(g) OctaTimbre/ Swimming Upstream (10.6)

Swimming Upstream
(OctaTimbre)

Technology flails like a fish
Out of water, air does not help
I flounder with my attempts to
Connect to those distant yet close –
The autumn atmosphere darkens
Earlier and earlier… I
Am standing in humid shadows
Expectant of predicted rain
After the weather passes; there
Is the hope to sight a rainbow

©JP/dh

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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

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(g) OctaTimbre/ Migration or Hibernation? (10.2)

Migration or Hibernation?
(an OctaTimbre/ new form)

Looking out the picture window
Yellows and reds brush amid greens
First day of October: crip air
Has summer finally let go?
Still plenty of time for playing
Out of doors and catching sun rays,
Though plenty of garden work waits.
Adjusted clothing layers and
Time to ready the winter wear –
Maybe think of hibernation?

©JP/dh

OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words ), 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) Night’s Song (7.19)

Night’s Sound

Crickets
Welcome us
Long after we
Arrived home – their music:
Chirps

Though
Yesterday she,
Little Miss declared
she’d heard the season’s
first…

Now
at home
they serenade me…
I imagine Pinocchio’s pal
Jimminy

©JP/dh

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(g) ‘Inn’ tertwined ‘Inn’ terpretations (6.24)

‘Inn’ tertwined ‘Inn’ terpretations

Yesterday – several fender benders
And ‘alligators’ – parts of tires left from other
Accidents line the sides of the roads

Some ‘roadkill’ being devoured
By the highway buzzards
Who evidently know where to look.

Yesterday a pizza delivered was dinner
Close to the tenth hour of the eve –
To the Inn of choice when traveling…

As a member of the ‘club’
We sometimes get to choose the ‘gift bag’
Or garner more ‘points’

Yesterday not much time for play –
Though I finished another murder –
A book that is – one of four in the series.

To look at another positive:
In the end there was ‘overtime pay’ –
And at least we were together

Notes:
…road alligators are often in the middle of the roadway and on the side of the highway. So, what are we talking about? A rubber on the road is known as a “road alligator” because of its appearance. Tire chunks are frequently found on the shoulder or in the middle of the street after
a tire blows out, shreds, or sustains tread separation.”

Roadkill: Not a pretty site – look it up on Wiki.

Buzzards and vultures eat carrion (dead meat)

©JP/dh
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