It's been a week. Anxiety about the coming school year has taken its toll on me. Thank goodness for poetry and the clunkers poets gave me last week to work with. They were a welcomed distraction.
And, thank goodness for the kindness of friends like Jan who hosts our Round-up today at BookseedStudio . Her theme for this week is float. Isn't it lovely?
Last week, I received seven humdinger clunkers to work with. These are the first four.
philosophical manual on the human form – Laura Shovan
*Get your yahoos out.-Michelle
*I wish I could explain. – Margaret
I tackled two with mood-brightening limericks. Thank you, Michelle and Bridget!
*big cheeks (on your face) a plus --Bridget
Fred was a yahoo extractor
he could remove anyone’s rude factor
I’ll pull all your loud yahoos out
Fred would wildly shout
that’s left is civilized whispers
Young Miss Wilhelmina Weeks
was born with some very big cheeks
a pretty plus on her face
they provide plenty of space
for her double rows of shark
Margaret's line took me in a tanka direction...
I plant promises--
wishes dandelion blown
I close my eyes and
could follow each one
explain faith is evidence of things not seen
Finally, for some exceptionally bad poetry that just made me laugh, (best medicine for me this week). Thanks to Laura's clunker.
A Philosophical Manual on the Human Form
states only humans are born
with the distinctly comical funny bone
some digress… is not
instance, a dog:
Canis lupus familiaris
human commands hilarious
field mouse high in a flower
a mus musculus
Consider this gray sunning seal
beach-loving carnivora pinnipedia
can snicker all the way to Sardinia
school of stingray?
of the deep
chortle and chuckle until they weep
And finally, the common Struthio camelus
known to most of us as an ostrich
screech, shriek and scream at high pitch
If you ever thumb through manuals
and pause at a funny bone page
remember humans too are animals--
their funny bones can
indeed be upstaged
*Photos taken from: Amy Heard Amy Heard Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow, et al. “The 30 Happiest Animals In The World That Will Make You Smile.” Bored Panda, 1 Jan. 1964, www.boredpanda.com/cute-smiling-animals/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic.