Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sneezing, Shakespeare and Schlimmbesserung*

Art source unknown
Dose Piercing

I’t’would appear tha’
piercing your dose wi’ a cold
i’snot a good thing.

Image courtesy of Free Vector Ku
Brush With Fame

I am such a fan.
Blush!  I wish my heart-beats would
return to normal

Image courtesy of Open Source Shakespeare

Sonnet CI - Lurking is the New Normal

O truant Muse what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth just ain’t normal!
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
But I need your help to write poems formal.
Make answer Muse: can we not then return…
'Truth needs no colour, and beauty’s not fixed;
Else, who could write Ode to a Grecian Urn;
But best is best, if never intermixed?
Because…what is normal and what is not?
Anymore, I can’t say with certainty.
Sounds to me like a ‘word’ Gordian knot,
which leaves me frustrated, I guarantee.
So, c’mon, Muse; let’s both get back to work:
In the background, kindly cease to just lurk. 


Notes:  The first poem is a 5/7/5 Haiku.  It was inspired by the prompt from 3 Word Wednesday: appear/dose/pierce.  The second and third poems were based on Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides prompt of 'Normal/Return to Normal.  The second poem is a 5/7/5 Haiku and the third is a parody of one of Shakespeare's Sonnets.

*Schlimmbesserung - per Worthless Word for the Day:  making something worse through an attempt to make it better.

Told ya I'd be back to being quirky today.  ☼


  1. wonderful all three you are so talented.

  2. As long as your hooter is plugged with a nose stud..nothing ghastly shoots schlimmbesserung..can one be a schlimmbesserunger..Jae

  3. Oh, the first one, the first one! You rocked the prompt and my office chair, plus where did you find the darned picture? Perfect!

    I'm a shlemiel myself, but I don't think I've ever been a schlimmbesserung... unless I was drunk. Then anything's possible! Amy