Saturday, April 25, 2009

follow me

whence i ask, thence you follow
i set the pace in this alaskan race
I AM MY MUSHER's LEAD DOG
i set the pace in this alaskan race
so, whence i ask, thence you follow


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun!
* whence/thence to mean wherefrom/therefrom
* sunday scribblings prompt: follow

champagne

Legally protected by the Treaty of Madrid
is this sparkling wine with a corky lid
IT'S NAME - CHAMPAGNE
This sparkling wine with a corky lid
is legally protected by the Treaty of Madrid


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun!
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* Weekend Wordsmith prompt 97: champagne

Thursday, April 23, 2009

oh! look who visited...

the coconut tree leaning into GL's balcony plays host to a variety of colourful guests - bees, lizards, crows, sparrows, moth-sized house-flies... you'll never be disappointed if you stand very still beside it... someone or the other will always show up. look, who GL found today... a rather small squirrel with a mouthful of fiber it plucked from the coconut tree.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

the Sirens

such was the lure of their deceitful singing
it filled the rigid mariners' hearts with longing
until, overcome, they changed their ship's course
and crashed on the rocky island, without a remorse

and then came a-sailing orpheus, the clever argonaut
an oath to save his fellow sailors, from him was sought
he indulged them such with his lyre and his song
that they ignored the sirens and merrily sailed along.


* Three Word Wednesday prompts: deceit, indulge, oath

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ballot days are here

braving mid-summer's burning heat,
and trying to ignore my aching feet

i crossed the river in a boat,
and stood my ground to cast my vote,


the candidate of my careful choice,
to every problem he would rise

everything would be alright again.
but he joined a different team of men.


who captured poll booths and won the election,
and introduced a system of reckless reservation

such was their appeasement, and lack of consideration
that my children were denied their right to good education.

afterlife

freed from the human body, he looks down from his perch
and backtracks the vivid phases between death to his birth
the greed, inhumanity, gluttony and drunken mirth
determinedly, he resists the allure of life on earth

* Three Word Wednesday prompts: Allure, Perch, Vivid

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

fairytales

I kissed so many frogs in passing
so I could find my prince charming.

Princes don't live in frogs these days,
this reality I accepted with grace.

I CLEARED THE FAIRYTALES' MIST AND BECAME A HERPETOLOGIST
After the reality I accepted with grace,
that princes didn't live in frogs these days.
Alas! to find my prince charming,
I'd kissed so many frogs in passing.


* herpetologist: a scientist who studies reptiles(snakes and lizards) and amphibians(frogs and toads)
* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun!
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Monday, April 13, 2009

never mind the written word

"so, did you read the contract?". "what's there to read?"
"oh you must read it once, i absolutely plead,
the terms and the conditions, the bold and the fine print"
he raised an aging brow, in the manner of a hint.

the aging lawyer was worth his salt, the mercenary no less
'there's a twist in the contract, the young fella won't even guess'
pondered the old lawyer, wondering if he should help
not knowing that the mercenary's target was his own self.

* Weekend Wordsmith prompt94: contract

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

the greeks and the trojans

The trojan horse was a stunning ploy
in a bid to reclaim Helen of Troy.
THE WAR UNWITTINGLY FLIRTED WITH THE PROPHECY
In a bid to reclaim Helen of Troy,
the trojan horse was a stunning ploy.

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* Three Word Wednesday prompts: flirt, ploy, stunning


Sunday, April 05, 2009

have faith

There' s a fork in every road, my friend.
Your faith will lead you till the end.
HAVE GOOD FAITH, LIKE THE GOOD BOOK SAYETH
cos your faith will lead you till the end
when there' s a fork in every road, my friend.

* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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the "me" mentality

'I' for the identity, 'I' for being selfish
that 'I'-rules-the-world is only a cliche
REPLACE 'I' WITH A 'V' AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL SEE!
for 'I'-rules-the-world is only a cliche
let 'I' be for identity, never 'I' for being selfish.


* Totally Optional Prompt: to meditate on a letter, any letter and write about it.

* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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a new grad lands a job

At the first job-interview, the results were late,
all that nail-biting and the nervous wait
THE OFFER CAME FINALLY... OH JOY! DID WE CELEBRATE!
after all that nail-biting and the nervous wait
at the first job-interview, when the results were late.


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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* Sunday Scribblings prompt 157: celebrate

Saturday, April 04, 2009

patched-up heart

The glued-up pieces of my broken heart,
I put 'em together part by part.
THE PATCHWORK NOW LOOKS LIKE MODERN ART
I put 'em together part by part,
these glued-up pieces of my broken heart.

* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

two lonely people

You produce a solitaire, you go down on a knee,
it's an impending nightmare, don't you see
OUR RESPECTIVE LONELINESS IS GETTING TO US!
But it's an impending nightmare, don't you see,
when you produce a solitaire and go down on a knee?


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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* Totally Optional Prompt: solitaire


making a clay-pot

clay and water and a good strong stir
rat-a-tat rat-a-tat whirrr whirrr whirrr
SO MANY MELODIES MAKE A CLAYPOT
rat-a-tat rat-a-tat whirrr whirrr whirrr
clay and water and a good strong stir


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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lucky foxes

When the sun shines through and raindrops fall,
foxes get wedded, stands this story tall.
AREN'T THESE DARN FOXES LUCKIER THAN I!
Foxes get wedded, stands this story tall,
when the sun shines through and raindrops fall.

* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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you belong to the sky, to earth belong i

How can i tell from afar
that you are the brightest star?
YOU BELONG TO THE SKY, TO EARTH BELONG I
That you are the brightest star,
how can i tell from afar?


* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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surviving in no man's land

the listening is more important than the talking
if you don't listen up, you'd be the dead man walking
there are brutal rules in the no-man's land
and if you don't listen up, you'd be the dead man walking
the listening is more important than the talking


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* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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tiger tracking

if the crushed green grass bounces back to life
beware, the pugmark is very recent!
IT'S ONE OF THE VARIED KNACKS TO TRACK A TIGER
beware, the pugmark is very recent
if the crushed green grass bounces back to life

* jim corbett tells us this part, that if you watch green grass around a pugmark bounce back to life, then you know a tiger passed this way very recently, in his book 'man eaters of kumaon'. pulled this one out of memory, i could be wrong.

* Three Word Wednesday prompts: crush, knack, varied.

* this is the naisaku form of poetry - too little rules, too much fun.
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