Posts tagged ‘poetry’

September 13, 2021

A Sure To Please Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

head to toe kisses

Try it. You’ll like it.

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September 12, 2021

September sun heat

by Jem Croucher
September sun heat
no denial of fact
twenty-five degrees celsius
attesting to that
So it was back to the beach
to sit in the sun
at Saturday teatime
til evening was come

August 29, 2021

Jamboree Jars

by Venkat

jizzy jumpsuits, jaunty journeys
jermaine jest, jamboree jars
jealous jury, juxtaposed jigs
jade jacket Jovian, joust jars

jealous jars, jermaine journeys
jaunty jest, jamboree jumpsuits
Jovian jury, jade jacket jigs
jizzy jury, juxtaposed jars

jade jacket jury, jealous Jovian
jizzy jumpsuits, jaunty jars
juxtaposed jest, jermaine jigs
juxtaposed journeys, jamboree jars

image: http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk

August 18, 2021

Skyfeathers

by Jem Croucher
I looked up early evening
to see feathers in the sky
wispy there within the blue
floating slowly by

And it was whimsical right there
cathartic I would say
relaxing and just gazing
at the tail end of a day

So there I stayed eyes upward
as the evening took a hold
and the sunshine started fading
to the sunset with the gold

August 14, 2021

Indigo Illusions

by Venkat

infinite inks, iguana’s inspire
innate impulses, instincts inborn
imprints indigo, indigo illusions

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August 13, 2021

A Senior Sex Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

senior sex 1

I was watching a program of “classic” Jewish comedians and I turned it on in the middle of an old Borscht Belt routine being performed by Myron Cohen. He was telling a joke about one of my favorite subjects, Senior Sex, and I was riveted.

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August 6, 2021

St Mary’s at night

by Jem Croucher
St Mary's at night time
against black of the sky
looked really impressive
as we wandered by

So I whipped out my iPhone
and with time delay on
took a snapshot to capture
the view this was from

And it came out just fine
as I think you'll agree
from the picture I've added
to this brief poetry

July 26, 2021

Hedged Hedonia

by Venkat

hatched hens, hemmed heaven
harps, hooves, hatched haunts
halved howls, honed hymns

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July 22, 2021

It Would Be A Wonderful Life Event In America Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Angel Wings Indictment

My inspiration….

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July 21, 2021

A National Hot Dog Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

National-Hot-Dog-Day

I am a firm believer that the hot dog was made for watching sports and I have knocked down many a tube steak in front of the tube watching a game. My personal preference for a dog is Hebrew National 1/4 pounders, however, I am good with any dog that doesn’t bite me first.

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July 18, 2021

Anticipation (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Summer 21’

There are moments in soft summer days
when a whisper to the world
is all that’s needed when I wake
and the morning is unfurled

The sweet refrain of birdsong there
as the sunshine filters through
is enough for me to welcome
another day of something new

Anticipation breathes content
there’s a promise with the sun
and I venture out with purpose
as though my life had just begun

July 2, 2021

One Hundred Sixteen Degrees Fahrenheit

by Alanna

Even the bees pant and drink deeply

in a cluster at the edge of the birdbath

My flowers wilt in the searing heat

dropping their petals to survive

their leaves sunburn

The cats stay under the house

cooled by damp earth

A young pigeon sits on the lawn

in a heat-induced torpor

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July 1, 2021

Beginning XI

by Jem Croucher

11 of 12 in the ’12 months IV’ series from Jemverse

July the first and summer continues
warming up just a tad I presume
Cos with May the rain
in bucketloads came
which continued cool into June

June 22, 2021

Gardening

by Jem Croucher
The garden's gone ballistic
over just the last few days
with branches full of colour
grown in lots of different ways
It's looking like a jungle
so we'll have to see to that
giving it a summer trim
with branches for the hack

June 21, 2021

Trees have feelings too

by Jem Croucher
A tree jumped out as I walked by
surprise upon its face
I laughed and smile right back at him
as I passed close by his space

He seemed quite pleased to see me
when the shock had passed away
so we had a conversation
on this lovely sunny day

He said it was polite of me
to stop and give him time
as most just passed and never paused
which borders on a crime

June 20, 2021

And then came the rain

by Jem Croucher
And then came the rain
close after the sun
a deluge which lasted
for days on the run

The gardeners and farmers
were over the moon
but all the sunbathers
said it was too soon

For the weatherman said
that the heatwave would last
but all of a sudden
it's forgotten and past

June 10, 2021

Garlic Scapes

by Alanna

Amid the crossing linear foliage

I spot them

heads nodding

shyly on slim necks

stems curving

with gestures of

graceful  ballerinas

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June 7, 2021

Googolplex

by Venkat

gargantuan grass
germane gnomes
gossamer goblins
grounded grace

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June 5, 2021

Loss

by Frank Hubeny

In your eyes I saw clear skies
before the rain that day.
All left at once out of the blue,
the sunshine and the sunflower, too,
the hot sauce zest for life I knew.
Our margarita laughing pool
shut down. You went away.

Inspired by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip challenge for this week using ten of fifteen offered phrases coming from paint chip samples. Optionally, the theme could be about “someone you love and miss”.

June 3, 2021

A Need To Crush The GQP In The Coming Elections Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Insurrection Headlines
On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., was stormed during a riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress.
Charged: 441
Date: January 6, 2021; 3 months ago, 12:53 – 7:30 p.m. (EDT
Death(s): 5

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May 29, 2021

The Color of My Roses

by Alanna

In late spring their blooms bid me

hello and farewell several times a day

my Dublin Bay roses that climb

the walkway arbor

a red, so delicious, so powerful

they command my attention

reaching deep in my passings

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May 27, 2021

Radishes

by Jem Croucher
Had a bumper crop of radishes
from our allotment, pleased to say
filled a big sack with them
when I picked them yesterday
They have a lovely pepper taste
and they'll make a tasty lunch
and I'm pretty sure they'll soon be gone
not certain, just a hunch

May 23, 2021

Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

that lofty smile

insecurities facade

you wear it so well

O’Prunty

5/22/21

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May 21, 2021

A Trump Will Flip Limerick…like a pancake cook at IHOP

by Joel Kravitz

trump-family-goodbye

HUFFPOST 5/20/201
Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and “fixer” to Donald Trump, delivered a blunt warning Wednesday to the former president’s closest associates and even his own family.

“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them,” he warned, “including his children.”

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May 20, 2021

Her Place

by A. L. O'Prunty

grounding and grinding

the mustard weed

to a color nearing ochre

and a mixture of red clay

she paints frescos

on the walls

of hidden caves

leaving her watermark

O’Prunty

5/20//2021

May 20, 2021

A Senior Man With A Menopausal Wife’s Perspective Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

AAFE libido inert

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May 14, 2021

Dreaming Mind

by Frank Hubeny

A tiny trinket out of jade
deceptively was smoothly made.
I bought it. Why? I do not know.
My dreaming mind got caught, went slow.
I wonder now how much I paid.

Motivated by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip challenge.

May 13, 2021

Viewpoint

by Frank Hubeny

A viewpoint from a worldview
will hide unconsciously
what’s false and sometimes what is true.
It justifies what we would do
and even how we see.

Eugenia offers this week the prompt “viewpoint”.