick….zaftig dick” and the output idea ended up being “zongrik.”

every woman should posses a zongrik

(a zongrik villanelle)

women! you should all posses a zongrik!
don’t stand or crouch. stand up and take control.
before it’s too late, you whip it out quick.

it has a cool case. what a snappy trick.
if troublesome squatting is not your goal,
go ahead! dare to possess a zongrik.

when you sit, you might get stuck with a tick ―
in your fanny or maybe in your hole.
before it’s too late, you whip it out quick;

since unveiling your rear, is a big schtick,
be a female who takes an active role.
women, you should own more than one zongrik.

if your man teases, give him a swift kick.
his male asset should not perturb your soul.
before it’s too late, you whip it out quick:

he might stop calling you nicknames like “chick,”
and insult you since you don’t have a pole.
every woman should posses a zongrik.
before it’s too late, you whip it out quick.

a zongrik senryu

stand to pee device
ready for a bathroom break
don’t leave your zongrik


Written for:

February 29th – Theme or Word: Journey

First image: Graphics by  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

Photo Credit: Party Times r Us

four orphan senryu

Food for Thought

four orphan senryu

miserable world
they only have each other
orphans’ circumstance

suffering children
irredeemable karma
grief, pain, misplaced hope

delightful dedication
instinctive adoration
selfless sacrifice

defenseless children
heartbreaking perseverance
mutual solace


Written for:

February 26th – Theme: Paint the Image

Photos credits: Google Images, Author: Unknown

four Jonestown senryu

On Nov. 18, 1978, Jim Jones led a mass suicide; that day, bodies covered the Jonestown compound.

four Jonestown senryu

nineteen seventy eight

he had a cult following
parishioner draft

wanderlust stragg’lers
remnants of religious freaks
keep away from them!

deep in rain forest
drafted into cult of war
together leave earth


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is:  draft
Also written for:

February 25th – Theme or Word: Cult Form: – Haiku Structure: – 3-5-3

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

Photos credits: Wall Street Journal Online

three seeking creative themes senryu

Bright Idea

three seeking creative themes senryu

stock poetic words
mundane dream walks in heaven
everyday clichés

torpid prompts online
lacking imagination
same tiresome themes

try using unique


Written for:

February 24th – Words: Dream Walks

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please. If interested in vector graphics form, please contact me.

joy of giving senryu

Breast Giving Life by Pip Gerard

joy of giving senryu

when destiny guides
it is never sacrifice
to be most giving

to be most giving
joy shifts into highest gear
play the game solo

play the game solo
you proliferate pure joy
when destiny guides


Today’s Haiku Challenge was to “Write Haiku in the form of (ABC, CDE, EFA) for the Theme or Word – ‘Joy of Giving’ .”  Whereupon A, B etc are the lines and not the rhymes.

February 23rd – Theme: Joy of Giving Form: (ABC, CDE, EFA) – Haiku

Photo Credit: Pip Gerard’s RedBubble Page

three dancer senryu

three dancer senryu

Enosh Bansode Photography

three dancer senryu

colored flames ignite
dancing imagination
forfeiting control

intimacy dance
fellowship of affection
chimerical steps

in some shady nook
wicked dancers on their toes
wish they were black swans


Written for:

February 22nd – Theme: Paint the Image

four animal dedication senryu

four animal dedication senryu

Rescue Worker and Canine Rescuer

despite hands of death
appalling emergencies
utter allegiance

Pit Bull and Feline Friend Celebrate their Love

assumptive hostility
devotion prevails

Chimp Feeding Tiger Cub

delightful dedication
instinctive adoration
selfless sacrifice

Boise firefighter Dana Brown rescues a cat from an apartment fire

warriors behold
duty includes compassion
life preservation


Written for:

February 21st – Theme: Dedication

Also Posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Calling All Toads

Photos credits:

1)  a place to love dogs

2) PitBullSharky on facebook

3) flixya

4) Orlando Sentinel

Snob Limerick

Cup with Darjeeling Tea

Snob Limerick

A Bachelor who had a degree
Was a snob you could plainly see.
Girls found him egocentric
when he played the eccentric,
and sipped only Darjeeling Tea.


Written for: Limerick-Off Monday  Limerick  –  Degree

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please. If interested in vector graphics form, please contact me.

private dreamliner


private dreamliner

retinas scanning
duskish horizon

shoulders stretch
airfoils grow

angles | changes
feathery at armpit

on his back
private dreamliner

conserving momentum
physical phenomena

to lift

to sustain

yet to this fowl
it is but fishy


Today’s prompt, by Brian Miller was to write a poem inspired by Reena Walkling, from Missing Moments, where she shows off some amazing photographic skills, and even writes poetry.

Posted on:

Poetics – Visual-eyes-ing

Also posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Open Link Monday

Image Credit: Reena Walking

meditation station

Phone booth

meditation station

exploration station
meditate at the terminal

delusion? illusion?
all the same

memorandum of capture
the door lights up

cord’s long enough

never enter
a mystery box

next time
pack wireless


Written and Posted:

Magpie Tales – Mag 105

Photo Credit:  epicmahoney