When we stepped through the thick branches we saw it, the bridge to the sacred forest. It was over 1,000 feet off the ground and the wood slats were weathered. Dave and I looked at each other. Who would cross first? I knew that if I was to cross this bridge with the cocky attitude only acceptable for amatuer I would fair quite well.
Welcome, Poets, to another Haibun Monday, where we blend prose and haiku into that unique form of poetry that Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone here, and today, let’s talk about Mars! https://dversepoets.com/2020/03/02/haibun-monday-3-2-2020-mars/
With so much to see when you look at the sky, what do you focus your eyes on?
Do you see the stars and the lights that twinkle so brightly? These stars are so far away they can not be reached. What is that red ball? Is there life out there?
Mars is a planet
that people want to live on
if someday we can.
Today’s post is on the American Sentence, a poetry form invented by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1980’s as a twist on traditional haiku. Like haiku, American Sentences consist of 17 syllables, but instead of being arranged into three lines, they are written as a single line or sentence. They also may or may not have a title. https://playground.poetry.blog/2020/02/17/invented-poetry-forms-the-american-sentence/comment-page-1/#comment-1397
On eating out with a friend…
Order the pizza but don’t forget to ask for the extra napkins
On taking care of your pet…
Food, water, bedding, hay, kibble, special treats, and clean home for my pal.
On going out on a date…
Pick me up on time and let us go see a movie and have dinner.
If you call and want to know
what I want to do
then call me when you have a chance
with details for us two.
I don’t if I’ll want to come
or if you’ll come at all
but remember just to ask me
I’ll be waiting for your call.
Sly as a fox
cool as a cucumber
which one are you?
None? Pick a number.
Smooth as a baby
its butt, as they say
Tumble like a dustball
bunnies like to play.
Thank you Fandango: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/03/03/fowc-with-fandango-snooty/
Have you ever met her
the girl with attitude
or the guy with money
he’s usually quite rude.
If you get a chance to
runaway real quick
the snooty-ness worsens
with every clock’s small tick.
Like a blanket laying on the horizon
covering the bright light of the sun
keeping heat close to the earth
letting the world retain moisture.
The haze of the new morning
accompanies the dew on the grass
the sun coming up
and the birds singing for a new day.
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I’m a perfect fit
Whoever said you had to
be a sport to win
never had a body
like mine to live within.
I’m like a bit of canvas
blank for most of it
The hook is that I like this
For me it’s a perfect fit.
I don’t run like I used to
I don’t sleep much at night
I’m happy with myself though
For me I fit just right.
So it has been a very busy day. I finished painting the new den yesterday so I am starting to move my things in. I plan on that room, which used to be a dining room, to be my art studio, my writing studio, my area for making miniatures, and possibly even a music area since I have been wanting to learn guitar for quite a while now.
I went to IKEA this weekend and got some really great ideas and a very nice tall, glass cabinet for displaying my miniatures. David didn’t think it would fit in my car but I assured him it would (I had my fingers double crossed!) Anyhow, it fit but poor David had to sit all scrunched up because the seats were now in a position his legs didn’t fit. He took one for the team though and we got the cabinet home. Now one of us will have to put it together. That’s IKEA for you. But this case has a steel frame with a shelf all the way at the bottom that has flowers made out of wire. Hmmm, maybe I will see if I can find it and post a picture.
Besides that I am now looking for curtains. If I put my house back on the market I don’t want to go hanging things all over the freshly painted walls so I might just look for some super vibrant curtains to spice up the room without having to hang anything. Oh, and at IKEA they had those wooden bodies, that artists use to show proportion, and a wooden hand. I got both! I have been practicing drawing and hands are turning out to be my favorite.
I will be heading to dinner with a teacher from my last job. I love to hear how all of the kids are doing. I miss being with them but also find myself under a lot of stress due to my losses. I will try to attack some of the challenges when I get home. I write now, just in case I get home later than expected and don’t feel up to it.
I am looking for ideas for non-fiction books or articles that young adults, maybe 7-12, might be interested in. I would love some input.
Here is a picture of that glass case…
Peace to you all and perhaps more from me later, if not tomorrow. Thanks for following me!