Saturday, April 01, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-01 -- 'In the cards' poem

April is National Poetry Month, here is my first:
(Today is also April Fools Day, I stuck in my granddaughters joke.)


.
Nonsense;
 in the cards

. . . . . . come Christmas Day
I opted for some new cards
Tarot Deck was flung my way
My favorites, Joker and
the Ace of Wands.  Bid nine Wands
Nick was good

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . that year to me
My wish came true, got the cards
But how the heck can I play
Canasta these suits are weird,
swords, batons/wands, coins and cups
Ah, give it a try

.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . just deal
I shuffled my cards three times
Dealt from the bottom and top
No one was pleased, nary one
Then out of the blue northern
a new place,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Garden Party
Bob Dylan was there showing
Showing off his Nobel Prize
He pulled me aside, whispered
Clowns on the right and Jokers
on the left,

. . . . . . . . . . here I am, stuck
Stuck in the middle with you
Just then the Joker went wild
Wild with his clever riddle
"If my nose keeps on growing,
what will happen?"

. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . "I duno"
"If it grows to twelve inches,
well,  ...then it will be a foot."
I'm for gettin out of here
Mr. Joker, you are king
King of Fools

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Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved


I'm linked with Brendan MacOdrum at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, A Fine Day for Sailing Away, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-fine-day-for-sailing-away.html -- Photos are from his posting there.

I'm also linked to Day One of NaPoWriMo, http://www.napowrimo.net/day-one-it-begins/#comment-33462

Brendan's request, "since today is also April Fool’s Day, let’s cross or crown our journey with The Fool Tarot card ... wonders of the world await us in this 'Poems in April challenge'!" 

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13 Comments:

At Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Frank Hubeny said...

I liked the joke about the nose growing 12 inches and becoming a foot.

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Me too!

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:17:00 AM, Blogger Therisa's World said...

Thank you, for your humorous poem, was laughing with witty lines of verse, on this very early Sunday morning, or a late Saturday night (I leave this, up to you, to choose.). And for, brightening up my weekend. You're a peach, Jim. :)

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:41:00 AM, Blogger grapeling said...

and a good one, too ~

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 1:06:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

This made me smile - a foot as a nose made me smile.

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 1:16:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Clowns on the right and Jokers
on the left..

This is the perfect allusion for the prompt.

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 2:02:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is delightful!!❤️

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 6:27:00 AM, Blogger Moonie Noire said...

Great work!!

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 7:46:00 AM, OpenID blueoran said...

Some proper foolery here!

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:12:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Hahah!

 
At Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Bekkie Sanchez said...

What fun! This made me smile, Jim!

 
At Monday, April 03, 2017 3:23:00 PM, Blogger Paul Dear said...

Foolery of the highest order...I imagine prompt cards being held up and dropped as you read out loud a la Dylan.

 
At Monday, April 03, 2017 11:17:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Love a bit of humor to introduce the month. Thanks for providing it.

 

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