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Photo finish Friday: “Taste is Summer”

Taste is Summer

Dance, proboscis, dance.

Nectar of the cone flower

sways with your summer.

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Photo finish Friday: “Golden”

Golden

Morning light reflects /

Golden from the tablecloth. /

Toast and tea awake.

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#haiku #photo #poem #poetry #morning #light #golden #tablecloth #toast #tea #oldnorthknoxville #davidebooker #july #friday #2021

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“Monkey down”

Monkey down

Some folks went down there to see /

That monkey by the river in Tennessee. /

In this little town called Dayton /

Big Ol’ lawyers are set about debatin’ /

How you and me and Aunt Myrtle got here /

When all of that is rightly clear. /

We didn’t come by way of no monkey. /

All that talk is hooey and junkie. /

We got here by way of the stork, /

Who huffed and puffed and gave a goose snort. /

Dropped us off one by one, /

Except for Aunt Myrtle’s two twin sons. /

Those kids came full COD. /

The postman had a hernia and had to be relieved. /

No, we didn’t come by no monkey shines, /

I’ve had no nip of that moon shine. /

And maybe we can make ourselves a few dimes, /

Selling local junk to those Northern dude kinds. /

To those folks that think us quaint /

‘Cause we’re closer to the soil to feel its taint. /

We got us a fine young man, /

Who may have taught science, to take the stand. /

We’ll raise a ruckus and call attention, /

But we like the guy, so they’ll be no lynchin’. /

Radio from Chicago will be here to broadcast. /

We’ll do what we can to make this theater last. /

So come on down in the hot, July sun. /

Humidity’s here. We’re sure to have some fun.

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Photo finish Friday: “Fish of the land”

Fish of the land

If fruits de mer means /

fruits of the sea, should berries /

be fish of the land?

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#haiku #poem #poetry #berries #fruit #fish #sea #land #oldnorthknoxville #davidebooker #photooftheday #poemoftheday #july #friday #2021

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Haiku and photo: “Rest”

Rest

Rest upon the sun. /

Bee nestled into flower. /

Days work is now done.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #bee #flower #sun #sunflower #day #rest #davidebooker #oldnorthknoxville #photooftheday #poemoftheday #july #friday #2021

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Photo finish Friday: “Berries”

Berries

Summer’s full embrace: /

heat, sun, blooms, rain, love, berries. /

Time kisses ripeness.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #berries #sun #summer #heat #time #kisses #ripeness #photooftheday #oldnorthknoxville #davidebooker #poemoftheday #july #friday #2021

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Haiku and photo: “Stepping stones”

Stepping stones

Petals in morning. /

White stepping stones to the sun. /

Light and shadows climb.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #petals #light #shadows #morning #sun #stones #davidebooker #oldnorthknoxville #photooftheday #poetryoftheday #june #friday #2021

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Photo finish Friday: “The Tong Dynasty”

The Tong Dynasty

King Kong and Godzilla met in a kitchen. /

King Kong heard Godzilla wailin’ and bitchin’ . /

“My toast! My toast! I can’t get it out. /

“My toast! My toast! It’s stuck in that snout. /

Every time I reach in sparks fly out. /

Angry it is!” He stomped round about. /

King Kong reached forth with bamboo tongs. /

They grabbed that toast like a pair of thongs. /

Godzilla thank Kong and went on his way. /

Thus, civilization was saved that day.

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Photo finish Friday: “Today we cry”

Today we cry

Today we cry, for /

Tomorrow we smile when clouds /

float our scars away.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #cry #clouds #scars #tomorrow #today #photooftheday #poemoftheday #davidebooker #oldnorthknoxville #june #friday #2021

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Photo finish Friday: “Hanging around”

Hanging around

Flowing with the creek /

Gathering along the banks /

The trash never ends.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #may #thursday #2020 #trash #creeks #banks #firstcreekgreenway #oldnorthknoxville #knoxville #tennessee

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