Would you like a cone, or: A cup?

An American sentence: She recalled weekly Friday ice cream outings with her father fondly. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading Would you like a cone, or: A cup?

All work, or: No play

Poetry Partners #118 A poem by Murisopsis of 'A Different Perspective' Laying down lies Lying down lanes Climbing the ladder Being a pain Practicing patience Patiently pacing Working on papers Checking the spacing Writing reminders Reminded of rights Weekly pay stubs Staying up nights Hurrying hours Ours aren’t a plus Docked for tardies Vacation’s a… Continue reading All work, or: No play

Wisps whirl, or: Rumbles growl

An Octelle Swells, lulls, ripples, captivating; Lazy drifting, bobbing, waiting; Wisps whirl far as eye can see; Fluffy duvet soothes rough sea; Rumbles growl into great roar; Tumble, rise, gasp, more-more-more! Swells, lulls, ripples, captivating; Lazy drifting, bobbing, waiting Octelle eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner; syllabic: 8, 8, 7, 7,… Continue reading Wisps whirl, or: Rumbles growl

Or, or: Or

Sevenling (Or offers) Or offers versatility, or food for thought, or three possibilities in one, as it were. I don't know or- do I? Or can be inclusive or exclusive. It sounds like our and er. Or, when switched in for and or but, gives pause (or should). Or suggests relation; contrast; even... tension. Sevenling… Continue reading Or, or: Or

The sinners are much more fun…

I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.-Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.-Jimmy Buffett (b. 1946) We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power,… Continue reading The sinners are much more fun…

Cheeks flush, or: Smiles flash

A haibun Summer is a time for picnics, and, therefore, a time for verdant, shady spots. There's something heavenly about lying on a blanket sheltered under the broad, leafy limbs of a friendly tree, delighting in the blossom scented breeze. For families with children or children at heart, such experiences are simply a must. midsummer… Continue reading Cheeks flush, or: Smiles flash

Ready, or: Here she comes

An American sentence: Growing in self-confidence, a child visits her friend unchaperoned. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Ready, or: Here she comes

Eventually, or: Thank goodness!

A Chōka Gymboree playdates; small girls... ack! That is to say, medium-sized girls playing, exhausting themselves on climbing walls, slides, trampolines, bungee towers, huge air mattresses, forts of enormous cushions, ball pits, balloon rooms, mini-soccer fields, dark rooms, swings, long balance beams, multiple levels, and then pizza followed by ice cream are actually enough to… Continue reading Eventually, or: Thank goodness!