Sunday, March 31, 2013

One Single Impression: Curtains

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Curtains, doing;
doing what curtains do

Rustling gently by the oscillating fan
on a bright warm and sultry day,
the curtains were sheer.  They and
their soft little buttons with sealed lips

were to see things and hear the
thoughts, sweaty secrets which their
maker meant for them to keep.  
All goings on within stayed private,

yet the world outside was opened
to those playing within.  That
worked fine in the day. But when
came the dark, it was keep the

lights off.  Otherwise the sheers
showed things privy on the inside
to those on the out. The little buttons
smiled, their lips were tightly shut.

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HAPPY .EASTER .TO .YOU .ALL ! ! !

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

One Single Impression: Moment

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We Lived

Lived for the moment
Rabbits keep paths by our graves
Who will remember?



Some historians have marked
Famous or infamous we

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Jim (me) furnished us with this week's prompt, moment
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Note:  The above marker at St John's Church Cemetery is "to the grave
 of John Sell Cotman" (16 May 1782 – 24 July 1842), British Artist (link)

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

One Single Impression: Clandestine

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Undercover

Clandestine all the way,
sneaking their way into
the Presidential Suite.

It was to be unoc-
cupied this week and
picking the lock was easy.

Easy as the sin that was about
to transpire, undercover,
under those satin sheets.

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Locomente brings us this week's prompt, clandestine
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Note: 
clan·des·tine - /klanˈdestin/
Adjective: Kept secret or done secretively, esp. because illicit.
Synonyms: secret - surreptitious - undercover - furtive - privy

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A National Pi Day Poem

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My Pie Find;
a poem for Pi Day
 
Pi are square and pies are round
some are tasty while some are not.
Come and see the pie I have found,
pies of this like cannot be bought.
 
Cowbirds love here to fish around
to see what's good their cow has brought.
Corn, worms and bugs therein abound,
beats any fish they've ever caught.
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Notes:
1.  Today, March 14 is National Pi Day.  It is traditional to write a 'pi-haiku,' or 'pi-ku,' but I decided this year to write a conventional rhyming poem. (another link, to the National Day Calendar)
2.  Pictured is a 'cow pie' which in lay person's language is a neat flat round pile of cow manure.  They dry and can be used as fuel for lots of things from fuel for the stove to a substitute Frisbee when playing in the fields.
3.  Click here for a picture and recipe of "Jim's Quick and Easy Apple Pie."
4.  Click here for a compilation of my blogs contain pies, pie recipes, or other pie related posts.
5.  Click here for my other National Pi Day poems.
The link says that there are only two kind.  The Wiki Writers have not been to Texas.  Ours are white, larger than theirs, and look a little like longed legged cranes.  They spend their days in the fields following a herd of cattle.

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Today, March 14 (3-14 or 3.14) is Pi Day (link). Pi Day is celebrated mostly by mathematicians but you can join in on the fun, somehow. Me? I am writing this Pi Poem for my blog. Perhaps next year I will write another Pi Haiku

I am not a mathematician but I do have a math minor to go along with my bachelor of science in economics. For me that involved taking seven college math classes for a total of 21 semester hours.

Differential Equations, DE, was my most involved class that I completed. Advanced Calculus was my 'weedout' class, i.e. I dropped it before completion.
Read here to find out why this course "weeded me out."

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

One Single Impression: Cross

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Three Crosses;
Missing Now

On a Texas hill
alongside Highway19
DWI
three crosses--three children died
casualties of drink and drive
 
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Prompt word suggested by Emma at Llm Calling  
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Click here for the many definitions Online Etymology Dictionary offers for the word "cross."

Note:  Crosses along the Texas Highways are disappearing because of new laws and programs. The Texas DOT will allow a marker instead to remain for two years. (link1) (link2)

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

One Single Impression: Unlimited

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Never Reached

My love for you has no limits. 
Like the proverbial math pro-
blem, infinity never reached.

It's taller than the London eye,
wider than the Indian Sea,
deeper than Florida sink holes.
 
It's hotter than a fresh pancake,
sweeter than strawberry shortcake.
Would you give me please,
your sweet smile?

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Prompt word suggested by Ramesh Sood of  A Little More Than Ordinary
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