World Poetry Day

So, I saw a couple of different places that today is World Poetry Day. This was at the same time I was going through some old junk in my saved folders. I look at stuff I’ve written and a lot of it’s not suitable for publication here. Some of it is just junk, some of it is good, but more personal than I want to get on this type of forum, but sometimes I have found a few that I like for one reason or another, so today I will share a small handful that I think are maybe okay. I don’t have a cool alliterative name like Curmudgeonly Monday or Throw-It-Back-Thursday or I might do this more often. I wouldn’t do five at a time, though. If you can think of a name you can leave it in the comments and I will consider it.

I’ve included five in this offering and one of them is one I consider to be some of my best work, especially of the five but just generally one of my faves. Unrelatedly, I also think it’s funny, especially since it was by accident, that the WordPress software uses a new block style editor. You aren’t stuck with it, however; you can add a plugin for the classical editor or just change individual blocks to the classical editor, but I just thought that Writer’s Block and block editor was kind of funny. Cat Haiku #2 is based on something I saw a barn cat on my uncle’s farm do one time.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these selections.


Writer’s Block # 1

Come on, write something!
Anything!  Stupid pencil!
Where is my muse?
Muse?  Oh Muse…

No Muse.

‘Tis a vile poet indeed
Without a muse.
I suppose a violent poet
Would not amuse.
I once stayed at a vile inn
Where the host played violin

Not amusing.

So I sit here a-musing
Waiting for
My muse to sing…


Counterpoints

Hum of unseen Cicadas
                                      Provides Counterpoint to
Hum of unseen highway.

Butterflies flitting about
                                      Contrast prettily
F-16 formation overhead.

Speeding F-250 truck
                                      Impresses
Mule deer buck.


Cat Haiku #1

Observe now the cat
Kindly owner of humans
Smugness becomes her


Yummy

Cat Haiku #2

Cat sits on cow’s back
Leaps down after running mouse
The cow does not care


Roar

Cat Haiku #3

Hear the lion roar?
“FEED ME!  FEED ME!”  He meows.
My cat is hungry.


Uh-oh

Accident

Priceless porcelain vase
Brought from China by ancestral sailor
Dropped on floor by me

Slipped right through my hands
No way to stop it
What a wretched accident

Sick feeling in my gut
Watching it smash all over
Gasps and sobs everywhere

9 thoughts on “World Poetry Day”

  1. Nice poems. Thank you.

    So sometimes we abbreviate the days of the week as MON, TUES, WED, THURS, FRI, right? One suggestion is: Words of Expression Day (WED) and post on Wednesday.

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