Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Acrostic: Voices


Visiting the bank
Other day's friend
I married her
Counting her money
Every day there
Singing love alimony

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Written for Acrostics Only January, 2010, prompt 6, Acrostic Poem on
Humor: Growing Old (Requirement: 3 words per line)

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

One Single Impression: Indurated

trees hardened as stone
once were supple and green
holding birds in their bows
this rock I now hold
earlier was
me wonder
of all the processes it went through

O that
I could stand those pressures
of stresses from everyday living and fires
raising family loving spouse feeding us all
I'd surely falter along life's way
be burned
stone myself
this all reminds me of Lot's poor wife*

Poem Copyright © 2010 Jimmiehov
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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Wings" as prompt was
suggested by Kuyerjudd at
My Heart Up Close

* Notes:
1. Lot's wife, looking back on Sodom, was turned into a pillar of salt.(link)
2. Indurated definition Online Dictionary ]
Indurate \In"du*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indurated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Indurating.]
[1913 Webster]
1. To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some
fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
[1913 Webster]
2. To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render
[1913 Webster]

Indurated \In"du*ra`ted\, a.
Hardened; as, indurated clay; an indurated heart.
[1913 Webster]

indurated - Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "indurated":
Philistine, backed, brazen, calcified, callous, calloused,
case-hardened, conscienceless, crusted, crusty, crystallized,
flinty, fossilized, granulated, hard, hardened, hardhearted,
heartless, hornified, impervious, incrusted, indurate, insensitive,
inured, lapidified, lost to shame, obdurate, ossified,
pachydermatous, petrified, proof against, reinforced, rigidified,
sclerotic, seared, set, shameless, solidified, steeled,
steeled against, steely, stiffened, stony, strengthened,
thick-skinned, toughened, unblushing, vitrified

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Trembling ~ Haiku Bones

Trembling Quartet
.. three haiku one senryū

facing fox yet still

mother quail covered her chicks
trembling all the while

hungry small kitten
bold hungry begging tourists
trembling all the while

viper coiled to spring
poor small frog very quiet
trembling all the while

girl on a scooter
hoping he will ride with her
trembling all the while

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Thanks to Nancy and Bruce at Haiku Bones
for the prompt word, trembling.

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