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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXVIII

Written for 3WW
 and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Here's mine:
Age met teenage eraser
shuffled up a bit
an anagram of
Sea green tea tree game


A NanoAmerico^ for The American Sandwich game..

The prompt sentence this week is:
Dawn's idea of change was spending small coins, Dave wanted to emigrate.

Here's my NanoAmerico^

Sick of busking.
Dawn's idea of change was spending small coins, Dave wanted to emigrate.
And get a proper job.

Here's a Syllable Sestina:
Banana fedora
Oban organ feeder
Ta Ha led Fandango.
Bora ganja-man said:
Feed your bandana man
on Hiva Oa sand.
More about the Syllable Sestina here

Monday, February 22, 2010


This is a story about a kitty 
alley cat, that everyone calls smelly 
she lives in a junk yard broken telly 
by Mother Macs in Back Piccadilly 
she needs a human to scratch her belly 
and to feed her cat food set in jelly.

           Of course it doesn’t have to be jelly  
She likes chocolate does little miss kitty
         And a lump of cheese to fill her belly 
Cause it’s not her fault that she’s so smelly 
It’s the junk they sling in Piccadilly 
Where she sleeps in that broken old telly.

          But she likes it in her cosy telly 
As long as she gets to eat her jelly 
There’s plenty of scraps in Piccadilly 
But not the sort that would suit a Kitty 
Take-Away litter and sick so smelly 
Not the Carry-Out for her thin belly

       Feed her don’t tease her and scratch her belly 
And take a new cushion for her telly 
The one she’s got now is really Smelly 
And don’t forget she likes cat food jelly 
And that she answers to Cat not Kitty 
Next time you see her in Piccadilly

        If you’re a long way from Piccadilly 
But you’ve got spare food to fill her Belly 
You can mail her some addressed to Kitty 
The one called Cat that lives in the telly 
She’s the one that loves to eat some jelly 
The scrawny tabby that’s very Smelly

          I know you don’t like her oh so smelly  
But that’s just life in Back Piccadilly 
You could take a jar of squishy jelly 
And massage it on to her thin Belly 
take a winter blanket for her telly 
make a scrawny mog a pretty kitty.

Kitty alley cat from Piccadilly
Smelly and scrawny tabby thin belly
Telly that she sleeps in, eats some jelly.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Haiku Bones: Fraught

Written for Haiku Bones: Fraught (prompt)
and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?


Danger fraught
shifting snow drifting
white out white


Fraught danger
shifting snow drifting
drifting snow shifting
danger fraught

It's never too late to take The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXVII

Written for 3WW
The words this week are:
Occur, Ragged, and Tidy.

Here's an anagram in the NaiSaiKu style:

God cured City rag
could be an anagram of
which is an anagram of
Acid drug orgy etc.
It's never too late to take The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Carry On Tuesday #40

Written for Carry On Tuesday
The prompt this week is from Percy Bysshe Shelley:
Fear not for the future
Weep not for the past.

Here's my Syllable Sestina:

Fear not for the future
you’re fearful, not the fort.
Torture them! Fear not, fuse
future nurture. Fear them
that fuse fear, torture not,
not that you fuse for fear.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Scribblings #202

Prompt: Ethics / Ethical SS#202
Here's a Syllable Sestina :

Hi Sunday Scribblings, sorry this post has been deleted.
Happy Valentines to you all!

Syllable sestina...

I haven't posted anything for a few days because I've been busy with this new craze - The Syllable Sestina, which I first saw on Tiel Aisha Ansari's blog 
She of course is brilliant at them, you only have to read her regular sestina's to find the depth and breadth of her capabilities.
COMPETITION                                                                                                                                          Also, I believe that there is a competition being held by Wags Review, for anybody interested in this form. Although you'll need to hurry 'cos the deadline is March the 1st. You should Clink~the~link as they can explain it far better than I.
The troube with the Syllable Sestina, is that it is as addictive as Sudoku. It's one of those games you just MUST play. If you do have a go and post something on your blog, please leave a comment and link on this blog as I'd be interested to read whatever you write.
Okay, I better explain the rules as I understand them, although, you'd be safer to check out one of the links above. Here goes:  Firstly the poem only contains six syllables, which are repeated in the same pattern of end words as in a regular sestina. So the sixth syllable of the first line, becomes the first syllable of the second line and so on.
I've done a few, but you'll have to bear with me, as they're probably not syllabically perfect.
 If you do one please leave a comment on this post with a link to the piece on your blog, as I'd be very interested to read YOUR interpretation of this form.

Coffee or tea Madam?
Sham of fad free tea or
more damn tea, coffee mad
made for free, scam of tea?
Teas made of orange seed.
See tea spam ad, fork off!

Here's another Syllable Sestina
Torture Them!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXVI

Written for and posted to 3WW
The words this week are:
Lucid, Righteous, and Salvage.

A NaiSaiKu in anagram format:

Vicarage light used soul
an anagram of
an anagram of
I give Dutch sausage roll

Sorry folks, Hi -cut sausage roll guide  was wrong. I used an extra U instead of a V

Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday Poetry Train Revisited

Posted to Monday Poetry Train Revisited

I wrote this about a year ago and originally posted it on my SweetTalkingGuy blog.

They said I’ve got to write a sestina
I said my name is Andy Sewina
Would you like a bite of my banana
How long till you get some new pyjama
Is that a felt hat or a fedora
Did you sail into the new marina

I once met a mermaid called Marina
I thought I’d tell you in this sestina
That I always wear an old fedora
She said is your name Andy Sewina
Lemontina do you wear pyjama
Oh but please please don’t drive me banana

Joey likes to eat yellow banana
When he pedalo to the marina
Everybody loves his blue pyjama
When he goes siesta with sestina
He dreams that he is Andy Sewina
Wearing a big coat and a fedora

You really can’t ignore a fedora
Even a squishy squashy banana
Won’t make you into Andy Sewina
So don’t go try to swim the marina
Who said it’s complicated sestina
It’s so easy peasey in pyjama

Do the drama school supply pyjama
I’ll bring a pair under my fedora
It’s time for us to sing my sestina
Ba ba ba bana bana banana
Ma ma ma mamma ma ma marina
Yeah lemontina Andy Sewina

Dance like fiesta Andy Sewina
Do Sucu sucu Cuba pyjama
Discotina down to the marina
Don’t forget to don your old fedora
Ba ba ba bana bana banana
Singer ringer dinger my sestina

Dreamer dreamer sestina pyjama
Andy Sewina with his fedora
Slip don’t trip banana skin marina

Don't you know? It's never too late to take The NaiSaiKu Challenge?
At The American Sandwich game.. the prompt sentence is:   
Don't maul me man, cried the tea leaf, as he dipped the mall guard's sky rocket. ~ What will YOU write?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXV

Written for 3WW
 The words this week are: Frantic, Lurch, and Odor.
and posted to The NaiSaiKu Challenge?

Here's mine:

A door crunch flirt
could be an anagram of
which is an anagram of
Lunar torch for CID
Sorry I'm late, only just got back from Plymouth.

Monday, February 01, 2010

After the manner of Stan Ski...

Posted to the NaiSaiKu Challenge?
and at Monday Poetry Train Revisited

My NaiSaiKu..
Two thousand and ten
O'one O'2 twenty ten
Eye oh, to I owe!
01. 02. 2010
Oh aye, zero two
Zero one point zero two
Two thousand and ten

A Found  American Sentence ~ John Lennon said :
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law, it's nine-tenths of the problem.