aux. poet. month #6

lackmore than in-adequate funds al-so unable to fend offsharksand other predatory beasts who cause povertythen shame thelack Oddquain is a short poem with an odd syllable count. This is a mirror oddquain which is a stack of a regular and a reverse oddquain with this syllable pattern 1-3-5-7-1 1-7-5-3-1 From scavenger hunt I was talking…

auxiliary poetry month #5

the speed of time varies infinitelybut directly relates to chaos or enjoyment 5. Write a Naani about time. Naani = “expression of one and all”, consisting of 4 lines totaling 20 to 25 syllables on a subject of human relations or current statements. August poetry here What even needs to be said. My tutoring student…

auxiliary poetry month #4

hateno one:life is short hate:ugly person’slimited emotional repertoire hatesteals joyyou’re worth more 4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate. One word. Two words. Three words. Any fool can do it. EOS scavenger hunt I was going to say I could write a bazillion of these easy things on this topic, but then I hit a wrong…

Auxiliary Poetry Month #3

why do they call itgiving birthwhen it takes so much 3. Write a Lune about birth. American Haiku: a 13-syllable, self-contained poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the final line. August Scavenger Hunt here Growing an entire human is an amazing endeavor,…

Auxiliary Poetry Month #2

it wasn’t jealousy as such but sheseemed to have the perfect lifebut then I saw the truth 2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy. (10, 7, 6 Israeli Haiku) Link to scavenger hunt I was vaguely envious of my friend for many years. She had a nice house. She always looked put together,…

auxiliary poetry month #1

end of a long dayfruit of the vine poured in glasslife’s answer to fall 1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness. Considering that every haiku I’ve ever written has theoretically been a Zappai, I chose to write my Zappai as a traditional haiku. Perhaps. Here It’s Monday; the first day of my last…

buttons

Here I am in a situation in which the acquisition of buttons is a driving force. I’m helping the minister of my church with his robe. One of the problems is that he has two sets of buttons on his robe. Some of the buttons have been replaced by non-matching buttons. Some of the buttons…

plastic cups are vital

Spouseman is still working at home. His office is essentially in the living room. That is, the hub of the household. The place everyone goes when they are awake. (except me) The place everyone comes through when they leave the building or return. Spouseman enjoys talking. A lot. The offspring enjoy talking. A lot. So…

good enough

I’m working (slowly) on an outdoor project. For some reason, we got a blue roof. The offspring expressed that they don’t like the blue roof with the siding and the brown trim. They are not wrong. In any case, I’m, as I said, slowly, repainting the trim. However, painting trim does not require, nor can…

what late notice means

Here I sit, fully dressed, inadequately caffeinated, with 3 books and the same number of computer files open. My student scheduled herself at 9am on a Saturday. Not my first choice (or second, or third). At 9:10, I sent her a text reminding her of our appointment. At 9:16, she sent me an email, clearly…