(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

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(g) mix / Irons and Woods (9.12)

Irons and Woods
(pi ku, tau ku, Septolet, haiku)

exercise
golf
could work for me

having a lesson helps
the end
result, more time with the husband

More to
Just swinging
A club
at a
Small ball

Posture, poise
Core control

observing nature
on manicured greens, finding
that one little hole…

©JP/dh

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(g) mix Dressed and Ready? (9.10)

Dressed and Ready?
(Septolet, Sedoka, haiku, pi ku, Shadorma)

Schedules
Make the man
But distress
Echoes
When plans fail

Crossed wires
Coax worry

“But she said she would…
An hour ago – the car sits
in the driveway, and no one
Returns messages
I’ve left three” – the man worries
Where is his grocery ride?

Is oversleeping
An excuse, when dawn rises
In his east window?

All’s well when
she
Finally wakes

Plan B gets
Sidelined when ‘she’ calls
Then he calls
And cancels
The backup that panic sought
When the day began

©JP/dh

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(g) mix Settling In? (9.9)

Settling In?
(Septolet, shadorma, Elfje, pi ku, haiku)

Two different,
Were they
The same
Monarchs?

September
Butterflies weaving
In the cooler air

White blooms still
Attracting insects
The old bush
Loves summer
Yet will continue to thrive
Until the first frost

Autumn
Around the
Bend shading the
Leaves in colors before
Falling

preparing
for
sleep this season

another blanket
to cover the thin skin of
those with much less hair

©JP/dh

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(g) mix/ Pleasantly Pleased (9.8)

Pleasantly Pleased
(Septolet, tau ku, pi ku, haiku, sedoka)

Morning walk
Distracted by
A yard sale

Books
Craft items
New products
Taken home

with restraint, only one
small bag
I bought another ones’ cast offs

last week I
gave
away my own

as seasons rotate
so do those things we treasure;
everyone happy…

they are if they can
accept the choices they made
both in getting and gifting
they are if they can
enjoy however briefly
the beautiful calm given

© JP/dh

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(g) mixed forms/ stagnant pondering (9.6)

stagnant pondering
(two sedoka, shadorma, haiku)

it does seem that our
best conversations are when
we do not talk with voices
since we appear to
lack respect for each others
individuality

written word does not
work either, especially
when unopened letters get
thrown in the trash for
the fear of truth to cut our
carefully placed barbed fences

where does that
leave us…without trust
we cannot
move forward
and just maybe that would be
the best thing for us?

hollow bamboo has
a hidden strength that we two
have yet to secure

©JP/dh

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(g) mixed verse More Questions Than Answers (9.5)

More Questions Than Answers
(pi ku, tau ku, haiku, Elfje, haiku, tau ku, pi ku, Elfje)

opinion,
voice –
choose to listen

however – so often
we lack
respecting of differences

silence of the wood
would I rather hear than your
human complaining

I
Believe I
Know my place;
Always wrong in your
Eyes

why try to commit
to such restrictively set
rules -… golden…silence

affection from afar
laced with
so much mistrusted and vile angst

forgiveness
is
so difficult…

Especially
Towards self –
I cannot believe your
Opinions of me are
Truth

©JP/dh

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