Saturday, April 08, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 8 -- My Place -- A Saturday Morning Poem

my Place

My place? I have no place
There's no place of solace for me
Oh there are places I can go
But none that I can call my own
There' no place just for me
But back when I was very young
There was such a place I could go
Down by the creek half mile away
On the southeast corner
Of Dad's farm it was, habitat
A place where wildlife spent their years
And I could come for afternoons
A place for me to sit
A place where I could run, deer-like
A place where I could be naked
And do what I liked, even smoke
Now it's not my place, mine
That place remains, 'twas me who left
I tried to carry it with me
I have a home but not a place
In younger years, almost
I'd ride my scooter up and down
Roads either side the Rio Grande
Now it's my ragtop old Mustang
It's not like younger days
Still try. I have a room, study
But it's in my home, one I share
I have no place to go away
My place? It's in my head
In my heart, there's a younger day
Mustn't let those days slip away. 
I may go and there I may stay
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Hope and the Places That Heal You 

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 - I'm also linked to Day Eight of NaPoWriMo,

My poem is inspired after reading Sherry's posted poem by Wendell Berry.  It is a tear jerker of sorts.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 7 -- a Senryū Pair, Art Inspired

 . ."Big Owl" by Kaoro Kawano,  Fair Use

Big Owl Sits 
Big owl sits by pool
On duty all day and night
Scaring birds away
Bird bath it's not
But when they catch him sleeping 
Time for hot tub bath  
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Photo is a "Screen print" from my computer of Kaoru Kawano's print, Big Owl.
You can find it in his On-line works, here:

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Let's Paint a Picture, 

- - -and 
 - I'm also linked to Day Seven of NaPoWriMo,
Kerry would like us to write our poem after 'grazing' through some of the artist, Kaoru Kawano, and write what might come to mind.  I am also gazing out the back window beside me and seeing the blackbirds using our hot tub as a bird bath. 
Supposedly we can place a sculptured owl near the birds will stay away.  Some say it work, some say not.  I found this owl print in his portfolio on the WikiArt Internet site ( ).

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-06 -- a Children's Poem for the Young

Henry and the Pansies
Henry was up late last night
Munching from Grandpa's pansies
Henry slept in this morning
Still full of Grandpa's tasties.  

Grandpa went to his garden
He'd water before the sun

He found a mess, almost cried
Now what have those rabbits done
Grandma said they've eaten bad
They ate most of your pansies   

Grandpa did cry knowing that
What to do, they're not candies
Both put their heads together
Grandma said, think I've got it
Grandpa wrung his hands, waiting
Waiting for Grandma, say what
We can build them a shelter
A nice place where they can eat
And come sleep, Grandpa added
Then they made a hutch for them 
A hangout for the bunnies
They could eat and sleep and dream
Henry was happy, he laughed
Grandpa laughed and Grandma smiled
And Grandpa's pansies were saved
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Celebrating Children's Poetry - Dreaming with Stacie, 

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 - I'm also linked to Day Six of NaPoWriMo,

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-05 -- a Poem about SpaceTime plus

The prompt today is to write about space time
We know more than we think, we use it all the time
Meet you on the corner of Elm and Broad
There we have space, two dimensions, Elm, Broad 
And they intersect only in one place 
Trouble. It's a seven story building 
Oh yes, don't forget there's a basement too
Add another dimension, height. Fifth floor 

Fine.  Shall we wait there all day, bring a book
No, we will meet there at noon for our lunch 
Add still another dimension, time, twelve
Surely that's enough, space and time, 4D 
It would be enough, space and time. Let's change
We'll not meet If it gets too hot or cold 
Not over eighty or under sixty
5D, Oak, Elm, floor, time, and temperature

I've illustrated, formula is yours 
You make, use x,y,z,t,and t'

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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with(Bjorn) at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Space time and the special theory of relativity, 
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 - I'm also linked to Day Five of NaPoWriMo,
He has an excellent discussion at the above link and includes a bit on the Theory of Relativity.  I copied a part of his first sentence of our instructions to make my first line.

Three of our pictures of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. 
We had coffee there in January.  Other D.C. holiday posts, link

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-04 -- a Tuesday Platform Poem

Our three colors
The ink is black, the paper’s white
Now let us choose another one
Granddaughter's choice would be purple
Purple basket ball goal and pole
Purple room, purple clothes, our choice
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with Marian at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform
 - - -and
 - I'm also linked to Day Four of NaPoWriMo,

The Tuesday Platform is open to past or present posts. Since this is for the National Poem Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) I needed this new one.  Marian did have a prompt, the first line of a possible five line poem.  Easy day, I chose to do her Prompt.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-03 -- an April's Ways Poem

Wintered Survivors' Sounds and Thoughts
I was thinking about the frostbite
Our plants suffered this January
Sitting on the deck, getting some sun
Thoughts drifting, sun also damages
I was hearing voices, squeaky ones
Near baby talk, think three-year-old child
Now and then muffled sobs emitting
Oh dear, oh dear, what has Mother done
Lovely Lady in orange is gone
So pretty, she stood erect all day
And Purple Violet lost her limbs
Aunt Oleander we thought she'd gone
Opening my left eye I noticed
Plants and flowers, their lips seemed to move 
Pointing here, there, Lady's been replaced
Violet too, Vincas now, pink and white
 Old Lovely Lady,
got frozen to the ground
Oleanders edges by the fence 
Amputated sprouts, growing some new
Opening other eye, all was calm
The plants now still, their message given
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Speaking for Spring’s Stillborn Sprouts,
 - - -and
 - I'm also linked to Day Three of NaPoWriMo,

Kerry's Challenge, "I invite you to write a new poem from the point of view of a grieving plant whose sprouts were just killed as a result of climate change."

New Vinca patch

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-02 -- an Acrostic poem, Aquarious, Trappist-1 -- a Primer

 April is National  Poetry Month, here is my second:
 (a 55 word limit, acrostic was my choice of form)

Aquarius (Constellation)
quaint, still closest
under guise, Milky way
aquarius, Ptolemy's delight
revered long ago
imagined, Greek mythology and astrology
under guise, star clutter
stars with planets, 12

Trappist-1 (Stellar System)
runtish Aquarius star
abiogenesis* likely 
planets seven
perhaps inhabitable 
intensely heated 
star, atypic
tidal locking** 
1.5 to 18 Earth days make a year
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Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Picture from Wikipedia,,_Piscis_Australis_%26_Ballon_Aerostatique.jpg [A representation of Aquarius printed in 1825 as part of Urania's Mirror (including a now-obsolete constellation, Ballon Aerostatique south of it - Public Domain)]

Aquarius Wikipedia Article,

 - I'm linked with Kelly O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Flash 55 Plus!, at 
 - - -and
 - I'm also linked to Day One of NaPoWriMo,

*Abiogenesis is the natural process by which life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds -- Reference Wikipedia Link: 

**tidal locking means one side of each planet is permanently facing the star -- Reference Wikipedia Link:

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