An ‘Add and Mix Misky’ a new Micro Poetry form
2 + 3 = 5 (syllables and words mix)
With thanks to Misky:


spring birth
chicks, litters
animals blossom

robins nesting.
kittens in bushes;
more strays in the neighborhood

is anyone



a haibun:

I finally chose to answer
a call identified as ‘Private’
and for my troubles –
not once but twice get a tone
in my ear – like I’m going to wait
for their message if there is one.
So one more time ‘they’ call –
in the space of five minutes.
I let it go to the answering machine.
And big surprise – no message.
No fax either if that’s what ‘they’
were trying to accomplish.

Three times – is that the charm?
That they will no longer call?
Guess letting the answering machine
get ‘their’ call, turned ‘them off’?

operator, yes
that’s what they attempt – scammer?
wire for hire; phone spam


Note: it was a fax. I discovered later.Though the number was hijacked
from a medical group. The fake ad wanted you to call a different number
to opt out. Not going to happen – Once you reply to these ads they know
they have a ‘live line’ and will just sell your info. If they can’t get money from
you one way they will another. Lesson: get caller ID and only answer
numbers you know. And especially for cell phones; “Don’t call strange
numbers back.

fowl play

Jack Kerouac said the following about haiku:
[…] “The “haiku” was invented and developed over hundreds of years in Japan to be a complete poem in seventeen syllables and to pack in a whole vision of life in three short lines. A “Western Haiku” need not concern itself with the seventeen syllables since Western languages cannot adapt themselves to the fluid syllabic Japanese. I propose that the “Western Haiku” simply say a lot in three short lines in any Western language. Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella”. […]

I will be posting my Jack Kerouac ‘haiku’ later today at:

However this more traditional renga was also inspired by this Carpe Diem Post:

renga: fowl play

transformation: cut
colored glass, pieced together
enlightens the soul

even the mock peacock there
in my window brings me joy

imagining flight
whenever the sight catches
and takes away breath


Note: My own mind is not geared to ‘(be)…free of all poetic trickery…’
I enjoy the ‘play’. And so I will.

More Tilus

Tilus [tee-loo-hz] is a form created by Kelvin S.M. and falls under the category of micro poetry.
The form is divided into two parts: the first part is composed of two lines following a 6-3 syllable
count; the second part, a one-syllable word to close and/or complete the subject layered in the first part.
The whole piece must, only, contain 10 in overall syllable count.
The main focus of Tilus is on the world of Nature, and how it can open a new door to a wider
understanding of life and beyond.
The form aims to be epic in emotions expressed, more importantly,than to be epic in words.

New form by Kelvin S.M.:

tree fell; dead wood – stacked high
for the hearth


even with the chain saw
on your brow


working weekend, we did
today we



Tilus 1-3 are here:
Tilus 1-3

Just Us

Just Us

Nice to have a slow start Sunday
After an unexpected early return
Last evening of a loved one…

We are not getting any younger –
Nor are we getting any older in our
Eyes adorned with laugh lines
Enjoying ordinary making it ours…

Last evening a loved one returned
Earlier than expected – though late,
So we had a nice slow start Sunday