Friday, March 17, 2017

His bag was packed ~~ a poem to show incongruity

His bag was packed ...
His bag was packed and food was in the chest
A place for the dog and his bike as well
Well-worn baseball glove stuffed beside some toys
All the things in life he had missed at hand
Our hero first stopped at the grocery
To buy a new tooth brush and some sodas
Coming out he found vehicle booted
The ticket read "Two Hundred Dollar fine"
"Improper parking" -- he's on the sidewalk
Nothing to do but call Dad and come home
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2010 (photo) and 2017 (poem), All Rights Reserved
2010 Photo at

I'm linked with  at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,

Her instructions were "... incongruity lies at the heart of humor, as well. It is the absurd, the thing we don't expect, that is often the very thing which makes us laugh. And so, your poem can be light, if you wish. So, mix it up, explore incongruity. Then link! Please write a NEW poem for this prompt, and no haiku or such like." 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ides of March -- a Limerick Poem

Beware the Ides of March
See they are come The Ides of March
Still our leader is in the arch
He's alive and well
Seer's word he'd quell
Here yes, today's still 15 March

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- - - Picture is "Public Doman' from Wikipedia,

I'm linked again with Kelly O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform ~~
 - From Wikipedia, The Ides of March originally was a religious holiday.  Also Ides is a mid month celebration, on the 13th or 15th, on the 13th for most months, but on the 15th for March, May, July, and October.
 - I first learned of the Ides of March from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
 - More from Wikipedia, "In modern times, the Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate. As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved. According to Plutarch,[19] a seer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March.

 - "On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, "The Ides of March are come", implying that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied "Aye, Caesar; but not gone."[19] This meeting is famously dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March."[20][21] The Roman biographer Suetonius[22] identifies the "seer" as a haruspex named Spurinna." 

 - I really wanted to write modern Ides thoughts but time got away from me -
 - Happy Ides of March Day -
 - Celebrate, don't dread it -

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy National Pi Day ~~ a Pi Poem (Pi-om), this year a Limerick

To the fridge Grandfather Jim went 
In there he'd find a pie for Lent
The fridge was oh so bare
Leftovers and a hare
Rabbit fit for pie he was bent
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    I've used the rabbit picture before, first in 2008 (link) as my Easter Rabbit surprise.  I have no idea where it originated, it came on a chain e-mailing.
    Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2017, All Rights Reserved

    I'm linked with Kelly O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform ~~
Today is National Pi Day (check it) to celebrate March 14 (3rd month, 14th day -- 3.14 = pi)

"Pi" is a mathematical constant equaling 3.14159265359.  For most applications 3.14 or 3.1416 is usually sufficient.  For approximation we can use 3 1/7.

A lot of people will be writing a "Pi Poem.  Different form and free form will be used, some will use a Pi-Kau, a three line special poem of  a three syllable, a one syllable, and a four syllable lines.  This year I am writing a Limerick, one year I wrote pi-kau form.
My other years 'pi poems' are here.
  • Pi is useful for finding areas and volumes when the object is a circle or a cylinder. 
  • In a formula we can abbreviate pi to be represented for pi by using the Greek letter "π".
  • What is Pi?  It is the circumference of any circle, divided by its diameter.  Also using this equation, we can back out and find dimensions by manipulating the formula.
  • For example, knowing the diameter ("D") of a circle we can find the circumference ("C") by using the formula, C = π x D. 
  • Pi Day also happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein. (born 1879) You could eat a pie or play an Einstein-themed trivia game, or have an Einstein impersonator contest. 
  • Mrs. Jim is making me a pi Day pie, I hope rhubarb.
I used a Pi a lot in my studies as I have eight college mathematics courses giving me a Minor of Math to supplement my Economics Major for my Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston.

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