Category Archives: Sunday Scribblings

Olympic Torch Senryu


In the face of oppression the Olympic torch is carried through Britain alongside a Pit Bull. Maybe one day BSL will be lifted there and sights like this won’t be extraordinary.

Olympic Torch Senryu

shouting clear and loud
“eradicate B.S.L”
Our Olympic Torch

running with THE Torch
loving best friend at his side
limitless meanings

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Written for:

Prompt #154 – Meaning

Also written for:

#328 – Limitless

Also posted on:

haiku my heart summer rain

Photos credits: Facebook

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quick heat, quick art


Paul GauguinThe Meal (The Bananas). 1891. Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.

quick heat, quick art

still life, fabrics, figurines
troubled mother, on her knees

bananas, bright, vermillion tones
calabash jug must be on loan

pointing knife, on folds of white
shadows deep and guava bright

scene contrived, a meal that’s fake
too much fruit, a belly ache

splashes, angles, a row of kids
looking for the missing figs?

worries? puzzled? anxious? stressed?
bowl renewed, fluids refreshed

begin, adopt – independent line
impressionistic color time

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 116

Also written for:

#319 – In the beginning…

Photo Credit:  Zazzle

The River


Stainforth River Irwell

The River

dead slag sinks
joins scraps
sinks deeper
into infinite coma
stupidly waits
for hibernators
first spring drink

river’s quit trying to become sky
river’s gonna try to reach the sea

darkness: prefered
summer: too long
storms: relentless

river’s quit trying to become sky
river’s gonna try to reach sea

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 116

Also written for:

#317 – Storm

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, cre

Photo Credit:  R.A.D. Stainforth  Black Dogs on Picassa

spring haiku and tanka


Tehachapi wildflowers in spring

spring haiku and tanka

early spring rainfall
soaks into dry claylike soil
regeneration

scattering seedlings
diverting mountain waters
biological
interference criticized
let spring bloom naturally

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Spring

Also written for:

Prompt #143 – hour

Also written for:

#318 – Wild

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

Also Posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

Photos credits: Wall Street Journal Online

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2010 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

wealth of laughter senryu


Laughing

wealth laughter senryu

loving memories
spontanious random thoughts
idiotic grin

joviality
continuous happiness
wealth of good fortune

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Written for:

The Gooseberry Garden

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

…where we  to visit twitter.com 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.

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

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I wrote this based on The Wikipedia article on Marc Chagall

Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 110

Photo Credit:  Olga’s Gallery

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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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 112

Also posted on:

B is for Butanding

Photo Credit: djajakarta

In the Dragon’s Nest



ParkeHarrison Study-of-Nest-1994

In the Dragon’s Nest

sea wind
awakens
in position
preserving warmth

dream-state
reflection
unaccustomed
primeval scene

a veritable drama
an ad hoc set
soon to be showcased:
most rare specimen

it’s just a job
in a time
of uncontrollable
unemployment

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 110

Also written for:

#313 – Reflect

Photo Credit:  Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

mirrored


mirrored

texture
forever plastered
beneath your
ceramic interior

mirrored
in your nostrils
answers
to every story

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 110

Also written for:


Writing in the Second Person

Also written for:

#312 – The Rest of the Story

Photo Credit:  Duane Michals