Saturday, October 08, 2016

A poem for the Dodo Bird -- a dodoitsu

. . . . . . .. . . .  . the Dodo, by C. Edwards (wikicommons)
a Dodoitsu;
poem for the dodo bird

Lines, three sevens and one five
Syllable count, that we do 
Reminds me of dodo bird 
Dodoitsu form


My poem form for dodo bird 
Goofy bird brunt tales galore
Friendly bird, trusted too much 
Extinct, ate by hog 
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Poem copyright© 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved
Photo copied from Wikipedia, "free to use, a file from the Wikimedia Commons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edwards%27_Dodo.jpg

I'm linked with  

Notes:
 - 1.  The Dodoitsu poetry form is a Japanese "4-line poem (with) seven syllables in the first three lines and five syllables in the fourth–and final–line. The dodoitsu often focuses on love or work with a comical twist. ... I haven’t found any word on whether dodoitsu traditionally have titles or not."
  - 2. "What happened to the last dodo bird?"  (They became extinct before the 1700's, probably the last one or egg eaten by a hog or a rat.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/09/20/what-happened-to-the-last-dodo-bird/#223f32116789
 - 3.  Dodo Birds, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

a Challenge Poem, "What are you going to wear for Halloween?"


What are you wearing for Monday night
Halloween Night with Ghosts and Goblins
Wear something real scary, not a clown
Clowns have fallen into disfavor
Ruined it for us all, bad persons

What would Ronald do, I asked of me
Go look it up with good Google's help
Alright for Ronald is good for me
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Photo and Poem copyright© 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved
The Barnum Bailey clown lady was first posted here in 2012, at http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-alphabe-thursday-k-things-in-row-two.html
 

I am linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Words Count with Mama Zen
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/10/words-count-with-mama-zen.html


M.Z. Wants us to tell her what our Halloween costume will be for this year.  She has asked for us to do this in 55 words or less
Mine is exactly 55 words, with no title as of yet.

Retro, from http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-halloween.html :
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Costume party anyone?
This is (was) my favorite!


It was our party outfit we wore at a former year's Halloween party. People liked our lamp costumes

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

a 'Crash Poem"

Picture by Jimmiehov, copyright 2014, all rights reserved 

I awoke slowly, my head 

I awoke slowly, my head was throbbing, 
my arm was bleeding, am I still alive? 
I remembered that moment, downward we 
Until the next second, seeming eons 

We crashed.  People screaming, babies crying 
Then I fell again, out of consciousness 
I awoke to moaning, hushed sobs, no tears 
Some alive, some wishing death, most were dead 

Then I saw him, silver cane in hand, tall 
Cold were his eyes, a gruesome grey, shining
Red rays emitted, piercing dark corners
Seeming to be searching the rubble, looking 

I began his search, those alive we helped 
Splinted an arm or leg, stopped their bleeding 
Pulled and walked them from the plane, yet no fire 
The dead we piled, strange, he marked with his cane 

When I awoke again all was quiet 
No grimness, no airplane, no bodies seen 
Another man, golden cane in his hand 
Was I dead, was I marked by the other 

No scratches could I feel, my head was clear 
Clear from the scratch of the dead, clear from aches 
No bleeding, no cuts, like it never was 
The man with the golden cane met me then 

Smiling he said, quite an ordeal you had 
It's over now, thanks for helping down there 
We didn't miss a soul, ours are all here 
The living went on, rest marked for the fire 
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Poem copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved

I am linked twice at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
Once with Kerry O'Conner at A Skyflower Friday -- Shipwreck (link) and
Again with Marian Kent at Tuesday Platform (link)

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

a somewhat silly ditty ~~ "Small giants and large dwarfs"


Namba Parks in Osaka
Bored Panda 
 
Small giants and large
dwarfs share the landscape
 
Architects delight,
weaving climbers and
tiny windows share
the scene fighting for
 
the top, upside down,
downside up, silly
twins bewilder you
and me, cousins sad
 
to think of what may
become way of life
for normal people
too, way too sick to
 
argue, quarrel. 
Doesn't matter
_ _ _ _

Ditty copyright, © 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved

Photo inspiration, Namba Parks in Osaka by Bored Panda , from Kerry's Flash 55 PLUS! Challenge. 

Kerry, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/10/flash-55-plus.html ) introduced us to the Bored Panda website.  There she "came across the post, 15+ of the most Amazing Examples of Japanese Architecture. ... (she) was transfixed by the ergonomic and/or economic use of space" (just right for my giants and large dwarfs).

Oh yes, exactly 55 words, per Kerry's request. 
Note:  I may not be politically correct.  But then, ... (Doesn't matter -- I liked the picture)

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