April 25, 2021

Several Short Poems from 2020 and 2021

It is once again National Poetry Month, and I would be remiss if I didn't post at least something vaguely poetry related. Works is still digesting my soul at the moment, but I have managed to jot down a few short poems over the past few months.

An American cinquain:

a name we know
because of who told us.
What would he be without his dear

A limerick:

There once was a fashionable seal
Who wore shades of aqua & teal.
"But I'll never wear red,"
The pinniped said.
"On my skin tone, it's just not ideal."
Agatha Christie
wrote plots that were twisty.
She was a genuine writing savant
when it came to constructing a denouement.

A free verse poem:

Do I love the forest
because it reminds me of you,
or do I love you
because you remind me of the forest?
Clunck and clatter go
the many bamboo wind chimes.
How they remind me
of my hometown where the wind
blows familiar on my skin.

An emo poem:

Feels like I’ve been screaming
into the void,
hoping that soon
it will scream back into me

And finally, a parody of one of my favorite free verse poems, "In the Desert", by Stephen Crane.

In the dessert
I saw a cookie, bak-ed, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the pan,
Held his lard in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is butter—butter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is butter,
“And because it is my lard.”

April 13, 2021

Rant Rave Review: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

It's late because I'm, like, dead? Today, my ghost briefly raves about The Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Featuring cozy non-mysteries, peculiar secretaries, and non-matching covers.