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    Starting a thread of tiny poems

    I never "got" the concept of "haiku" and wonder if it really works in the English language. But I love the concept ofbrevity. I would like to read tiny, ten-second poems by my fellow-networkers.
    Here's one to get the ball rolling:

    "Modern Love"
    I am broken.
    Fix me.
    Last edited by AuntShecky; 08-06-2007 at 08:38 PM. Reason: wasn't finished

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    Is there a word limitation AuntShecky?

    Anyway anticipating a "no"..........


    Suyapi cities

    They took all the stars
    from the sky and
    fixed them to the ground.

    Such power!
    I've always found it rather exciting to remember that there is a difference between what we experience and what we think it means.


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    No word counts. They just have to be really brief.

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    Humidity

    A sponge, full up
    Stuck to a wall
    Trying to move.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    You were there
    So was I
    Luck was with us.
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    Loved all 3 previous tiny poems.

    Compatible Couple

    one, complaining;
    the other, compliant.

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    Sun breaks
    over towers of glass
    birds in rhythmic stillness
    on five wet, black wires -
    music written on the sky.

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    Warning! To all persons under forty. Please completely switch off your ability to visualize before reading this tiny poem!


    Oh Youth!

    You shine too bright. I need shades.

    Oh what the he**!

    I'm jumpin' in and goin' skinny dippin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    Sun breaks
    over towers of glass
    birds in rhythmic stillness
    on five wet, black wires -
    music written on the sky.
    Oh my goodness, what a picture you have given me. I think I will have to watch the high wires to see what tune they are playing.

    A cute little ditty..
    "All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got now."
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    An abandoned disc
    lay in the sunlit veranda.

    Upon it the sunshine
    shattered suddenly into shafts
    of all the cosmic colors
    there is and ever will be.
    Last edited by symphony; 11-04-2007 at 12:42 PM.
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    ...the smell of flowers through metal labyrinths.

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    The paper's corner flips lightly
    But how?
    The fan is blowing rain.

    (Sorry...I can't get past this humidity thing)
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampoule View Post
    Oh my goodness, what a picture you have given me. I think I will have to watch the high wires to see what tune they are playing.

    A cute little ditty..
    "All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got now."
    This is precious! Did you just pop this one out?

    Quote Originally Posted by apples of gold View Post
    Warning! To all persons under forty. Please completely switch off your ability to visualize before reading this tiny poem!


    Oh Youth!

    You shine too bright. I need shades.

    Oh what the he**!

    I'm jumpin' in and goin' skinny dippin'!
    This might be too long for here, but you tempted me:

    Shadowbox
    - to my youth

    something like air,
    you pretending to be
    in the dark,
    also fearless,
    yet afraid…
    your other face pinned
    in your eyes,
    butterflies displayed,
    once were jitterbugs…

    thinking you, with your gun
    of words,
    could win the war…
    believing the moon
    owned its pale, mottled light,
    and life, persistent as weeds,
    cared little where it grew…
    gone from a pink house,
    gray at last.

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    The universe
    with its trillion stars
    is no more
    than the width of my thumb
    Last edited by ktd222; 08-09-2007 at 08:46 AM.

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    I Pity the Guy

    It's not the proverbial
    herd of buffalo
    living in the apartment
    above Mr. G.
    but a 350-pound woman
    with a heavy foot.



    Peace Offering

    yeah well thanks.
    In the words of
    W.C. Fields to the iceman:
    "Put it down
    and get out."



    The Narcissist's Wedding

    I now pronounce you
    Man and self.



    Zen Tango

    For hands to make
    a clapping sound
    it takes two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    This is precious! Did you just pop this one out?
    Ooops, I wish. No, a fellow named Bill Staines wrote it. It's the chorus to the song. I'm in a singing group and this is part of our repertoire. And I also teach it to my students each year.

    All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands, or paws
    Or anything they got.

    Listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom
    Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
    Moans and groans with a big to-do
    The old cow just goes MOOOOO

    The dog and the cat pick up the middle
    While the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles
    The donkey brays and the pony neighs
    And the old coyote howls

    All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands, or paws
    Or anything they got.

    Listen to the top where the little birds sing
    On the melody with the high note ringing
    The hoot owl hollars over everything
    And the jaybird disagrees

    Singin' in the night-time, singin' in the day
    Little duck quacks, and he's on his way
    The possum ain't got much to say
    And the porcupine talks to himself

    All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands, or paws
    Or anything they got.

    It's a simple song of livin' sung everywhere
    By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
    Grumpy alligator and the hawks above
    Sly raccoon and the turtle dove.

    All God's critters got a place in the choir
    Some sing low, some sing higher
    Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
    And some just clap their hands, or paws, or claws, or hoofs,
    Or anything they got now.

    I'm leaving for hula practice soon, so.....

    Aloha!
    Kaholo right, kaholo left
    Ami, ami
    Around the island
    Aloha!
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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