(g) Filling the Last Summer Day (9.21)

Filling the Last Summer Day
(tau ku, Cherita, Collom Lune, pi ku, Kelly Lune)

Stopping for breakfast in
A small
Eatery with a gift shop there…
~
Playing tourist

We visited rose,
And rock gardens,

Arboretum, and
An enclosure full of
Butterflies in Hershey
~
At the ‘Crossroads’
Two levels of antique
Displayed by dealers
~
new mower
blade
he installed it
~
regular meeting
schedualled
for him – free eve, her

©JP/dh

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(g) mix The Write Words (9.20)

The Write Words
(Shadorma, pi ku, Cherita)

Little Miss
Has a Grama day –
Jam packed full;
Walk, play, lunch,
Snacks, making booklets, games, and
Filling the feeder

a little
nap
gives Gram a rest

Some days teachers need off too

To recharge and rewrite lessons
For those in their care –

Different schools have different days
So, while Little Miss was here today –
Son of Son’s turn is on Friday

©JP/dh

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(g) Twiglets 42/ mix/ ‘scent’sational (9.19)

‘scent’sational
(pi ku, Cherita, tanka)

autumn sheds
its
leaves on water
~
Yellow willow, aureate chestnut

Citrine ash, amber maple
Ruby fire from burning bushes

All end up in the little creek
That flows behind my home
Clearly stating the change of season
~
the different air
hemispheric chill arrives;
dreams shift their focus

to memories of warmth once
found on sandy island coasts

©JP/dh

https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/twiglet-42/ leaves on water

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(g) mix/ Toast Points (9.18)

Toast Points
(pi ku, tau ku, Collom Lune, Shadorma, Cherita, haiku)

step challenge;
puff –
elliptical

One pound weight in each hand
On a
*Simply Fit Board, far from boring

Found at a
Local store – paid tax but
But not postage

twist to a
TV Jazz station
long playing
songs without
commercial interruption
adds to my tally

Taking a break to start dinner

Smashed potatoes of
Several different hues

Sauted green beans with walnuts
And garlic to go along with salmon –
With peaches cut up in the salad

to our health we’ll toast
to those past and future years;
cooking for ourselves

©JP/dh

*https://www.simplyfitboard.com/

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(g) A Special Evening Out (9.17)

A Special Evening Out
(Collom Lune, Kelly Lune, Shadorma, pi ku, Cherita)

reservations to dine
in the city – our anniversary
after the roses

he hand delivered
the bouquet
smiling tenderly

Restaurant
Fairly new, to us
Anyway,
Just seven
Years old the waiter said so –
Upscale French cuisine

duck and
cod –
a rich dessert

The couple next to us

Visiting from out of the area
Had brought their own wine

Noted that we hadn’t any…
So they gifted us with
Sharing theirs – Salute!

©JP/dh

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(g) Mick’s sfp #1/ Fresh as in Lively Animated (9.16)

Fresh as in Lively Animated
(pi ku, tau ku, haiku set)

protected –
the
Banded Peacock

which by the way is an
insect;
very beautiful butterfly

farmed in a large net
Emerald Swallowtail flies
safe in Aruba

©JP/dh

https://mickhispoetry.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/micks-short-form-poetry-challenge-1-elfje-prompt-challenge/
Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge – Perpetuating the Rare Breeds. #1 Fresh

https://www.thebutterflyfarm.com/
https://hubpages.com/education/Emerald-Swallowtail-or-Banded-Peacock-Butterfly
The Emerald Swallowtail is a very beautiful butterfly. The shimmering emerald color that often literally sparkles on the wings of this butterfly are simply stunning. When the light shines on the wings just right, you can see the emerald color sparkling like jewels. The Emerald Swallowtail goes by some other names, like Papilo palinurus, Burmese Banded Peacock, Moss Peacock, Green Moss Peacock and Princeps palinurus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_crino
http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=21010
The Banded Peacock is a South Asian native, seen mostly throughout parts of India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The lime green and dark black colors easily distinguish them from other species.

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(g) CR/ Mix forms Crosscurrents (9.15)

Crosscurrents
(Cherita, pi ku, tau ku, Collom Lune, Shadorma, Septolet.
American one sentence haiku, Reverse Cherita)

Turbulence

Wicked fast
Force unleashed

Uncontrollable tide
Ripping emotions from
the illusions of safety

rolling dice
seemed
the way to go

to make the unvoiced choice
to mend
or to completely severe ties

Opinions wavering, quivering
Like all that spilt milk
None cry for

Just get the
Mop there propped in the
Corner and
The bucket
Maybe some ‘Downy Flakes’ soap
To restore order

Remember
Grandmotherly
Advice and love

Especially
When there
Wasn’t the
Need for any
Words

…once again to revel in that envelope…

The illusions of safety
Ripping emotions from
Uncontrollable tide

Force unleashed
Wicked fast

Turbulence

©JP/dh

September 14: Flash Fiction Challenge
September 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a riptide. How can it be used to move a story? It could be a stretch of turbulent water or a pull of another kind. Go where the prompt leads even if you find it unexpected.

I have used several short poetic forms in this piece. The instructions can all be found on the page called “Poetry Forms Old and New’ on my Gems blog where this piece is posted. Except for the one sentence American haiku (as stated), and the reverse Cherita, which I just made up today and is pretty self explanatory, I like how it works ending the piece.

While generally reveling is with music and drink, I think when a grandparent tickles you…
the feelings can be similar. Even without breath, hick-coughing, we are happy and at ease –
then as a child… 😉

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