Saturday, September 22, 2018

Orange color in the fruit -- a Poem for the Mini Challenge


Orange colored fruits;
  oranges and pumpkins;  
   for food and drinking  

Orange color favored by harvest teams
Hue of ripening pumpkins of the North
South's tasty namesake Oranges spout forth
Their juices slightly acrid sugar sweet
Both fruits eaten soon, each fall's yummy treat
Orange gems, sip one, other rates a fork
Said orange colored drink we'll  pull the cork
With tasty orange pie slightly browned, eat

Hunger, mouths water while watching the cook
Delight, taste buds satisfied bellies stuffed
Gratified, drinks, 7up and OJ 
Glee, youngsters shout, light the candles they took
Happy, Monster's face shone and children roughed 
Content, bedded young doze while elders play 
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 
    The photo is of an orange off our backyard tree (it's photo).  I had always thought it was a lemon tree but picking the bright orange fruit I could tell it was not a lemon.  It did suffer damage, I may taste it but Mrs. Jim said she wouldn't eat it.
 - I'm linked with Kim Russell in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/weekend-mini-challenge-rainbow-of.html?m=1
 - A Pectrarchan Sonnet here (also called 'Italian Sonnet'), with Rhyme Scheme ABBAABBA CDECDE. Technically mine is "Near Rhyme" due to the scarce rhyming availability for the end words I have chosen. 


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Friday, September 21, 2018

I loved, I ... -- a Poem

Fräulein to Frau
 
Mox nicht and with a shrug 
of the shoulders 
she left 
It looked so easy but we all knew  
She would be crying all night 

So did it really matter?   
Indeed it did, she loved that bum 
with a passion 
not known since Cleopatra 
pulled her big stunt 

A happy ending here,
she did recover 
and lived 
happily ever after  
 
She was 
just one of the many 
better 
better for loving 
and losing  

Mox nicht 
with the world 
nor us, her 
friends 

Dah
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 
 - I'm linked with Fireblossom, aka Shay, in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/fireblossom-friday-say-word.html?m=1
 - I couldn't resist writing as my recollections of three semesters said, "Pay up."

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

a Sunday Poem -- Resistance

Resisting Change;
  double negatives 

I'm old and I don't want to change
Why then do you write those new forms
Sometimes yours are okay some flop
Mediocrity you are called

I'm old and I go with the flow
What others can do I can write
I've been told some aren't really poems
You think you write because that's you

I write for readers most of them
if I can.  Writing is fun when
some folks read and like what you wrote
For them I write, forest trees fall

To resist resisting's my game
Going with the flow I won't change
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Brendan MacOdrum in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/weekend-challenge-resistance.html?m=1


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Young Love ~~ a Poem "Made for Now"

Young Love; 
  I wanted him 

I had to lie about my age 
A big lie so he wouldn't go 
But I was in love that I know 
I wanted him to love me too 

We met there at the skating rink  
Tall and straight he, smoothly gliding 
Ladies' choice coyly I asked him 
Nestled in his arms we skated 

Asked me again around we went 
His body close to mine tingling 
Could he love me could I make him 
Make his urges boil, that I could 

Love me he did I knew I could 
Love will answer all when you're young 
 _ _ _ _ 

 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2012 and 2018
 - I'm linked with Marian in the Imaginary Garden at  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/made-for-now.html?m=1
 - Marian has two Janet Jackson songs on YouTube posted on the link above. I kind of liked her song of "Young love," that got me going.  It's lyrics,  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/janetjackson/younglove.html


Monday, September 10, 2018

The Last Ride ~~ a Sad Day for Adi

     Today is World Suicide Prevention Day 

(That was September 10, 2018.  The link at the bottom here still is valid,  probably updated by the time you read this.)


Her Last Ride

It would be her last ride
One of many she'd been before

Going to her doctor
It wasn't her favorite ride 

Getting old is not fun
Seizures were her worst, eating next

Wasn't her idea
Going that day not a fun ride

Being with her lover
That made it some better for her

No more fun days she'd have
For her, assisted suicide 

But I've been thinking how 
It's Doggie Heaven she is in 



Adi Jane was my constant companion.  She and I were a registered Pet Therapy Team and made many, many visits together, adding pleasure to kids and shut-ins. 
Adi died September 17, 2012 ............ (read my tribute to her here)

Adi Jane
Born September 1, 1996
Died September 17, 2012
Adi's Life Meme
Some of the 125 Posts with Adi label
Eight YouTube videos starring Adi
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 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2018 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 
 - I'm linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-tuesday-platform_11.html?m=1

