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    i brew about
    a cup of tea
    and wonder what to coffee
    bean
    during the day i may
    not keen
    to coco dream
    a leaf is lean
    coffee too stream
    to choco steam
    bitter is mean
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    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    the river
    cruises
    across the bruisers
    it is to take
    losers
    off chosers
    who says nature
    never truders
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    the snail
    drifts around
    itīs own tail.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    (sigh) not so nonsensical as I thought (in retrospect)

    71 Miles

    Tra la !
    Oil change
    Tra La !
    engine icon aflash
    not a crash... just sitting
    Tra La !!
    dry dipstick......
    TRa La !!
    phone disconnected... dis-jointed... email ???
    TRA La !!!!!
    (awaiting - awaiting -awaiting)
    TRA LA !!!!!!!!!
    lyrics going through brainpan: It's the End of the World (and I Feel Fine)... then
    TRA LA !!! LA !! LA !! LA !! LA !! LA LA LA TRA LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAA !!!

    3/18/2022

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 03-18-2022 at 03:14 PM. Reason: transposed two lines
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    LoL!

    Smiling disgraces!
    Want to write!
    Slow PC!
    Want to e-mail..
    Slow PC!
    Want to surf...
    Slow PC!
    Want to throw PC out of the winder
    No PC!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    lol... can relate; terrible internet (hence wi-fi) here. Since my laptop is overheating (prolly cat fur) I'm using a chrome book with so little memory it can't accept a windows update ... which slows it down and nags that it needs an update (lol).

    Long story short my car has been returned by the oil change company... hopefully with no repercussions due to an oil leak from a pine needle being stuck between a new oil filter and the housing... go figger.


    A poem I'm pondering/developing for our local poetry challenge using "lost" words (subject to change of course):

    his flosculations reeked of halitosis
    and missing teeth...
    (who can afford a dentist ? )
    blue jeans pulled down as if saburrated
    he's the modern urban male
    highly prized to pass on his genes
    ... but not pass on free finger food
    during happy hour at the local lounge

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 03-19-2022 at 02:40 PM. Reason: blue jeans, et al
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Your poem:
    "his flosculations reeked of halitosis
    and missing teeth...
    (who can afford a dentist ?
    blue jeans pulled down as if saburrated
    he's the modern urban male
    highly prized to pass on his genes
    ... but not pass on free finger food
    during happy hour at the local lounge"

    I like the ironic take. The unusual words are of course intended, but I need some explanations:

    "Saburrated??"

    "free finger food- free for all food offerings at the happy hour?"

    "blue jeans pulled down"-Is this a metapher, my foreign (mis)understanding or does your urban male really walk around with pulled down trousers(lol-wondering how the church people would react)?


    My nonsensical contribution:

    Whirlpools!
    Fiery columns of words and waters
    Hurricane dandelions
    Sleeping on lakes of lava!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    (lol) From "The Phrontistery" (lost words)... https://phrontistery.info/clw.html

    flosculation, n, 1651 -1651. an embellishment or ornament in speech.

    saburrate v 1623 -1658. to put sand or gravel in a ship as ballast

    "Happy Hour" promotional Bar/Lounge time set aside for drink specials & Finger Foods (see below) especially after the 5:00 pm work crowds hit the streets.

    "Finger food" must be a north American affectation: Food/snacks easily selected from bowls: chips/nuts/and so much more (see slide show)... https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food...er-food-ideas/
    : also fun for Halloween... https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    "blue jeans pulled down"-Is this a metapher, my foreign (mis)understanding or does your urban male really walk around with pulled down trousers(lol-wondering how the church people would react)?
    ... Yes, not a metaphor... (lol) Again, perhaps a north American trend... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagging_(fashion)
    Hasn't been an issue in my church, but perhaps in other areas ?

    "Hurricane dandelions"... Love it !! Mine are blooming and family has been warned in the past to leave them alone.


    onomatOpoEIA

    Oof da ! He misspellingly uttered
    Neigh not so spoke the crow (how unlike the raven)
    Oozing along the avenues crunching,
    Munching on Cheetos, fingers stained
    Admiring the view... Achoo !
    The allergies flaring up again: **** a doodle doo !
    Oozing along... honk honk!
    Pew pew ! Pew pew ! Dodging bullets !! (slosh)
    Ouch !!! Spilt me hot drink !
    Evasion mode: The pitter patter of little feet
    I lub dubbed - a heart palpitating shuffle
    Applause in susurration (bows)

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 03-21-2022 at 02:51 AM. Reason: misspelled lost
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    (Lol)There is a lot here;
    Phrontistery site doesnīt open. A pitty, because I got curious.

    "flosculation"- In German they have the word Floskel.

    "Happy Hour"- also an habit here in Sampa, at least it was until pandemics.

    "Finger food"-Of course, food one eats with the fingers!Yumm!
    https://caminhoslanguages.com/blog/p...ood-in-brazil/

    "blue jeans pulled down"-Lol! Never heard about this US male dress cultural revolution involving school, police, judges and US authorities from the highest rank. Go ahead with it!

    Enjoyed the onomatOpoem!

