The Marathon journey is in its fourth year. Just Enjoy Yourself is the current incarnation. Let’s do it!
On May 21 the Marathon took place at home. I’ve got some nice photos of flowers we put in pots this week to go along with this post. They really brighten up things – I love their happy look.
These are at my front porch.
Here’s a closer look.
I decided to work on haiku, tanka, and shadorma today. I chose ideas or phrases or words from a few news articles. I try to read the local news and then stay away from the rest, these days. It gave me a new way to manage the flow of information when I was also thinking about plucking out some poetry material!
More flowers. These are in pots out by the road, near my mailbox.
OK, here are a few poems from today. Thanks for your attention, and I hope everyone is well and staying in good spirits.
True life story, this haiku is. Only it won’t be tonight, as I need to get some ingredients from the store.
fished out from the newspaper:
The word “disagreements” started off this shadorma.
I slapped hard
at the fly
buzzing loops around my head
knocked myself out. Ouch.
The concept of disagreements (so prominent in every news story) continues in this haiku.
The brittle goldfish bowl cracks.
Who got the last word?
And a shadorma. “Fisticuffs” is the key word here.
in the parking lot
not so strange
but folks throwing compliments?
What a great new sport.
Thank you for reading!