On the hoof, or: Mad as a meat axe

A limerick Gordo gorged on meat when angry or nervous and could not bear slow restaurant service. Once, ol' Gordo ordered a whole cow - when the staff balked, he shouted, "Now!" On the hoof, the cook cried, "God, preserve us!" d'Verse prompt: Bon appétit food poetry At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to write poems about… Continue reading On the hoof, or: Mad as a meat axe

Yucky, or: Spoiled

A rhyming sijo I once received harsh rejection Upon expressing affection, For I'd erred in my selection, And bought some "yucky" confections; I guess... 'pon reflection... That she'd expected perfection. 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #7 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'perfection' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related… Continue reading Yucky, or: Spoiled

Once, or: Twice

A limerick Stop pulling my leg, lest you miss the boat. The fat lady ended on a very high note! Two peas in a pod? Sure, that's real... Two birds with one stone? No big deal... But just twice in a blue moon we get oats! d'Verse poetics prompt: Naming the rose At d'Verse, poets… Continue reading Once, or: Twice

Midwest, or: Middle East

A haibun On a stroll with my Mama near my childhood home in Iowa City, I abruptly stopped short as some guano landed on the sidewalk directly in front of me. I was in first grade at the time, but the memory remains stuck with me. In my mid-thirties, here in Jerusalem, a friend brought… Continue reading Midwest, or: Middle East

Sticks, or: Stones

My 1st Espinela A daft hog built a house of straw. His brother made his out of wood. Both got blown over where they stood, which neither foolish boar foresaw. Meanwhile, their sibling set his jaw, ever the intentional swine. He drafted a solid design; wasted no time with hay or sticks; erected fort of… Continue reading Sticks, or: Stones

Beeeep! or: After the tone

A kyrielle It's not that I'm being a jerk when I fail to answer the phone. Please, as I'm quite busy at work... Leave your message after the tone. Those crazy rumors of my death - They're all entirely overblown! So, for now, while I yet draw breath, leave your message after the tone. If… Continue reading Beeeep! or: After the tone

Dirac, or: Schrödinger

Poetry Partners #69 A clerihew by hutschi of 'Neues vom Hutschi' Paul Dirac constructed a strange adjunction: He knew all about nothing and called it the „Delta function“. hutschi: https://hutschi.wordpress.com/ A clerihew by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Erwin Schrödinger is best known for this zinger: A hypothetical puss that's both dead and alive...… Continue reading Dirac, or: Schrödinger