    Minimalistic
    Tic, tic, tic
    Tictac
    Tictac tic
    Tictac, tictac
    tictac, tictac, tictac
    tictac, tictac, tictac,tictac
    tictac, tictac, tictactac
    tictac, tictac, tictac, tictac
    Tictac, tac, tac, tac,tac
    tiitaac, tiictaac, taac, taac
    tiiiiiic, taaaaac!
    titac
    t......!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Floskelen ! Just the very explanation of my poem !!! Brigadeiro sound yummy ! Sorry for The Phrontistery not opening at your end, it's a great resource for obscure words. onomatOpoem! !!! What a great turn of phrase ! Enjoyed your minimalist poem... brought to mind listening to a noisy ticking clock while trying to get to sleep.

    The Phlyarology of the Apanthropinizator

    Listening to the Talking Heads -
    Not the banal on TV discussing all
    kinds of Cain this side of the
    Garden... "Home, is where I want
    to be" the latest earworm -
    soothing this lackadaisical Spring
    day this side of the equator -
    whispering winds susurrate:
    "don't forget to clean up your mess"
    Ok, a slight disruption in the force
    Need to water the Shamrock plant
    ... it's gasping. A neglected box of
    poetry and piles of homeliness here
    and there... and dishes! Meds at noon
    ... done... Bed undone... OK soon!
    "This aint no party, This aint no Disco"
    "This aint no fooling around"... googling
    Heebie Jeebies: LOL, Yeah, I got that.
    Eggs scrambled for brunch, with curry
    (mmm)... more dishes (hmmmmm)
    Hide them in the broken dishwasher
    (heh heh)... Alexa's gagging on the wi-fi
    "We're not little children...
    we're on the road to nowhere...
    come on inside"; great advice with the
    allergens hopping on the breeze -
    screaming with glee as if on a carnival
    ride... "Alexa, continue" for the umpteenth
    ... and time wanders on lazily


    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Lo!!Identify fully with the homely situations portrayed in the poem. Are there still animals around?

    Waiting wishfully...watchfully!
    Whisperings and hissing in the background!
    Dark night, no shadows, no dreams!

    But then sun!
    Pigeons flapping fleafull wings
    And dogs singing their morning song
    on the warming square!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Fun Poem ! I like the alliteration

    Ah... pets: (kitties) Taffy Doodles is still hanging in there after 20? years or so; Tinker Bell, our black kitty, weighs about 8 kg. and still likes to dominate; Rosie still an indoors at night / outdoors by gentle day; (rabbit) Thumper Bumper (what we settled on for a name... though I entice him with a bit of banana by calling him Mr. Bunny Rabbit in a nasally voice); (dog) Maya... a shorthair German Shepherd who has to stay at my Sister-in-law's home (doesn't like cats) on the compound. In addition my daughter has a dog of mixed breed at her home on the compound (senior moment - can't remember his name, lol), and my Sister-in-law has a long haired German Shepherd (Koņa).(sigh) All the equines have passed on.



    Waterwill: The Elder, Snouted Sturgeon

    A pool, however hard it tries,
    is rarely becalmed

    Stopping at the pool I imagine an elder, snouted sturgeon
    Down, down, down into the darkness goes the elder, snouted sturgeon
    Gently it goes - the elder, amongst the younger, the big and small

    In my mind's eye I stare incredulously at the tam-o'-shanter
    the elder, snouted sturgeon wears
    Down, down, down into the darkness wearing its tam,
    Gently it goes - amongst the younger, the big and the small -
    the elder, snouted sturgeon.



    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Liked this sturgeon poem(hope you are saving all your poems elsewhere too)

    Glad to know that the kitties are all fine. Taffy Doodles 20 years old? Shouldnīt wonder, he probably lives like a pasha! And also that Thumper or Bumper has reverted to healthier food habits since his youthful days, when he enjoyed nibbling telephone lines.

    Happy Dog Days


    Bow wow wow
    How are you?

    Be we we
    Big friend it's me

    Letīs sing that we are free!
    However short this liberty!

    Puddles of rain!
    Joyous matter.
    Splish splash, splish splash, splish plash
    In and out of the water!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Your doggie poem is adoreable !!! Thumper Bumper still manages to nibble cords within reach; we're less apt to keep anything near but he still surprises us. Yes, Taffy Doodles has it made; pretty sure he's over 20 now. I've been gathering my poems in a Google doc so I can access them cross-platform, but need to get my old laptop to stop over-heating so I can gather them from there as well from miscellaneous files all over...


    tailor's Torment - A Broken Villanelle

    tailor couldn't stop thinking about the box
    It was just so odd, blue, and tiny
    Seems he always forgot to change the clocks

    That morning tailor walked twelve blocks
    He found himself feeling rather piney
    tailor couldn't stop thinking about the box

    Later, as tailor was eating his lox
    He thought the situation had become too spiny
    Seems he always forgot to change the clocks

    I tried to distract him with more walks
    Said his mind had become too whiny
    tailor couldn't stop thinking about the box

    tailor decided to become cunning like a fox
    Though his thoughts couldn't be less sunshiny
    Seems he always forgot to change the clocks

    tailor nosedived into a parallel sandbox
    His mind had turned to mush
    tailor couldn't stop thinking about the box
    Seems he always forgot to change the clocks

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Thanks! A miserlol poem!


    Unruly

    The door doesnīt open
    The window doesnīt close
    The telephone doesnīt ring

    Pans gliding noisily to the ground
    Glasses are nowhere to be found

    Internets to the clouds retire
    House is a maze and a mire

    Such is the rebellion of mutet things.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 03-24-2022 at 09:35 AM.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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