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Haiku to you Thursday: “Melodies”

The wind in the trees /

whistles the songs of near spring /

vibrating the buds

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Morning Pie”

Sunlight crusts the sky /

crimping red and orange hues /

to the mountains’ edges.

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Photo finish Friday: “Pitch in”

It takes a village to mulch a park.

It takes a village to mulch a park.

Pick up a pitch fork and come pitch in.
Bring a rake — we’ll show where to begin.
Bring a wheelbarrow to move stuff around;
there are weeds to pull and mulch to lay down.
From 2 to 4 come down to ONK park.
We’ll work some, but not up to dark.
Stop by on Sunday with your pair of gloves
and show this little park a lot of love.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Earth morning”

Rain plucks at the soil /

Thunder cackles through the clouds /

Earth’s face awakens.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Flaps”

Wind slaps the darkness /

folding into noisy flaps /

pieces of the night.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Cold love”

Revenge is a dish /

best served cold. May God serve yours /

on a plate of love.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “crumbles”

birthday cake crumbles /

in front of tomorrow’s wind /

wicks, words, wrappings slump

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Sunday silliness: two poems in response to Facebook postings

[Editor's note: both of these poems I wrote in quick fashion, a bit of silliness, a bit of fun. Taking maybe 30 minutes each, at most.]

Minister of the dart

O’ minister of the dart
whose aim is true,
sending the dart flying
threw and through.

Toward the bull’s eye
your throw did wend
with an aim so perfect
your foes became friends.

O’ minister of the dart
whose aim is true
I’ve never seen a bull cry,
until now. Have you?

Written on March 5th in response to a Facebook posting by Chris Buice, minister at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN, in which he wrote about throwing the winning dart in a game that gone so long that even his opponents cheered.

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That four-foot long

Put that four-foot long
back where it belongs –
don’t leave it out in the aisle.
Put back that four-foot long
with the smell so strong –
don’t leave it in a public pile.
Put away that four-foot long
you silly ding-dong –
even at Fellini we have a style.
A code we relate
no need to masticate
or pretend to be in denial.
So, put that four-foot long
back where it belongs –
don’t leave it out for public trial.

Written on March 9th in response to a Facebook posting by Brian Griffin about being in the Fellini Kroger in Knoxville, TN. If you don’t know, you can use Google and find out all about it. There is even a Fellini Kroger Facebook page and another for Friends of Fellini Kroger. As far as anyone can tell, the Italian director never set foot in Fellini Kroger … at least not in this plane of existence.

And in case you are wondering, the four-foot long is a sausage, not a snake, though who knows, someday that may happen in Fellini K.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Leaves”

Give me all you love. /

Leave your hate beneath the tall tree. /

The leaves will shape it.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Susurrate”

Brown leaves susurrate /

beneath the rake’s battered tines /

budding blossoms bared.

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