Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 21

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.


Tonight’s recipe
fished out from the newspaper:
Tuna casserole


The word “disagreements” started off this shadorma.


weary of
the disagreements
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.


Disputatious fish.
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
around here
but folks throwing compliments?
What a great new sport.


Thank you for reading!

7 thoughts on “Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 21

  1. Based on the videos everyone seems to be posting online about arguments and fights in stores, I feel that number 4 is very accurate!

  2. Arguments in a fish bowl … there are a lot of fish bowls these days. A lively collection overall … I’ve probably done more casserole style cooking in the last 2 months 🙂

  3. Sometimes I think life is just a collection of fishbowls. And as for casseroles, well, I love them, I love making them, eating them. The most nourishing food ever comes in a casserole, all kinds of nourishment!

  4. I have been making lots of casseroles and soups and hashes lately. They are a great way to use up all sorts of odds and ends of food. We are being even more mindful than ever of reducing food waste right now so I am putting my food thriftiness skills to good use. The last poem seems very pertinent to these times.

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