Sunday Scribblings' presented their prompt today of '1,000 Years. '
SiS/Few Miles' prompt for their Haiku Challenge was a photograph of some 'hot' love.
Other than the 'K', there's not much else these two poems have in common (other than a bit of silliness) but that's the way it goes, sometimes.
|Image courtesy of livius.org|
A thousand years? The stratagem
of Romans: Use the letter M.
Another way? 10 to the 3rd,
but there are other ways, I’ve heard.
Nine hundred ninety nine plus one
can make 1,000 years, when done.
Is that the way that’s more preferred,
‘cause there are other ways, I’ve heard.
100 decades do sound great.
It’s higher still when in Base 8.*
Oh God – I sound just like a nerd.
Still…there are other ways, I’ve heard.
Consider then the abacus –
a lot of beads. Who wants the fuss?
A thousand years? That’s just absurd.
By then we’ll be long gone, I’ve heard.
(* 1,000 in Base 8 is 1,750.)
For Valentine’s Day
channel your inner Elvis:
hunka burning love.