Little pig, or: The big, bad wolf

A tanka running away she shrieks the terrified piglet not expecting me to be a wolf though my child begged that I should tickle her Prompts W3 poetry prompt For this week's W3 prompt, Suzette Benjamin encourages us to write: A) a haiku, OR: B) a tanka on the theme of โ€œa favorite way to… Continue reading Little pig, or: The big, bad wolf

Budapest, or: Home again

A haibun bright breezy spring sun outdoor seating brings relief after museum Well, we're back at home in Jerusalem. During our last (half) day in Budapest, we visited the Retro Interactive Museum, which was amazing. This was the fourth museum we visited (the others were the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of Sweets & Selfies,… Continue reading Budapest, or: Home again

Budapest, or: Unused cheap umbrellas

A haibun parks and streets offer respite from windswept river (as does cruise ship bar) Apartment >> Hungarian Parliament Building >> Chocolate Museum >> Margaret Bridge >> Margaret Island >> walk along the Buda shore >> Elisabeth Bridge >> evening cruise on the Danube >> video game arcade in city center >> ride on the… Continue reading Budapest, or: Unused cheap umbrellas

Budapest, or: Ice latte sunshine

A haibun ice latte sunshine sparkles beguile from chain bridge Buda's lush hills roll Today, the weather was sunny and warm in Budapest. Lovely. After visiting the Museum of Illusions, we made our way over to the Szรฉchenyi Chain Bridge, intending to cross the Danube to the hilly Buda side of the city, but it… Continue reading Budapest, or: Ice latte sunshine

Budapest, or: First impressions

A haibun wet sidewalks glisten languages rush as tourists eschew umbrellas We arrived for a week's vacation in Budapest this evening, and I find the city lovely- certainly very, very vibrant. Of course, that's because we've rented an apartment in the city center, putting us right in the middle of all the action. The weather… Continue reading Budapest, or: First impressions

Becoming more selves, or: Tapestry poetry

Partners in rhyme Sangeetha (Mindfills blog) and I have been writing poetry together for two years. We've done several series of poetry together, including: Ripples (a renga of 100 verses) Form verses creativity (A-Z poetry forms) Creativity verses form (A-Z themed poetry forms) Creativity forms verses (A-Z nonce poetry forms) Tapestry poetry Recently, I discovered… Continue reading Becoming more selves, or: Tapestry poetry

Chasing shiny bubbles

The photo of her usually placid granddaughter energetically chasing shiny bubbles around outdoors arrived in the mail without any letter, but there was no inherent need for one. The old woman's jovial eyes watered as she laughed. This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #252; Fandangoโ€™s One-Word Challenge: 'jovial';… Continue reading Chasing shiny bubbles

High ‘n light, or: Highlight

A poetic triptych I. "High" (a triolet) Pass it... over... take... a long puff You'll... get high... faster if you cough Damn, Dude... you... got the real good stuff Pass... it over... take... a long puff Uhm... Bro... I think you've had enough Guys, looks like we have got liftoff! Pass... it over... take... a… Continue reading High ‘n light, or: Highlight