Sunday, October 30, 2011

Block Party



on an old scarred desk
an IBM Selectric
gathers words and dust

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Notes: The above picture was thoughtfully provided for by Magpie Tales, for the prompt this week.  The theme of Writer's Block is obvious, as is my choice of form (5/7/5 Haiku) but I decided to write a slightly different take on it.  Instead, my idea of a block at the moment is watching my kids (in crazy costumes, of course) go 'round the block in search of candy.

Happy Halloween! 
Boo!


11 comments:

  1. And so many unborn statements. I love the image of gathering words and dust.

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  2. Nice take, but If my typewriter could gather words, I'd turn it upsidedown like a toaster and shake out the crumbs. My Magpie this week is Poet.

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  3. I enjoyed your haiku. Enjoy the holiday. (And don't steal too much of your kids' candy.)

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  4. ...gathers words and dust – i like that.. what else could we get on such a thing... great-shorty take here!

    ~Kelvin

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  5. I've got one doing exactly that... LOL

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  6. smiles...more words than dust is my motto...nice play

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  7. RJ, I had a Selectric back in the day. What an evocative image! Words and dust... the question is, which gathers faster, right? Loved it. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/lost-soul-sun-whirl/

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