President Lame Duck Incited an ugly mob And must be removed Last summer I wrote a limerick in response to the clearing of Lafayette Square, when Donald Trump held up a Bible and glared at the cameras. And I truly believed that was rock bottom, for him and our country. But since then, he’s shownContinue reading “Haiku for the Insurrection”
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Getting creative with my morning tea
Over the past month or so, I’ve found myself writing poetry. Haiku, in particular. I like the discipline involved with expressing an idea within seventeen syllables. The classic five/seven/five structure of a haiku forces a would-be writer to make some choices. “Dad” must sometimes be used in place of “Daddy.” In a similar vein, “brilliant”Continue reading “Getting creative with my morning tea”
A baseball haiku
Sometimes I get some morning inspiration to go along with my tea, and here’s what came to me this morning. I’m looking forward to Opening day next week, and I don’t think I’m the only one, either.
More tea and poetry
Sometimes a little scrap of paper is all you need to get creative. Instead of taking the Lipton tea bag out of its envelope, I leave it attached and see what comes to mind. We’re waiting for the snow to arrive as I type this out, 12 hours after I wrote this little throwaway haiku.Continue reading “More tea and poetry”
Tea and poetry
I wrote this on the back of a teabag wrapper this morning. Spring can’t get here soon enough for me.
A haiku with my tea this morning
In honor of Bill Hicks and his suggestion that creating and sharing is what we are here on earth for, today I wrote a haiku on the back of an unused tea bag. It hit me in an instant, and it took longer to find my camera and take a picture than it did toContinue reading “A haiku with my tea this morning”
A teabag wrapper haiku
I’ve been drinking tea lately, as I wean myself off of a long-term coffee habit. And when I drink tea at work, I undo the tea envelope so as to leave the paper intact. And today, I took the white space and the baseball on my coffee-turned-tea mug as a form of inspiration. I reallyContinue reading “A teabag wrapper haiku”