(g/s/f) Carrot Ranch Invitation: Spell… Bound? (10.12)

Carrot Ranch Invitation: Spell… Bound?
(OctaTimbre with a Septolet haibun)

There is excitement in the air for me
I am stretching my wings, embracing something different
There is a slight tremble, shadow of fear…
No one will want to come and play
The enchantment of creating is the rainbow lure
Who will nibble and possibly take the bait?
Nerves rattle like the moistureless leaves just waiting…
To fall …will they be crushed under foot?
Will I be a successful mage with my
Willow wand in hand and cast my spell

Interrupt time
Interpret space

There is
No race
Just a
Hope for
For participants…

©JP/dh

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Septolet in Motion Rodeo event

Note: This post is an invitation, not an entry to the contest or challenge portions of the
Septolet in Motion Rodeo event.

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non… Longer Strands = longer verse

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

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(g) OctaTimbre haibun MLMM Heeding haiku/ Petal Memories… (10.11)

Petal Memories…
(OctaTimbre haibun)

As I wait for the frost to kiss
The roses; I think of a grandfather who
In his later years cultivated such beautiful flora
At least I think of the stories that
I have been told, since he passed before
I was born… he was better with bushes
Than people. At least that’s what I understand.
Roses have their own language without the need
Of speech. They perfume for each of us
Uniquely – perhaps that is the lesson they teach?

petal memories
soft and comforting embrace
autumn’s arrival

©JP/dh

Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille / MLMM
Please see post for inspiration/instructions.

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OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) mixed short verse/ Paces (9.3)

Paces
(pi ku, Elfje, tau ku, Elfje, haiku/haibun)

neighborly
we
compare stories

Of
The fences
We need to
Build for our own
Protection

from the few who will not
play fair
ignoring moral grounds –

Finally
Stop their
Foul play when
The tables get turned
Around

willow bending teaches
tolerance, aids survival;
even with blind eyes

©JP/dh

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(g) Game Sky (haibun Elfje) (9.1)

Game Sky
(haibun Elfje)

During my morning walk
I spy the hawk chasing
A vulture away.

I did not realize how much
Bigger the vulture was…
Out of the two birds of prey

There up on Pheasant Hill
I can only wonder if
Any pheasants remain…

*****
Who
Will dominate
The September sky?
Two vultures, one hawk –
Soar

©JP/dh

Note: actually no pheasants remain because a few years back there was
an avian flu of some kind which more or less wiped them out. There are plenty
of small critters up in the woods on the hill – I’m sure enough for all the large birds…

Also note: I went and looked at silhouettes both birds and they don’t look all that different to me.
But the hawk seemed twice as small, maybe it was a juvenile.

 

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(g) Stir Crazy? (7.10)

Stir Crazy?
(a haibun)

One batter, split
For oatmeal cookies
He wanted cranberries and mini coco chips
She only wanted the chocolate

There was enough to send home
A bag for him, a bag for her
(to share with Mommy and Daddy)
And some extra for the neighbor

A long day soon to end –
Started with a walk
As well as ended with one.
And now I’m done in…

I did learn though
That this was the one-hundredth day
That I’ve been with my exercise ‘program’
And received some bonus points

where have I been and
where shall I go – to the moon
and maybe I’ll return

©JP/dh

(My ‘program’ is mainly just walking – since starting almost at the beginning of April I’ve logged 2,005,247 steps, climbed 3454 floors (or have gone up steep inclines – the hills in my neighborhood or actual stair flights), and have traversed 850.4 miles.)

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(g) Patient Patient (3.30) wp

Observing 30 Unexpected 1
Patient Patient
(haibun with Collom Lune)

One call – to set up an appointment
Too early for (tomorrow) today…, but it will have to do

(On call today, everyday, yesterday – nap interrupted
One visitor, then another – for dinner…too

On point? Looking to retire – to rest,
To recuperate from being (healthily) manipulated…)

One tug, a gentle tuning, some ultra sound waves…
Happy to be slowly mending – finally.

A good visit
A nice review, expectations for
Both; gone well

© JP/dh

(Note: I can do stairs with alternate feeties and
squat and get up much easier…today. It may take
a while but I think I am finally mending.)

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(g) Hurry and Wait (3.22) wp

Observing 22 Whether 2
Hurry and Wait
(haibun with renga)

Another day, another appointment
Whether to choose next available
Or wait another day – ‘No brainer’ – here.
First available, same day, hours to wait.

Too many specialists, at least locations are near –
Whether to wait until closer to time or
Leave early – does it matter where one waits…
Are close enough that they are only minutes away.

Then of course there is the other waiting and
Whether to worry about the unknown or
Just wait for all the results that will determine
The next steps…

Well checks done yearly
detect the unusual;
Treatment can begin…

Or one can go home; relief
For another year of health

Insurance can be
A benefit, even with
Those ‘high’ deductibles…

© JP/dh

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