Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cinderella Limerick


Prince Contemplating What to Do Next Regarding Glass Slipper

Cinderella Limerick

A prince stepped out into the hall.
he was leaving a very big ball.
He carried her slipper
that fell when he tripped her.
To return it, he must not forestall.

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Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Crowing About Limericks (Limerick-Off Monday)

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Wordless Wednesday by David

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Poetics – Modern Day Mythology

Image from Cinderilla or The Little Glass Slipper

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Not Alone


Charlotte Gainsbourg, AnOther

Charlotte Gainsbourg, AnOther

Not Alone

(The Week Michael Jackson Died)

From the four corners,
people observed
through grieving family eyes.
I was not alone.

Down the blood red carpet,
a golden casket
carried The King
popped
in his final act.

I’d sing to him.
I’d sing with him.
I’d cure him
of his instabilities
and self loathing.
But I’ll never meet him now.
I’ll never get to hold his hand;
to heal the world,
to save each creature
by his side.

I am not alone:
missing him,
his philanthropy ,
his unconditional, total love.

I flash YouTube
one song
after another;
sing them
with unlicensed
Karaoke lyrics.
The pain doesn’t stop.

I remember hours
of burning electricity —
spinning tunes
dancing just like him
or maybe dancing my own
chassé-Marimba-two-step.

I pull out the vinyls
and drop a tear
on every album sleeve.

I return to the world of today:
to neighbors,
to newscasts,
to blogs in Japanese .

Around me —
emotional schemas
of every variety;
and I realize,
I am not alone.

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 153

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OpenLinkNight ~ Week 81

Bichon Frise


Parko - My adorable Bichon Frise

Parko – My adorable Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

bichon frise
je vous enchante
fourrure comme soufflée
tu un caricaturée
avec coulour de crème brûlée
toujours dance un pas de bourrée
jamais cajolée —
manger la malbouffe doublée
constante amusée
un chien dévouée
court essoufflée
c’est dedication maintenant cessée

English Translation

bichon frise
I am delighted to meet you
fur blown like a soufflée
you’re a caricature
couloured like crème brûlée
always dancing a pas de bourrée
never cajoled to
eating a double portion of junk food
constantly amused
devoted dog
short of breath
dedication is now discontinued

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(and you can make fun of my french pronunciation)

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Written for:

Poetics: Foreign Tongues

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B is for Brevity

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

Parko rescued by and adopted from Bichons and Buddies

Parko groomed by Stacy

Quantum Kisses


The image shows, in an artistic manner, the change in color when a quantum tunnel effect is produced in a subnanometric gap.

The image shows, in an artistic manner, the change in color when a quantum tunnel effect is produced in a subnanometric gap.

Quantum Kisses

Spatial wonder
when color changes
and lights interact
with the tiniest matter:
of subnanometer number.

Taking frolicking skips,
they translate forth and back
then twist, shake and tatter
in their sensual exchanges:
kissing without lips.

Within the silent gap
no bang, ring or clatter
in tight quantum ranges
they never come in contact.
As oil drops on plastic wrap

cause variegation to arise,
each sphere arranges
itself, then they stack
the former on the latter,
thus — a fusion vision disguise.

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David James created a form called a Karousel. “It is a twenty line poem, four stanzas of five lines each.  The rhyme pattern is the following: abcda ecdbe fdbcf gbcdg.  The three inner lines (bcd) rotate in each stanza until they circle back to their original bcd form from stanza one.  Though each stanza is enclosed in a rhyme, there are no metrical restrictions.”

The poem is about he interaction between nano-sized spheres of gold in the quantum regime. This quantum regime has been identified thanks to the change of colour of the gap or empty space between these particles when these are at distances of less than one nanometre. This work, published in Nature journal, enables literally “seeing” a quantum kiss between nanoparticles. For more about this phenomena see Quantum ‘kisses ‘change the color of space  in Nanotechnology Now

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FormForAll – David James’ Karousels and Weaves

Picture courtesy of Cambridge University

Treasurer Limerick


Treasurer Limerick

The Treasurer had to eat crow
when he did not have enough dough
he tried to cut spending
excess borrowing and lending
but the economy just wouldn’t grow.

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Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Crowing About Limericks (Limerick-Off Monday)

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Open Link Night ~ Week 79

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Wordless Wednesday by David

Image from Econfix

incidental rag


Full Body Sweater

Full Body Sweater

incidental rag

assembeled yarn
helps me unwind

embraced in warmth
i live inside a sleeve

worn like a stain
an incidental rag

no one complains
or recollects my face

i am a heaping pile
washing might defile

inside my hood
stains of endless tears

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 151

birth death


Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi

Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi

birth death

cramped breathing container
compassionate inflection
confirms passage
through desolate expanse

parboiled perspiration
apprenticeship procured
procreative perilous passage
power conversion

short-sleeved arm
originates from labor fields
rubbed in a greasy palm
seasonal occupations

a merger
matured greatly over years
far-flung fluctuating flowing fiction
forewarned, forearmed

tenured
temporary people
severance benefits
retired and resigned

information upgrade
sense of security
terminal state of stability
remains in-memoriam

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Written for:

POETICS – ‘Growing Up’r

Image credit:  Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi Krsna Art

APRICOT


Apricot-Tree

APRICOT

Thick as soup; viscous as gravy
APRICOT.

Hard bites break bonds
of superficial corps.

Soft fuzz tormenting expressions
osculations.

Languishment becomes yearning
APRICOT.

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Written for:

The Medium is the Message–dVerse Meeting the Bar

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A is for Apple

Image credit:  Bit Size Wellness

Nipple Morning Aflame


murtagh daniel woman door

Nipple Morning Aflame

Scantily-clad nymphet
too hot in summer morn

rustic downright child
not more than schoolgirl

half-baked makeup
half-heartedly splattered:
masterful

Nipple morning aflame
slight upward tilt
to stare back at you

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 150

Image credit: Daniel Murtagh

Hungar Games Limerick


Peeta Mallark Meme

Peeta Mellark Meme

Hungar Games Limerick

a young man who had a big crush
saw Katniss and started to blush
they were thrust in the games
where they wore sexy flames
holding hands, he just started to gush

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Image from quick meme