Monthly Archives: April 2012

wealth of laughter senryu


wealth laughter senryu

loving memories
spontanious random thoughts
idiotic grin

continuous happiness
wealth of good fortune


Written for:

The Gooseberry Garden

Poetry Picnic Week 31: Nature, Color, and Rainbow…

…where we  to visit online, find a tweet that interests you and write a the tweet. The tweet I chose was by @Laughbook
I love those memories that randomly pop into my head and have me smiling like an idiot for ages.

Also written for:

#315 – Wealth

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

Don Quixote Limerick

Jousting at Windmills

Don Quixote Limerick

a fellow was off on a quest
followed by his trusty young pest
he felt kind of bored
so he pulled out a sword
then with windmills attempted to wrest


Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Quest Limerick (Limerick-Off Monday)

Also posted on:

Q and Hamlet

Image from The Grand Duchy of Stollen

altered states


altered states

after a day of screaming
silence, massacred
interventions eliminated
rather than respond
shut down external information
balance perception
flutter in amniotic fluid
covered in crystallized capsule
anesthetic, analgesic psychosis
brittle insanity
extricated hallucinations
ultimate delirium
dulled disorientation
indecisive thinking
confused consciousness
brittle insanity
extricated hallucinations
contradistinctive self


Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 110

Also posted on:


Photo Credit:  alexstoddard

duty to challenge

WTO protests in Seattle in 1999 - Police on Duty

duty to challenge

fulfillment hidden by withdrawal symptoms
addiction gradually becomes
cumbersome, extreme irrelevance

emotion exceeds zero, then,
divides into work, sleep, play
only on instinctive levels

positive thinking circuits destroyed
new themes reluctantly assumed
obligation to care withheld

poison bubbles in the gullet
personality collapses
sense of duty doesn’t last long

as the brain suspends in a game world
of uncomfortable losses
failure cannot be forgiven

duty to one’s depressions
resurrects thick intermediate layers
in the transition barrel

arguments cause least of all irritation
frustration-burnout abandons in self-consciousness
for the sake of neutrality, challenge the government


Written for:

Poetics: Duty Calls!

Prompt, by ManicDDaily, was to write a poem about duty or obligation.

Photo credit: The Boston Phoenix

three still haiku and senryu

Beauty of Japan

three still haiku and senryu

japanese garden
circled by snowy mountains
clench tranquility

still tidal moment
interrupted by a breeze
waves begin to form

fireworks in brain
needing your lips to touch mine
still in love with you


Written for:

Prompt #134 – still

haiku and senryu about annoyances

A satellite image showing a haze of pollution over part of China caused by te country’s reliance on coal

haiku and senryu about annoyances

waves pound on beaches
bad weather annoyances
powerful tycoons

trouble multiplies
filthy land based pollution
human garbage piles

dirty Chinese air
greenhouse emissions travel
across Pacific

screaming sick infants
cats fighting in the allies
dogs looking for fights

unhealthy disdain
pernicious urban status
no emission laws


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Annoyance

Also Posted on:

Thursday Poets Rally Week 68 (May 17-May 23, 2012)

Photo credit:  the UK Guardian BlogTeam Vision – TAM

alive on subway senryu

168th Street Subway Station NYC

alive on subway senryu

space feels close to hell
rumbling underground death-trap
did not plunge today

public platform
exacerbating delays
softening subway

speeding through tunnels
boundary between two spots
modern convenience

people feel alive
navigating city streets
defying traffic

exist on subway
surrounded by city folk
heading to their homes

routine daily nap
wake-up at destination
good use of subway


Written for:

Poetics: New view for you

Prompt, by @cmschoenfeld, was to “have some fun and write subway poems.”

Also written for:

Prompt #127 – ALIVE

Also posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

Photo Credit: roniweiss – flicker page © All Rights Reserved

what is color?

Red Roofs, Marc Chagall, 1954

what is color?

above freedom, beyond imagination
higher than any abstraction
lies life’s interrogations

childlike sensibility
refined imagination
temperamental undertones

yearning, loss and gravity
dreamy reverie
synthetic Fauvism
a city built of wood

dramatic over sized spiritually significant
jewel hardened foam: passages for light

images copied from schoolbooks
ripe ordered tabernacle colors
sentimental poetic gifts
unashamed responsive humor
cultural innovation

balloons euphorically float
familiar, throbbing gypsy melodies
paint painful jazz, hebrew-style

prayers prior to buttered bread
road to exile, tragic loss
galley slave’s eternal symbol

a certain pre-surrealistic impractically
drives the artist to paint every roof red


I wrote this based on The Wikipedia article on Marc Chagall

Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 110

Photo Credit:  Olga’s Gallery


Gluck Pipe Organ


endless melodious sesssion
independent linear respirations

drawing themes
playing thoughts

magnetic engagement
regulated voicing

Sifflötious humana
diaphonous tierce

trumpetting militarily
salicious hymnally

sort of Baroque
in a romantic way

multitudionus pipes
indescriblable sound


Written for:

Theme Thursday

Also Posted on:

The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open! – #93

Photo Credit:  Gluck Pipe Organs

to the tens and hundred times

Metric Prefixes

to the tens and hundred times

electro-magnetic conductivity
to the tens and hundred times

classical laws


dimensions deep


Written for and posted on:

Posted on:

Prompt, by @shralec, was engage in poetic conflict with the scientific world-view. I chose the nano-world view. There are mathematical connotations to the title, in that we have prefixes like micro, kilo, nano, milli etc.

Photo credit: Valerie Coskrey’s Classroom Tools and Ideas