Thursday, February 10, 2011

Catching Up

Okay...I admit it.  I'm a little bit behind on my poeming right now, but that's because yesterday was such a busy day!  After taking care of some relatively important stuff in the morning, we (meaning, my husband, kids and I) went into NYC for dinner and a show.  We saw Wicked, which was (wait for it...wait for it...) wicked awesome!

Ah...I couldn't resist that little bit of wickedness!  (Defying gravity...♪♫♪♫...)

Anyway, I penned a few poems this AM, in order to try and catch up (as the title of today's post obviously suggests.)  The first two poems, each a 5/7/5 haiku, were inspired by prompts by SiS/Few Miles.  The third poem was created based on the Three Word Wednesday prompt: 'dare, practical and essence.'

Image courtesy Summit Choral Society


 Audition

Her voice had a lilt
even though she sang off-key.
“Thanks, very much.  Next!”

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What Her Cat Is Thinking

Look at her sleeping.
She should get up and feed me.
I think I shall pounce.

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Image courtesy Fashionably Geek
 Essence, Dare and Practical

So then, dare I say
the essence of rules syntactical
are anymore, not quite practical
with texting today?

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25 comments:

  1. RJ, I love "Essence dare and practical" my husband and I were
    just discussing this today.

    btw (ha!) Are you a New Yorker?
    I am from the Manhattan and lived
    for quite a few years on Long Island.

    Pamela

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  2. Thanks, Pamela! Actually, I was born and raised in Philadelphia, but I lived in New York for quite a number of years before moving to New Jersey. So cool that you are from New York!

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  3. RJ, leave it to you to get all three words into one funny, concise, TRUE poem! Loved this. Hey, y'all, I was a Manhattanite for years, Upper Left Side!

    Amy

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  4. "What Her Cat Is Thinking"

    This tickles me so ... I have 8 of them, and I KNOW they are thinking these exact sentiments when I ignore their 3 am wake-up-call to entice me to get up and feed them early. Thanks for the lift!

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  5. Hi, I liked all three but, being a cat person, that one really gelled with me. Did you really just 'toss them off' AM. WOW!

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  6. What the cat is thinking, marvelous. I'm still laughing.

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  7. Great work! I enjoyed reading cat thoughts and the 3WW question piece... totally on the mark!

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  8. Loved them all. The first two for making us laugh and the last for echoing our frustration at getting older!

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  9. Loved them all. I certainly don't want to know what my feline friends are thinking!

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  10. Sheilagh lee said very nice how you managed to get all in

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  11. they are fabulous RJ, but tell me, do all cats do it?

    I thought only mine are expert in conveying their inconvenient messages precisely.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com

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  12. Thanks Amy - and I see you are one of the 'cool' ones, too! ☼

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  13. Becca - 8??? Wow! Well then, I guess you know, huh? ;-D

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  14. Old Altonian - thanks! and yep, I did. For my 'humorous' poetry, that's how I usually do it. I ♥ wordplay, so I just go with an idea and see what I come up with.

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  15. Old Egg - indeed, that's so. And thanks!

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  16. Sheilagh Lee - thanks you so much!

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  17. Trisha - thanks! And to tell you the truth, I don't know for sure, but that's what my dog says - and she is a pretty reliable source. hehe

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  18. Hahahaha, "What her cat was thinking" is awesome, always wonder what my cat thinks as she looks at me!! Excellent!

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  19. RJ, I don't have words..

    Someone is Special

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  20. love the lightness of humor...

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  21. Someone is Special...you ALWAYS have the right words! Thanks!

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