Turning 120

As some of my WP-friends have noted, my birthday was last week; I turned 43-years-old. ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿผ Anyway, I'm not much into celebrating my birthday, but I consider it important to do so for my daughter's sake; and we decided to go out for a late brunch on Friday to a local cafรฉ that specializes in… Continue reading Turning 120

Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)

An acrostic tanka for Sadje's birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ Supportive; caring; Attentive; understanding; Deliberative Jump-starter of our muses Engages us all with love Happy 61st birthday, Sadje! I think I speak for many bloggers on WordPress when I say that your daily contributions to our collective community make each day a little brighter ~ thanks for being… Continue reading Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)

From an anonymous sender

dโ€™Verse prosery "I used to love gardening... small, branching lavender shrubs; heavy, pink peonies; trumpet-shaped lilies... Oh, and Iโ€™d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace, my Dearest. That would be truly, truly divine." "Grandma?" "Yes, Darling?" "Could you tell me again about The Peace Times? Tell me about… Continue reading From an anonymous sender

Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories

An Abhanga following her birthday young, joyous memories bounce at her Gymboree never to age her purple sequin dress amidst giggles and shouts left no possible doubts whose special day Abhanga? We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. #TankaTuesday… Continue reading Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories

Winter, or: Spring

A haibun Next week, our 7-year-old daughter will have her first birthday party. We have, of course, celebrated her birthday at home every year, and she always gets more gifts from her parents and grandparents than she knows what to do with. However, this will be the first time that she'll ever have had a… Continue reading Winter, or: Spring

Whispered wonders, or: Dream Queen

A magnetic shadorma birthday girl, Dream Queen of kind world, plays; pretends; imagines adventuring, wings aglow, through whispered wonders Shadorma? a six-line stanza;syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5 per line, for a total of 26 syllables;a poem may consist of one stanza, or an unlimited number of stanzas (a series of shadormas). Magnetic poetry? Poetry constructed from words… Continue reading Whispered wonders, or: Dream Queen

Books for her 7th birthday

Our daughter will soon be seven-years-old; and this is only the second year that she's made any requests to us regarding birthday presents. Last year, for her 6th birthday, she asked us to gift her Disney princess dolls, which we ordered online. I wasn't entirely thrilled with that choice, but it was a totally reasonable… Continue reading Books for her 7th birthday

The Baby Jesus, or: Yeshu haTinok

An American sentence: If Christ was born on Christmas, his circumcision was held on New Year's. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading The Baby Jesus, or: Yeshu haTinok