Sunday, September 20, 2015

826 - A random thoughts on a lazy Sunday

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #217) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are:
evict, nick, trick, valley, threat, scent,
dash, deny, try, subside, flee, free

A random thoughts on a lazy Sunday

A cat lies nearby.
Not mine, a neighbours perhaps.
The birds sense the threat.

Evict the white ants—
They undermine the party!
Will Malcolm do it?

There are many cuts
So why do the smallest nicks
Seem to hurt the most?

Three year old children—
They try every trick in the book,
But never new ones.

The darkest valley
Owes its very existence
To the hills around.

There is a sweet scent
That so reminds me of you.
Best I not say what.

We dash to and fro,
Mistaking activity
As some achievement.

Head stuck in the sand.
You can deny the science
But, still, it happens.

We mistakenly
Try to please everyone.
Someone is not pleased.

Change is worrying.
Anxiety will subside,

People flee warzones,
Looking for a safe haven.
We created them.

The cat is still there,
Free to leave when it wants to.
But cats always are.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2015

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  1. No never new tricks..i like how you interchange each verse...kind of like how the mind tricks itself - it's it's not...oh to be a kitten lazing in a hammock..they are wise little beasties

  2. What a great set of random thoughts in haiku. So many people believe in the dashing to and fro to hide non achievement.

  3. A nice variety of senryu to use the Wordle words. Bravo.

  4. Yes I agree with Viv - a lovely shower of senryru - each delight-full ... :)

  5. Some great thoughts to ponder and such a cute cat in the hammock.
    xoxoxo ♡

  6. I do like, and admire, the pieces of your mind's musing that you share.
    Thank you.

  7. Really like these thought provoking reflections. Concise but oh so satisfying,


  8. Each of these are unique - and I wonder why those paper cuts hurt so much...

  9. The darkest valley
    Owes its very existence
    To the hills around.... ... if I'm permitted to pick a favourite!

  10. Great fun to read! Thank you!

  11. A delightful set of senryu aptly supported by the image of a 'cute little something' in the hammock!


  12. That cat probably knows a lot more.. that's why he waits in silence.

  13. These read like proverbs! Cos, the best for my money was about the small nicks. So true. You have a knack for haiku. I can read them without even wincing!!! The "white ants" made me think of my father's sisters, lol. Amy

  14. Ah-- a super interesting melange--they follow a really fun sequence--work quite well. Thanks. k

  15. LOVE your cat references. I live in a neighborhood where a few cats cavort. They, however, sense the threat of hawks!


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