(g) Stella’s Spring Pass… (3.15)

Observing 15
Stella’s Spring Pass…
(haibun)

We ‘lucked out’ as it were only getting a bit more than a third of what was
predicted in snow. But the wintery mix of ice made up in grief for the loss in
total amount. And then of course we all in our little suburban slice of live
pulled together to help each other.

The larger snow blowers that could handle the ice…their drivers just kept
going…clearing walkways and driveways of elderly and housebound. And
some folk with more muscle; They too with shoveled extra.

I felt like I’d walked more miles yesterday than all the week before just going
walking back and forth on my drive trying to figure out where to put the shovels
and bricks of ice-mix-snow chunks I’d carved out. I did pace myself. I was out
four or five different times since six-thirty am. So my travels took me to an early
evening; retiring at six pm.

This morning we have some delays – and the city is still in a bit of a fix and has most
things are still shut down – since the streets are nigh impossible to pass, they’ve
got to haul out the snow in trucks (I think…that’s what they did last time anyway).

just a little stiff
from hopefully the last ‘snow’
of this odd winter

©JP/dh

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

ik 137 for June 2015 wp

ik 137
for June 2015 Tetractys and Collum Lune
Read

find
the time
quietly
to finish the
book; enjoy the last chapter, that last page
*
pass the book
along without revealing the ending.
“Reading is FUNdamental”

http://readingisfundamental.org/

Inspired by: Seek happiness in solitude.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

Tetractys – it’s another of the short poetry forms; invented by Ray Stebbing it consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). The Tetractys can be written in more than one verse, but then must each line must be followed by an inverted syllable count (10,4,3,2,1 syllables).
American haiku: The Poetic ‘Lune’ : The form is 3/5/3 words. Jack Collom created this new form of haiku by chance…free from all constraints associated with haiku,…See more info from Wikipedia.
©JP/dh

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Quickly; finished: Passing…

Quickly; finished: Passing…
(Mid Month Switch Up/ New Routines)
Quickly August Warm Up Words:
http://imprompt.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/quickly-warm-up/
finished = With the exam finished, Holly took in a deep breath and let out a long sigh.

Passing…

The last exam before spring break.
That dreaded little blue book.
And a very subjective Prof.

Writing was magic, it was
easy to get lost and loose
track of time… but not presently.

With the exam finished,
Holly took a deep breath
and let out a long sigh.

She even had time to go
back check everything and
re-write the whole piece neatly.

(This was so long before laptops
were the norm in the dorm –
lap tops were places to sit on!)

And even with all that –
she was the first to hand
in her blue book.

Now the waiting began
in earnest – was it enough
to pass and not fail…

©JP/ davh

Plane Observations (6-10 of 10)

Plane Observations (6-10 of 10)

6
Pre-board A1, luck of the draw for my e-ticket
So I snag an aisle exit seat, which has more leg room
but there is a trade off – the seat doesn’t go back
7
Full flight – podium announcement
Do you want to take a later flight
I think I’ll pass that free pass…I wanna see my guy.
8
About halfway – enjoyed free wine from my coupon
Really though paid for with overtime
and thankfully the young’uns on the flight aren’t cryin’
9
Trade offs – middle of the plane means
the loo is at one end or the other of the plane
which is OK when you want to stretch your legs
10
Three hours lost, will gained on the way home
who said time travel doesn’t exist ~
it certainly wasn’t Dr. Who!

cJP/davh