Monthly Archives: September 2021

I didn’t know it

I didn’t know it,

but my fuzzy ginger friend

had a helpful hand to lend.

He helped me out of a predicament

by my use of the helping hand he leant;

and it’s plain to see

there was more to him

when there was less of me.

“Your Guttering!”

“Your guttering

is spluttering!”

said a fluttering butterfly

that was just passing by.

I looked,

and it was.

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“Why?” I questioned.

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“Bee cause it is.”

buzzed a busy bee.

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Which made much sense to me.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 4

Autumn’s mist arrives,

adds a cool chill to the air,

and then leaves us … leaves.

.

That is a Haiku;

it is in no way funny,

and tales of Nature.

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I can do Haiku;

though for a while they were not –

as they were silly.

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Now, if I have to,

I can write serious things,

and leave puns behind.

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The Sun rose tofday;

but it did so quite unseen

due to the mizzle.

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“This’ll confuse them.”

said the Sun in his ‘hot’ voice.

Well, we had no choice

.

but to be confused.

We stared at the dusty sky,

then went back to bed.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 3

I almost forgot!

I’ve seven Haiku to write

and it’s almost two.

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Of the Clock I mean,

in the afternoon, lunchtime –

if lunch is had late.

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What a state I’m in;

without a single idea

of what I’m to write.

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I’d hate to fail now,

on the third day of seven

having just started.

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Better make a start,

then I can catch up later,

before midnight comes.

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But, on what subject?

Telekinesis? Maybe…

but ‘probably’ not.

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I know, it’s simple,

I’ll write some quick Senryu

about fluffy ducks.

G:)

Not a Poem in Sight

I looked around …

and found …

not a single, solitary poem

anywhere.

Usually there was one near here,

or over there;

but, no, not a rhyme to be seen

upon the scene.

I mean,

what is a poet to do

when there isn’t a poetry clue

that jumps up and says,

“How do you do!”

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 2

Day 1 Haikus / Senryus here

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So, here is day two;

the second day of seven,

you can do the math.

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And what has happened?

I mean, have there been changes?

Or is all the same?

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Never mind all that,

let us continue to write:

seven more haiku.

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I know, ‘Senryu!’

There’s not a large difference,

just a state of style.

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Humorous poems,

where there’s a lightness of touch,

and maybe a pun.

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Not that puns matter –

hash-tag puns matter I write,

because I do care.

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And seven now done;

and what have we achieved here …

remains to be seen.

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Day 1 Haikus / Senryus here.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – day 1

Seven Haiku days

all in a row – so ‘no’ gaps;

that makes forty-nine.

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Senryu are fine –

or a mixture of both types

is also okay.

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Starting with the first,

I shall follow a sequence –

but not a seance.

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As you can tell here,

my verses are Senryu

which means they’re funny.

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I do serious

as often as I shower –

that is once a year.

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Okay, maybe not;

it’s maybe more frequently

twice or thrice even.

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So, on with the write,

making sure my syllables

add up exactly.

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http://2 https://graemesandford.com/2021/09/23/seven-days-of-seven-haiku-a-day-day-2/ via @Graeme_Sandford

The Day After Autumn Arrives

“Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!

No one believes

the amount of leaves

that will fledge from the trees;

and fall upon my garden.”

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“Pardon?”

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“Oh, nothing – it’s just work for me to do.”

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“Would you rather they did levitate?”

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“No … probably not.”

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“Good. Now just get on with your task –

it’s all I ask.”

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“Thanks, G! Perhaps you could lend a hand?”

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“Okay.”

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And the winds did blow

And the leaves did fall

And so I chased after them –

And G looked down

smiled

and had a ball.

Awesome Autumn

Autumn is …

awesome,

that’s all I can say,

as I just used the similarities

of the words

to fuel my word play.

In Autumn / The Fall

In Autumn,

a leaf fell;

in the Fall,

it also fell;

be it one or the other,

the result was the same:

the first to fall,

I have found,

presages a general

leaf fest upon the ground.