(g) Mix / MEandering (9.27)

MEandering
(Septolet, pi ku, Collom Lune)

Rainbows aura
Autumn blends
Coffee and tea

Aroma
Petrichor
Or the Dog Days
Lingering
~
(shepherd cries
wolf
once to many)
~
Staring through the
Picture window; daydreaming in September ~
Summer grips tightly

©JP/dh

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(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/ 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) 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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(g) mix seventeen years ago… (9.14)

seventeen years ago…
(Kelly Lune, Collom Lune, pi ku, tau ku, Shadorma)

for you I light flame
one candle
to remember you

for the parent
that I want to remember –
everyone else’s gift

all the time
you
gave of yourself

selflessly to those in
dire
need – though you often forgot…me

Tell me please
Am I that selfish
For wanting
To have had
Just a little more of you
To recognize me?

©JP/dh

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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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