Sunday, September 20, 2020

1538 - The Three Egg Omelette

 A three egg omelette—
In a time of great worry,
A sign of great love.
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I wrote a villanelle on this here.


1547 - Fill the Available Space

 The news media—
Regardless of what happens
The same amount of news.
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1546 - Not fit for purpose.

 The Opposition
Full of whingers and whiners.
Not fit to govern.
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1545 - Book

 Publish an eBook!
All the ducks are lining up
Not quite, but nearly.
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1544 - Feathered Mafia

 
Demanding some meat.
Impatiently, wings on hips—
Feathered mafia.
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1543 - Mr Wong

 Beady yellow eyes
Looking at me through the door
Part begging part threat.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

1542 - Blackout

 The power went off—
A short visit to the past:
Circadian life.
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1541 - Protection Racket

 It must be Spring now—
A tapping at the window:
The Currawong's back.
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1540 - Debt

 A time to reflect:
The influence of fathers.
I owe much to mine.
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1539 - Father's Day

 It's Father's Day—
The Australian version
Plus bacon and eggs.
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1538 - Dawn Chorus

 A magpie chortles,
Chooks are less harmonious.
Bright start to the day.
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1537 - That's not what I said!

 The group Team meeting—
The pain of contributing...
And being misheard.
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1536 - Changing Gears

 A few warmer days!
It's like a switch has been flipped.
Quick change of seasons.
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Monday, August 31, 2020

1535 - Bring on Spring!

 And so winter goes—
Showers and a biting wind.
A chilly good-bye!
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Sunday, August 30, 2020

1534 - Vale Keith

 An old schoolmate dies.
The chipping away of time.
Memento mori.
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1533 - Stormy Sunday

 A stormy Sunday—
A good time to prop and paint.
Solid memories.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

1532 - That didn't hurt, did it?

 Giving a "thank you"—
Why is it so hard to do?
Common courtesy.
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1531 - Who'd be the Premier?

Protects the people
But creates so much outrage—
Confected indignation.
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1530 - Shock! Horror!

The talk-back compere—
No responsibility
Just wants the ratings.
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1529 - Liberal with the lives of others.

People don't matter.
Jeff says "Lift the restrictions!"
Irresponsible.
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1528 - Bored but safe

Each day looks alike.
Lockdown's lost its novelty
But it's still needed.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

1527 - Things are looser at Noosa. I'm told.

It's Jacket's birthday.
He's hunkered down in Noosa—
Worse places to be.
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1526 - More than 17 syllables!

 Wrote a real poem!
Quite a while since the last  one.
It's a god feeling.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

1525 - Three Little Maids

 



Three Little Maids

Three little maids from school are we
You can stick your geometry
What we’ve learnt is plain to see
Three little maids from school

Everything is a source of fun
What’s done up can be undone
We have enough for everyone
Three little maids from school

Three little maids who dressed like tarts
Studies include the liberal arts
After school, the homework starts.
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school

Three little maids who want to please,
Wear their skirts above their knees
Part to attract and part to tease.
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school

One little maid has her shirt undone
Two little maids join in the fun
Three little maids for the price of one
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school

Three little maids who love to play
May find themselves in the family way
Won't have to wait very long, they say
Three little maids from school
Three little maids from school
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1524 - Weekend

 A weekend survived—
Helped by family and friends.
That is all you need.
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1523 - Spring, Poised.

 The days get longer—
The birds sing in my morning,
Spring is getting close.
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1522 - Anniversary

 Anniversary.
It has been 39 years.
We have done so much.
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1521 - Hedge

 The cypress has gone—
The light bounces of the wall
Into my study.
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1520 - Life in the Garden

 Steady soaking rain.
Garden's grateful.  Snails are too.
It's been quite a while.
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1519 - Shock Jocks

 Keyed up and angry—
They trade in indignation.
Don't buy into it.
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Sunday, August 09, 2020

1518 - Danger!

 Sarcastic comments—
The curse of the internet.
Give them a wide berth.
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1517 - What? Raining?

 Some much needed rain.
It has been a dry season.
It gives us flowers.
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1516 - Forget the Scurvy Dogs!

 Grandson's new insult,
Fitting for a small pirate—
"Rusty Sea Crumpet!"
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1515 - What a drip!

 A large water bill—
The hidden cost of plumbing.
Ten times the normal.
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1514 - THE Virus

 Strange time to be ill.
People ask anxious questions—
Is it the virus?
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1513 - Day 2 Level 4.

 Day Two Level Four.
A walk in the cold and the rain.
Grateful to get out.
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