Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mini Challenge -- another added to my boat poems

My boat
 
My thrill started before I knew
just what a boat was.  I'd found an
old bottle from somewhere I have
forgotten now.  On rainy days
 
I'd put my little boat into
a stream of water gushing down
the hill and away.  On it's down
hill trek I'd be there acting as
 
Captain of my ship, steering, not
aware how fragile my vessel
might have been It didn't bother
that I had to go, bring it back
 
I'd do it over and over
again and again.  When I tired
the boat went in my stash, along
with my other make to do toys
 

[Taken at the Little Venice Canal Boat show, 2014, London, U.K.]
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2014 and 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 
 
I'm linked with 
For the mini-challenge I have 104 words.
Some boats for me on this blog, http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/search?q=boat
 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Challenge Poem, a "Predicament"

A Monumental Predicament;
 seeing reality through distorted lens
 
"Is it permitted," she asked,
"Five second rule I dare ask
May I blow dust off my crisp
Before it goes in my mouth
 
Or should I open a new
Feed this crisp to my feline
She'd have a tad to much salt
Dust.  Another hair ball start
 
I will not sleep tonight, not
until I know the answer
Monumental problem brews
What O what now shall I do
 
We will ask the cat, she knows
She eats off the floor, sometimes
I watch her, no worries there
O dear, O dear, I will cry."
 


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Photos and Poem Copyright, © 2007 and 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - Photo is Amber from my 2007 posting, http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2007/04/cat-whisperer-and-cat-in-window.html . Amber died in 2013 at age 19. 
 - Some other of my blog posts where "cats" have come into play:
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=cat
 - I am linked to 'Fireblossom' at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "The Distorted Lens", at
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/09/fireblossom-friday-distorted-lens.html where we are asked to "write from the point of view of someone who is seeing reality through a distorted lens."
 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma survivors.

 

Contented Cat, all fifty-four survived, Hemingway's cats
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[Hemingway's study over the garage -- Open to cats and public now]
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(my American Sentence Haiku/Senryū for today)
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Photos and Poem Copyright, © 2014 and 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
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   - Photos were previously posted on my "Jim's Little Blog" on December 24, 2014, http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-alphabe-thursday-5th-letter-f-some.html  [Scroll down about halfway for the Key West pictures.]
  - I'm linking with Marian of The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-tuesday-platform_19.html
 
 

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