Sunday, December 10, 2017

"than bauk" form -- Fussy Little Forms

The Proposal;
love wins out 

I think I feel
Warm heart real hot
I realized
Then surmised you
and skies'd confirm
A long-term match
My sperm, we'll hatch?* 
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Poem Copyright, © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Thank you, Marian, for introducing this form.  Read more about it here:

In case you don't, here is an intro to the "than bauk" form: 

The than bauk form is a three-line poem with four syllables each, featuring rhymes in kind of a step pattern like this:

        x x x R        x x R x
        x R x x
One could chain together several to make a longer poem, like this:
            x x x A
            x x A x
            x A x B
            x x B x
            x B x C
            x x C x
            x C x x
Translation:  "I love you very much, let us marry and you will have my babies?" 
                     (or something like that, I'm not so good with words like this)

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Cell 23 is reserved ~~ a Poem for the #metoo effort

Cell 23
Cell 23 is reserved. Reserved for the men fulfilling their own uncontrolled beastly lusts.  These ladies, and millions more, who have been made their objects have had enough of being silent.

Not wanted and not liked, these antics towards the women have changed the lives of every one touched or spoken to. The actions and words are not forgettable and hardly ever forgiven. 

We who have somehow been spared have a hard time emphasizing with them. That could be you or me but try a little harder. Can you remember when you were hurt in ways you won't ever discuss? 

Have you been spoken to in harsh or demeaning ways you didn't deserve? Have you? Or perhaps if you try hard you can remember injustices done to you. Well, like you, these millions of women have memories that never will be erased.

(If you are a perpetrator, don't say you forgot.  Except for people lacking in mental capacity, perpetrators don't forget crass, hurting, immoral, and illegal acts to another person.  If you say you forgot YOU LIE.)

Worse ever so more for the victims because it affronts and insults their humanity.  Situations in life, perhaps from birth, which lend to their powerlessness to avoid . If you witness such an incident you can report it. And be a witness with testimony that can help.

And if you are a perpetrator STOP IT RIGHT NOW!

With the courage of so many in modern times, it is time for Cell 23's all over the land to be filled. Remember, you can help the effort in many ways, whether or not you have been an object.  There's an empty Cell 23 near you.

Women still hurting
Indelible scars remain
Let's make it better 
Help fill your Cell 23 
There is one near you, start now
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Poem Copyright, © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 

Top photo is a cover of Time Magazine which I copied from Sherry's post at the "Real Toads" link below 
Photo at right is furnished by GMa - at GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 143 , ( )
 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Silence Breakers,

 - Sherry wrote, "Women's strength and courage is validated by the Time Magazine devoting its cover this week to honour The Silence Breakers. Woman-strong, they stand together to acknowledge the brave actresses naming their abusers. The mighty are falling."  Read more at her link shown above.

 - My writing is of an experimental form to me, the Haibun .(  Mine is modified as the Haibun by definition concludes with a three line Haiku or Senryū with seventeen syllables, 5-7-5.  I felt need for an extra couple of lines so opted for the Tanka which has fourteen more syllables with two additional lines, 5-7-5-7-7. Poetic Forms: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and Lunes ( )

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

a little poem for Tuesday

New Year is Coming
Goodbye is coming soon to this old year
Times when you've not done so well New Year comes
no time for rejoicing but don't you cry
New Year's coming, time for another start

Not for everyone, if you can, take it
I did, was reserved for college teachers,
college kids, and the like, a brand new start

Fresh beginning, resolutions no need)  
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with

 - I must stop at my friendly NAPA auto parts store in Montgomery, Texas, to pick up my 2018 NAPA Classic Car Calendar.  This car for January, 2017, is a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible.  You may remember these, I do.  I have a collection of the NAPA calendars dating back to the second one in the 1970's.

 - Photo is from a January search of my other blog (this calendar was posted Friday, January 06, 2017, scroll down a bit for it),

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

A Flash Poem for Saturday FLASH

 Reginald Southey
Lewis Carroll (1857)
Fair Use

  Like a flashbulb, hair triggered
Like a flashbulb ready to go off
Spoil sport, we want just to have some fun
Hair triggered, lit fuse, ill-humored  
Day of stiffs, skeletons, and scarecrows
'Hang up in jest but don't do it here'
That's the message being sent to us   
You see, they scare the bijiggers i.-
e. BeJeezus* right outa my dog 
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved (my photo above is a 'PrintScreen' of Kerry's contribution at the link below.  The little buy below is an artist rendition, "the only one" (??) from, see link at the bottom here*) 

 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Camera FLASH, (my Flash poem has 61 words)
*Note: "BeJeezus was not a King (as far as we know - he was way too common). His name was Basil De Jesus and he was a joker in a royal court, not sure which one? he loved to play jokes, and had a bad habit of sneeking up on people when they least expected it, yelling out DeJesus has got you. One day he scared the King - (this is to our knowledge the correct version) thus he was beheaded - you just cant go around scaring mighty rulers. He is still fondly remembered - his name lingers on and everyone today who scares the crap out of anyone else get remember by the name BeJezzus." "in  'The Origin of: "You scared the bejesus outta me!'" (!%22 )

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Friday Poem -- Goodbye

Goodbye my friend

Goodbye my friend, might we visit in the Spring 
The violets will be flowering but I won't
Won't be loving you.  Just renew our acquaintance
and catch up a bit if that's okay, we will see
Goodbye my friend, it has been nice your loving me
but only at the start.  Bitching I can't and won't 
take so very long, I must leave yours far behind 
If you'll stop and promise to be nice I may come
Goodbye my friend, aren't you glad we didn't make this
a done deal.  From the start the terms were bad for both
I think you had the better.  Quibble let us not
It's over now so that doesn't mater to me
Goodbye my friend, I hope it is easy for you
to say that to yourself.  It's over, often say
I tried to make it that way when I saw our thing
wouldn't work.  Didn't want tears from you, nor from me 
Goodbye my friend, a grown man now, I still can cry
Just as I did when we were younger.  Reason tells
crying in the heart is not for you, I will try 
Been a long time, seems years and years, but no longer
Goodbye my friend, take good care of my dog, will you 
I will send for her, I hope I'm where she can come 
Don't give her away, please.  You're very dear to her 
I love her so very much, will miss her always
Goodbye, my ship is leaving now.  People are here
to see us off, I didn't expect you to come
Spring will come, I'll be here.  Now you find someone new  
He has to be good to you, my word.  And my dog 


Saying "Goodbye", 
some of our new Russian friends to us on ship, and
the ship's crew and us waving from the top deck to
our new Russian friends left behind in Moscow.

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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2006 and 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 

I'm linked with

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

... It left yesterday ~~ a small Poem for "November Themes"

My guest?

Rain, rain go away
Come again
Please don't stay
Love for you has gone its way
It left yesterday

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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved (my photo is a 'PrintScreen' of a cherub from Google search, link where this and more are to be found.)

 - I'm linked with Marian, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Words Count,

 - Marian wrote of her fund raising effort (read more from the link above AND the one in this paragraph) using 30 theme words to write a new poem each day of this month.   Her charity is the Center for New Americans, a nonprofit organization where she lives in western Massachusetts.  Her family is helping with this effort as well.  Besides writing their poem, the fund raisers are making one artistic drawing (and/or paintings??) a day to match the poem and that day's theme. 

My little poem form is called a shadorma which is not necessarily rhyming but is required to fit the six line syllable lengths of  '3/5/3/3/7/5' each. (Writer's Digest linkIt would fit  her word list with using here the words "Rain" and/or "Love/Friendship". 

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