Jumping the shark, or: “It’s not a tumor!”

A limerick Across all the dark seas spread a rumor- Of fierce shark with remarkable tumor; Sailors knew to raise the alarm At first sight of the swift-gliding arm, While the priests aboard laughed at God's humor. โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #147 For Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration… Continue reading Jumping the shark, or: “It’s not a tumor!”

Jerusalem, or: Haifa

I cheated on Jerusalem with Haifa of the free; free; free of strife, of tension, not to mention: of hostility; Floating in Haifa, 'pon the sea, squinting at the sun, one with wave breaks, done playing brave; beaming, having fun; I cheated on Jerusalem with Haifa for a time, time, time; heart charting its smooth… Continue reading Jerusalem, or: Haifa

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

Mirthful hoots, or: Bobbing heads

A serious limerick Having never before experienced the seas, The tykes feared going in past their knees; Leery of foamy waves, They waded, trying to be brave, T'wards their folks' mirthful hoots in the breeze. A silly limerick Seeing only the adults' bobbing heads, The tykes took their parents for dead; 'Oh, gosh golly!' they… Continue reading Mirthful hoots, or: Bobbing heads

The wind, or: The waves

A haibun My wife loves going to the beach; and she's bred this love into our daughter. Personally, I'm less about the sand, salty water, and heat; but I've become amenable to joining them on beach mini-vacations. Our last such trip was to Haifa last year; and our daughter was thrilled to play with us… Continue reading The wind, or: The waves