The bird wants to live
The oil is dragging him down
I wonder if he will?
This is an older post I published back in February of this year. It was a sketch I made and sold to help save the birds and animals from the devastation of a large oil spill. The challenge was write a Haiku about
Me and Merlin
A SONNET FOR THE LAST DAY
When I was young I traveled far
Over land and sometimes sea
But even though I had no car
I traveled very happily.
I danced every night until the wee hours
Of wine I tasted it all
I was constantly bestowed with flowers
I did not think that I would fall.
While pleasures were many in my past
The joy that I knew was fleeting
My friends told me it could not last
Soon pain I would be meeting.
In the end I met all my fears
I was all alone and also in tears.
Last Day of class: A Sonnet, Pleasure and Apostrophe
Not sure I got the Apostrophe right.
It’s a bittersweet day, I am happy it is over and sad that
it is over. Thanks everyone for a fun ride.
An Elegy to Coffee
I loved it so during my youth
But I certainly have to tell the truth
It made my life happy for a while
Until the day I forgot to smile
Now I can not have it evermore
The aroma, the flavor, the taste galore
The cries and the moans do no good
I’d love to have it if only I could
But if I did, my belly would ache
So I have to renege, for my own sake.
Thought I’d try the elegiac couplets here.
Let me know what you think.
The neighborhood is mixed you know
It has a lot of gray
Of course included in this mix
There also are some crazy.
When walking down the street by day
Is not safe for the slow
At night you have the drunks you see
So walking is no go.
So if you are aged, you carry a spray
And keep hoping for the best
Also, a cell is a good thing to have
It’s almost like the Wild West!
Today’s lesson is about: Ballad, assonance and neighborhood.
Mother at Christmas
OUR CHANGING FACES
Our once bright faces have changed with the years
Where once we were happy and gay
We sang and we danced our troubles away
As we age, we have fears with so many tears.
The smiles are fewer now, but still they come
To brighten our faces and yes, to warm us
The lines tho deep, don’t ever really harm us
We laugh in the face of whatever is to come.
I went for everything except the found poetry. Not enough time.
Will try again at another time.
ODE TO THE SEA
All roads lead to the sea, at least for me
The freeways, town roads and bicycle paths
All roads converge at the sea, eventually
The sea is in my blood, since ages ago
I’ve been dreaming of this day to come
Finally arrived at my destination and so
Am happy that I don’t have to dream
I look out now and know the sea is there
Where once it was only a pleasant scheme.
Our Prompt for today is: Map
Our Form today is: Ode
Our Device for today: Metaphor
There was a young man from Diluth.
He did have a line that was smooth.
His voice was so cool,
He made all the girls drool.
When he smiled, he seemed very uncouth.
I decided to go with the traditional Limerick and I also added an element of imperfection. So “two out of three ain’t bad.” right?
Limerick is the Form.
Imperfect is the Prompt.
Left out the Device: Enjambment
Me and mother In my forties
Me at present time
The Skin I’m In
The age of reason starts at seven and suddenly, we are eleven. Our skin at these ages resemble the pages of a well-loved book, from the time it was new. As the time passes, our skin forms few wrinkles and the pages of the book begin to form dimples.
Then, the older we get, the skin shows the net, of the years as the book’s skin starts to begin to look older you see.
When we are much older, we become bolder and we look with dismay at the skin we display; then we cover it with creams and makeup it seems; to our jaded eye, nothing can hide the passage of time, no matter the clime.
In the end we give up, because try as we may; “It really makes no difference,” you say.
Our lesson for today has a Theme of: Skin
The form is: Prose Poetry
The device is: Internal Rhyme
My, he was a gift so fine
Even though I picked him out
Really, for myself one time
Loved him so but he had to leave
I miss him very much, you know
Now when I’m alone, the tears flow.
Our prompt for the day is: Gift
Our form for today is: Acrostic
Our device for today is: Simile
Think I have managed the acrostic and the prompt. I am happy with that.
Our assignment today is: Haiku
Our prompt for today is: Screen
Device for today : Alliteration
SCREEN BLACK AS THE NIGHT
PRESS OF A BUTTON IS ALL
WORLD WIDE OPENS A HA!