Wednesday, May 27, 2020

1436 - Not pushing their weight.

Fewer & fewer.
The chooks enter henopause:
The retirement home.
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1435 - Not bad.

Eat, drink, be merry.
For all the problems we have—
Life is pretty good.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

1434 - No slave to duty.

Not my family.
I'll sit over here and read.
You can talk to them.
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1433 - The Glums

A family lunch.
Time to forget and enjoy.
Determined not to.
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1432 - Woe, woe, a thousand times woe.

Sullen, self imposed.
Wallowing in a pity,
Thickly, as in pitch.
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1431 - Black Clouds.

Why so dull and glum?
You have come to visit us,
You could enjoy it.
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1430 - Socially Distant Lunch

A post-lockdown lunch!
Suitably distanced, of course.
Bowing has returned.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1429 - Storms

Heavy midnight storms.
Thunder, lightning and rain.
Heavy, heavy, rain.
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1428 - Somewhat magical

It's that day again—
The day I check the account
And money appears.
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1427 - Alone together

It is a strange thing—
Living in isolation;
Alone with others.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

1426 - Sunny Days

Crisp and sunny days
Towards the end of autumn,
Before the rains come.
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1425 - The Watcher

A play in the park—
Breaking out after lockdown.
Death sits and watches.
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1424 - Noisy Chooks

I can hear the hens—
They get up just on the dawn.
Plaintive calls for scraps.
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1423 - Memories

Anniversaries.
They contain mixed emotions
When you are alone.
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Friday, May 15, 2020

1422 - Enforced Love

Friday Holiday—
A gift from the company
But at my expense.
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1421 - Drowning or Waving?

The lockdown is loose—
Will the dam break and flood us?
Or just need mopping?
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1420 - Golden Advice.

It is not what happens—
Your response is everything.
Say little.  Or less.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

1419 - Hump Day

It is now Wednesday.
It used to be called hump day.
Four day weeks killed that.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

1418 - Leftovers

The breakfast du jour—
Some leftover coq au vin.
Not the normal thing.
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1417 - Whoosh!

The year whistles by—
The shortest day is next month;
Not that I am counting.
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Monday, May 11, 2020

1416 - The Pear & Caramel Pudding Did It.

Mother's Day weekend.
Bathroom scales tell the story.
Back on the diet.
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1415 - Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day!
Some are close, others not so—
Much love to them all.
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Saturday, May 09, 2020

1414 - Me, probably

I have a long list
Of things to do this weekend.
What will be undone?
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1413 - Crunchy

A sandwich toaster.
Reheats leftover pizza—
A crunchy breakfast.
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Thursday, May 07, 2020

1412 - Trivia on trivia

I don't watch TV.
Had no chance in the pop quiz.
I'm OK with that.
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1411 - Trivia

On-line trivia.
Normally a dinner-do,
Not the same, sadly.
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1410 - Breakfast

Fried Dace & Black Bean,
Served on a bowl of brown rice.
A tasty Breakfast.
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1409 - Clunk!

Wearing a face mask,
More of a plastic shield.
Hard to drink coffee.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

1408 - Variety

Crunchy cornichons!
Add taste and texture to food.
Spice of life, they say.
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1407 - Peer Review

An on-line study—
Scientific articles,
slice, dice and dissect.
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Monday, May 04, 2020

1406 - These are not the senryu you are looking for...

It's Star Wars Day!
May the Fourth be with you, Luke!
Now, on with you life.
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1405 - Down Side

The curve may have peaked!
Don't be overconfident—
It's, at best, half way.
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1404 - Treat time

A potato cake!
Used to be a haircut treat—
Where's the barber now?
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Saturday, May 02, 2020

1403 - He's got a little list.

It's the weekend.
What can I do with myself?
Well, I have a list.
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1402 - Not mayday. May Day.

It's the first of May!
I feel I should celebrate
But not sure how.
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