Summer crushed ~ a Sijo

Summer crushed strawberry lips, uttered my name one day in class

My heartbeat chose to stumble,and before I could mumble

She looked up and frowned, then went on ahead with the roll call

Mindfills for Ronovan Writes – Sijo – high school

Three Lines
14-16 syllables per line
A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

Line one: 3–4–4–4 (introduction)
Line two: 3–4–4–4 (development)
Line three: 3–5–4–3 (twist and conclusion)
Topics are varied, from nature to historical events, to contemporary humor
Sijo should have a musical quality
Sijo should be emotional and resonate with readers

green stop sign ~ a tritina

Tritina – on whimsy/nonsense –  3 triplets , using an end word order 1-2-3,3-1-2,2-3-1, + 1 end line using end words in the order 1-2-3. Similar syllable count in each line

The red wine bottle glinted green
I pulled out with a pop, the cork stop
I knew from the stars, it was a holy sign

The bartender slyly gave me to sign
the bill; I paid too much green
But by then,I really couldn't stop

Red shot up my veins, made my heart stop
Last I read was the ambulance sign
Blue lights wailed, and I went green

Green scrubs sent me off, to my final stop ~ an RIP sign


End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth              The zappai, kimo and lune are here …    4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.
5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

makeover madness ~ a rhyme

One magic weekend 
for no reason at all
my hairdresser of six years
turned a know-it-all

She announced in splendour
her twisted cause célèbre
she had picked me
for a mad makeover

Binding me intextricably
to her proposition
she took over my tresses
for reorganization

Topknot with a bouffant
part dizzy curls,part poker straight style
I crouched sullen low
and stared at the tile

Clearing her throat
then clearing the air
she revealed to me
what she'd done with my hair

The mirror shrieked
and I almost gagged
but I went and got myself
a brown paper bag


Mindfills for

Sadje’s what do you see
Go dog cafe’s promote yourself monday
MindLoveMisery’s wordle – weekend top, crouch, reason, tile, twist, magic, clear the air, cause célèbre, inextricable, splendor, proposition

gratitude ~ a senryu

Philosophising Portugal 2019

there you are

demanding gratitude



Mindfills by s.s. for

Shweta’s six word story prompt, #6WSP – gratitude…. If I could add another six, it’s this

Cee’s Black and white challenge – sculptures and statues

Debbie’s 6WS

MLM’S Michael creating context – grim/concerning/chucklesome…In my head, the situation strangely fits all three..Hmmm

My poems salacious, moyuru and Camellia have been featured in Whispers and Echoes, a delightful online selection of out of the ordinary short writing. Please do check it out.

Please do leave your link. Would love to read you

A funny thing

A funny thing happened

on my way to Piccione’s kitchen

where the smell of pizzas

came lighting up dark hunger

when a pigeon post arrived

and was given a slice

before it departed

into the rain

and I ask Piccione’s chef

Are the pizzas Pepperoni?

“No” he said with some pizazz

They’re peristeronic!


Mindfills by s.s. for

MindLoveMisery’s Saturday mix – light dark arrive depart

FOWC pizazz, FOWC rain

Sammi Cox’s weekend writing prompt #168

Go dog go – Promote yourself Monday

MindLoveMisery’s writing in context – a funny thing happened on the way to the kitchen/ bedroom/laundry

My poems salacious and moyuru have been featured in Whispers and Echoes, an delightful online selection of out of the ordinary short writing. Please do check it out

Would love to read you. Please leave your link

A downpour of nonsense

I hold an eight-coloured umbrella upside-down, letting bulbous water pockets splotch into the bowl but only from yellow segments – like lime-wedges you plug beer with, but yellower – on which CurvaceousCanary perches superciliously, also a little precariously, loses its lahdidah ballet-dancer poise and falls ungracefully into Soup D’Monsoon Petrichor, just when CovidCat gets guts and strings the guitar, no less superciliously, for CurvilicousCanary who’s now crooning a cabernet, making half-moon eyes at CovidCat, asking for his references, “What’s your poison?”, to which he answers, whiskers whirling, “I’m Murakami’s.”


Mindfills of musings for Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt – Downpour (88 word challenge) & MindLoveMisery’s – uncontrollable Nonsense & Fandango’s FOWC – Reference