Monthly Archives: April 2012

shifting gears senryu


As its growth stalls in a bad economy, NASCAR changes gears.

shifting gears senryu

moment of beauty
proliferates happiness
lasts forevermore

happiness shifting
into the highest of gears
doing it as team

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Happiness

Photo credit:  USA Today

Sonnet XXXIX


Galactic bubble with an embryonic star least 8 times the mass of the Sun nestled in its shell. This star could one day be one of the brightest in the galaxy.

Sonnet XXXIX

Calculating the probabilities
that our world is constructed uniquely ―
intoxicating possibilities
that others will cross our way obliquely.
Let’s ponder how life might exist elsewhere,
it’s sensible! Where are the right pools
for life to begin, so temperate and fair?
Astrobiologists do not have those rules
to explain the riddles of creation,
or the imprint of initial cosmos.
Astronauts query, in the space station:
they study the origins of homos.
The knowledge they uncover is sublime,
to feed dreams we will share for all of time.

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Photo credit:  European Space Agency

Rapper Ghost Limerick


Rapper Ghost

Rapper Ghost Limerick

a homie was starting to snap
a tune with a playful smart, rap
weird hip-hop resulted
a psychic consulted
Tupac’s ghost caught him in a death-trap

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Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Uptight Limerick (Limerick-Off Monday)

Image from J.K. The Rapper

voices in a treat



Pies begging to be eaten

voices in a treat

optional piece of sweet cake
truffles, cookies, pie
the special case of Baklava

sweetness of the crust’s
sinister smile
supplicating to be sampled

voices of a bowel movement
after a tasty treat

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Written for:

#314 – Treat

Also posted on:

picstory # 45 fruits

Also posted on:

The Gooseberry Garden

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

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

birth, death it’s all the same


Egg Island

birth, death it’s all the same

in a distant hamlet nestling
twenty four days
past the solar calendar
fruits drink from the source
equinox flowers have their own mind

the festival of seedling stars
music, flowers, incense
central ceremonies to commemorate spirit
income offerings rise and fall
all remembrance has connection

duck eggs broken over tombstones
shells lost in graves
candle lighting worships surnames
parchment and silver paper
lit to honor ancestors
weeds burn and then the forest

descendants of lush auspicious signs
believe in the fortune of childbirth
longevity payments made
to surrounding soil
a hoe mixes eggshells into the ash

calamities have befallen
the exiled hero seeks auspicious signs
a hollow tree, switchgrass
yet there’s nothing but desolation
and a forgotten tomb festival
that she alone attends

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Hear this on chirbit

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 112

Also posted on:

B is for Butanding

Photo Credit: djajakarta

Black Tailed Fliers


Black-tailed Flyers

Black Tailed Fliers

Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and fly backwards. Still facing their foes,
they swiftly assault. They strike and repeat.
Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and flap flight patterns. Each bird knows
how to sustain and support a propelling wingbeat.
Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and fly backwards, still, facing their foes.

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Written for:

Poetics: New view for you

Prompt, by @bmiller007, was to choose a picture from the dverse page and write a poem that reflected the picture. I chose to write one in Triolet form.

Photo credit: Tracey Grumbach

two playing senryu


A bagpipe-playing oyster, and other wonders of the deep by Mark Garro

two playing senryu

act of making pearls
musical bagpipe oyster
forms jewels as he plays

mysterious band
angelic and devilish
plays feverishly

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Written for:

Prompt #120 – play

Image Credit: super punch

freestyle BMX


TAM - Superman Nothing

freestyle rider
air trick on BMX bike
flying on zenith

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Freestyle

Photo credit:  Skate Thailand News BlogTeam Vision – TAM

care for those age’d until the end


Sissy

Meet my new dog Sissy. She was dumped in the Van Nuys animal shelter, 12 years old, but still loving life. Jeanine of Bichons and Buddies pulled her for me, put a lot money into her Vet bills and I will take care of her for the rest of her life. I don’t understand how anyone can dump their dog, especially one that is old, they’ve had for a while, who has been a loyal friend. This is about dogs like Sissy, who are dumped by their owners for being old, sick, cancer ridden injured etc.

care for those age’d until the end

care for those age’d until the end
especially your lifetime friend
do not be one who walks away
let your giving spirit transcend

don’t let compassion fade away
acts of kindness should not decay
when friends get old and need some aid
send them a flowery bouquet

a good friend should never be betrayed
left for dead in a dark stockade
horrified, dazed and full of fear
suffering, ailing and decayed

her big sad eyes shedding a tear
never again to consider cheer
never having wished to offend
wishing your love had been sincere

care for those age’d until the end
especially your lifetime friend
do not be one who walks away
let your giving spirit transcend

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Written for:

FormForAll: Rubaiyat Quatrains

Also posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

We were supposed to write a  “rubaiyat quatrain” which has a AABA format and preferably written in iambic tetrameter. I managed the tetrameter, my iambs, as usual, have much to be desired, but I’m an American Engineer, and should be forgiven for these transgressions. Robert Frost’s Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening is the most famous one that I know.

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

semantic feeling


Nightmare

semantic feeling

influential
artificial earthquake
semantic feeling

broken
rammed
under
railway

conspiracy in this world
violent shade
restoration imaginary

surviving
tsunami
swim
carrying puppy
to help

surprising reaction
careless commandments
distressful disconnects

memorable
formless
detonating
irresolute

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Written for:

Poetics: Nightmare Verse

Also posted on:

S is for Signs

Photo credit: lucyluh on Deviant art