Sunday, March 29, 2020

1335 - Green Investment

Revamped the garden.
Put in seedlings for winter.
Think we may need them.
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1334 - Sadly so

Spitting the dummy.
Something that only babies do.
Attitude not age.
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1333 - Curious

"No offence is meant".
So then, what is the intent?
Why would you do it?
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1332 - Cake!

A birthday cheesecake!
The diet starts tomorrow.
Or the day after.
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1331 - Budget

These are troubled times.
The next thing that I must do—
Review the budget.
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1330 - Tradition.


Some bacon and eggs!
It's a birthday tradition.
That, and Father's Day.
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1329 - Sarong

Wearing a sarong—
The last time for this summer.
Pack it away now.
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Friday, March 27, 2020

1328 - Now, a cigar.

Thank God it's Friday!
It's been quite an odd week.
More of them to come.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

1327 - No cigar.

Thank God it's Friday!
It's been quite an odd week.
Oh. Wait. It's Thursday!
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1326 - Mass Entertainment

A sign of the times:
The local Catholic church
Live-streaming the mass.
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1325 - Exponential

Exponential curves.
Things continue to worsen.
Where will it all end?
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1324 - The Lurker

The day is sunny.
What dangers can be out there,
Unseen but waiting?
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1323 - What's normal?

Normal sort of day
In abnormal sort of times.
Tomorrow?  Who knows.
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Monday, March 23, 2020

1322 - Strange Times

Second week at home.
Technology put to use—
Off-site and on-line.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

1321 - Warmed Twice

Stacking the firewood:
To see us through winter.
Warm now, warm later.
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1320 - Social(ish)

Neighbours for dinner.
Pleasant meal and discussion.
Kept social distance.
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1319 - WhatsApp Doc?

Mighty dummy spit.
Discussion not going well—
Stormed off in a huff.
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Happily, I was just an innocent bystander.

Friday, March 20, 2020

1318 - Whack!


Wretched cabbage moths!
I have found their nemesis:
Badminton rackets.
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1317 - The Chips Are Down

Oven chips and wine.
An end of the week reward.
Nothing else matters.
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1316 - Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

After the panic—
Comes complacency.
There lies the danger.
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1315 - Whats the truth?

Media misleads!
Pictures of empty venues...
But the roads are packed.
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1314 - Another World

Has the world gone mad?
It is completely surreal
In the home office.
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1313 - Swings and Roundabouts

Meat prices have soared
But shops have toilet paper.
Somewhat mixed blessings.
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1312 - Civility

Debates on WhatsApp;
People on their high horses.
Manners disappear.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

1311 - And a little red wine.

A fresh pesto sauce
And some fresh homemade pasta—
Lingering summer.
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1310 - Press 1 if...

Hanging on the phone—
Endless plinky-plunk music
And going nowhere.



"Thank you for holding—
Currently third in the queue"
Have been for a while.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

1309 - A Walk in the Perk

The sun is shining.
It's a great day for a walk.
"Working from home" perk.
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1308 - The Gift of the Dunny

The second coming!
Not gold frankincense and myrrh—
Take him toilet rolls.
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1307 - Gone

No flour and no bread.
Gluten allergies gone too.
This is serious.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

1306 - Braced

Peanut butter toast,
A small, strong, sweet, black coffee,
Ready for the day.
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1305 - Apocalypse II

The end of the world?
I've found how to enjoy it—
Port and a log fire.
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1304 - Apocalypse I

The end of the world?
Has the apocalypse come?
The shoppers think so.
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Friday, March 13, 2020

1303 - On a roll?

Has the world gone mad?
Share market is going down
Toilet paper up.
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1302 - England & Ireland

Putative Leader­­—
His address to the nation
Protects his golf links.
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1301 - Oh Crap! No Toilet Paper

The only topic—
Everyone is talking,
You can sense the fear.
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1300 - Bugs 1, Protestors Nil

Cancel the Grande Prix!
Twenty years of the protests
Had failed to do that.
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1299 - Lunch

Potato salad
With a vinaigrette dressing
I can live on that!
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1298 - Chinese Noodle Harvest

Sweet but so naive!
Believes everything I say.
How long will that last?
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

1297 - Vale Caz, 2006.

Fourteen years ago:
A genetic malfunction.
Pepsi stocks declined.
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1296 - A migraine, of sorts.

Visual migraine
A really weird sort of beast,
An uncommon one.



The world is fractured,
Light rings circle in your eye,
No headache at all.
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Monday, March 09, 2020

1295 - Sandwich

Fresh bread and butter,
Hot salami, tomato,
Some salt and pepper.
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1294 - How quickly they forget.

A nice, long weekend.
Return to work tomorrow—
What was my password?
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1293- Word of the Day

Callipygious—
Having beautiful buttocks!
Now...when to use it?
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1292 - Exchange Rate

Poached eggs for breakfast,
A present from the chickens—
In return for scraps.
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1291 - Peace

Sitting here, quiet.
Alone but far from lonely.
Just the clock ticking.
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1290 - Pasta

Home-made spaghetti—
One of the joys of summer.
Fresh tomato sauce.
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1289 - Labor Day Weekend

It's a long weekend—
A long list of things to do.
Dinner with a friend.
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Friday, March 06, 2020

1288 - Rain

I started the year with the goal of writing a senryu each day 
about something that caught my fancy.
I never promised to post it every day, 
so they come in flurries.

Gentle steady rain
No floods, no leaks, no problems,
The tanks are full.

Gentle steady rain
The drivers have forgotten—
Traffic moves slowly.


Gentle steady rain
It's soaking into the ground,
The garden says "thanks".
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1287 - Toilet roll panic

Corona virus—
Everyone goes feral...
Should that be faecal?
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1286 - Or off?

A Penny Farthing!
Certainly a skillful thing—
How do they get on?
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Yes, saw someone riding a penny farthing bicycle.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

1285 - A Reasoned Response.

Confabulation.
Justifying your actions—
After the event.
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Monday, March 02, 2020

1284 - Once more...

Another Monday!
The same thing happened last week-
Is there a pattern?
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Sunday, March 01, 2020

1284 - Just like Beijing...

Chinese Restaurant.
The only westerners there.
Cheap form of travel.
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1283 - Dark matter collides with grey matter.

Astronomy talk—
It is all so amazing...
But makes my head hurt.
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1282 - Booked

I have lots of books.
Just built two new bookcases.
So can buy more books.
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