Saturday, October 22, 2011
King of the Road? — Six Word Saturday —
He isn't king of the road
Follow me not close
I think I'm king of the road
Till I lose my load
My logs are blackened
Seared by Texas forest fires
Sawmill saves the day
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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.
This a set of two Senryū poems. A Senryū is is a Japanese form of short poetry having three lines with 17 or fewer total syllables generally with five, seven, and five syllables in each line.
Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious. Unlike haiku, senryū do not include a kireji (cutting word), and do not generally include a kigo, or season word. [Wikipedia]
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Kid Construction Worker — MidWeek Blues —
KP is driving again.
This time she is herding a kid-sized toy tractor at the Gymboree construction site. I haven't been to this room so I have no idea of what else is there. Obviously she likes this machine.
She is wearing her favorite hat. I wonder if there is a hard hat for her like her co-worker there has. She was given this hat by a relative and absolutely loves it. Since the weather is finally cooling in London she can wear it and her matching hoodie.
I have a hard hat given to me by one of my intern students who was in a business management class that I was teaching. Others tell me that the color coding of it (beige-brown) that it was a 'management hat'. KP likes to be boss so I'm sure she is qualified for the hat.
My blues in this picture are minimal, the little boy helper and KP's blue jeans, but I just had to show off this newest grandchild picture that came from Karen (her Mom, our daughter) this morning.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
"Pick up the shells John, don't stomp them."
"It's okay, Suz, they're all empty. Bummer!"
"Toil! I buy you buckets, you eat the handles."!
The secret word is toil. If you find it in the story please highlight it and click on it. The duck will then appear.**
I used the word here as an exclamation, clearly and definitely not its usual usage.
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140 Characters as counted by Design 215
© 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved
Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 30
The 'toil' prompt word and the picture were selected by Grandma.
It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Using the prompt word is not required
**Note: Groucho Marx, on his TV program, You Bet Your Life (link), always had a secret word. If the word was used during his program the duck suspended from the ceiling would drop.