International Assocation for Suicide Prevention link,   https://www.iasp.info/

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

A Nonet form poem ~~ Poetry School

Poetry school is now in session
Where teachers teach and learners learn
Elements of poetry
Form Scheme Meter and Rhyme 
Rhythm, Sound paterns 
Figuratve 
Imagery 
Major 
Ones 

Next 
We learn 
Distinguished 
Poets of fame 
Shakespeare Dickenson  
Wadsworth Poe Robert Frost 
Yeats Milton Chaucer Whitman 
Sandberg Kipling e e cummings 
There's more and contemporary too



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 - Photo and Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2014 and 2018, All Rights Reserved 
 - I'm linked with Marian in the Imaginary Garden at  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/fussy-little-forms-nonet.html?m=1 
 - Today we are writing Nonet form poems.  According to our teacher, Marian,  a Nonetheless should have nine lines, the first with nine sylabels, next eight, then seven, and so on. We could follow that starting with a one syllable line and work our way up to nine again. 
 - The Old Possum was a name Eliot assumed when he corresponded with his children and he adopted it again for this book.



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Friday, September 07, 2018

Four Generations -- a Dimensional poem


      [My 'Three Generations,' my 'Four G's' are males]

Four generations
We've four dimensions

Won't graph very well
but stair steps so good

Dressed so differently
Hoop skirts and short shorts

Mini skirts knee holes
Foursome, years apart
 - - - -

Draw a round circle
Rounder is better

When Enso* is true
Better is person

We fill this circle
With fourth dimension

East/west north/south up/
down Ana/Kata

That fourth dimension
Ana/Kata's hard

Hard to explain so
you can read it here
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2017 and 2018, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked to Toni Spencer in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/step-into-void.html?m=1
 - Toni explained filling the circle with the first, second, and third dimension but said we needn't go to the fourth.  It is beyond me tonight, if you'd like click on the last word above.  Click on the link just above here to read Toni's explanation and directions.
 - *Enso: (per Toni) means “circle”; it symbolizes the Void, or also elegance, the Absolute.  
 - Now in life, fill the circle.  I drew mine free hand, not bad, not real good.  I joined them and filled with a toy person out of perspective.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

a Tuesday Poem -- Lids up? Lids dowm? Who chooses?

Put 
Lids down
When I'm done 
Look better that way 
Ladies demand that, it's their way 

When I'm away it's different 
Leaving the seat clean 
Best for next 
When lids 
Stay 
Up  
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved  (Bottom photo is the restroom at my favorite fried catfish eating place in Alexandria. Louisiana.   It is outside, around back, and gets my nod for "In need of refreshing."  Click the picture a couple of times to see things up close. It accomodates women and men one at a time.  I try to not touch the lid there.)
 - Fibonacci Poem for Tuesday: 
Syllable length is based on the Fibonacci Sequence (math majors love these, I have a math minor with 21 college hours of math. Differential Equations was my highest level course, though not the last. 
- My "Fib" poem today is 1/1/2/3/5/8 syllables, then I reversed the number sequence after 8 syllables for a 12-line 'poem'.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

My Shell, a safe haven (a Fibonacci Poem)

 
The Shell
 
My
Shell
Safe place 
Haven mine
Temporary state
As my fame spreads I shed for new
 
They'd come to get me soon I know
Swords and pistols drawn
Hence quickly
Fresh shell
I'm 
Safe
  _ _ _ _  
 
 - Photo and poem copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, all rights reserved
(Photo is my "PrintScreen" taken from Kerry's post at the link below and available for viewing Weston's works, Wikipedia, at the link under my picture.)
 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at https://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/camera-flash.html
 - Fibonacci Poem form:

Syllable length is based on the Fibonacci Sequence (math majors love these, I have a math minor with 21 college hours of math. Differential Equations was my highest level course, though not the last.
- My "Fib" poem today is 1/1/2/3/5/8 syllables, then I reversed the number sequence after 8 syllables for a 12-line 'poem'.

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Flash Poem ~~ Go away?

 www.wikiart.org/en/edward-weston/shell-1927-1

I won't go away
Stay here my shell
Call me some bad names
Roll off my back

Hit me with your stick
My hide is tough
I won't go away
doesn't hurt much

You don't love me like
You used to do
It bothers me much
But I won't leave

'Cause I love you still
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/09/camera-flash.html?m=1
 - This is a Flash Writing Challenge, I have exactly 55 words related to Kerry's picture find.


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