Saturday March 30th, 2013

The exercise:

Write a four line poem about: the kite.

It was back to work in the garden this morning, as Kat's dad and I were constructing trellises for our newest patch of blackberries and raspberries. Since it was in the mid-twenties today, it was pretty pleasant going.

Also: I'd just like to say how nice it is to not have to delete thirty anonymous spam comments every time I log in to the blog. I can't believe I put up with that for so long.


Soaring high above us all,
So dreamily carefree;
I'd happily trade places...
Until it hits a tree.


Greg said...

That sounds like a pleasant day for working like that. I think I could enjoy a day like that... over here it's still cold enough to be winter, though the sun has finally started putting in serious appearances and we might just transition into Spring yet. I'm not really upset by this, just surprised :)
Heh, I'm guessing your poor kite is blind then!

The kite
A cheque written for tomorrow,
When the funds will surely be there...
She drives away with squealing tyres,
Pretending she doesn't care.

[A kite has a specific meaning in financial circles, which is to write a cheque (or other negotiable paper) on funds anticipating their arrival before the cheque is cashed.]

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

Perch clutched in razor points
Surveying the land below
And then takes wing, with screech to sing
and cuts through air-stream flow.
- ------ -
a kite, if I remember correctly, is also a name for a bird of prey. =D

landofty said...

I couldn't stand him most of time,
but this breezy day, he made one to climb
Sticks, paper, and string.
That's all it took, to make him into a King.

MosesMalone said...

Bright blue eyes squinting in the sun
fast size 8's looking for some fun
Uh Oh! Sad boy face needing a hug.
Rebounds quickly - he found a slug.

David said...

My father’s hand
Clutches the kite string
Until it breaks
And we are lost

Marc said...

Greg - I was unaware of that particular meaning. Always learning something from you, it seems :)

g2 - like the rhythm of that one, very fun to read aloud.

Landofty - welcome to the blog! I hope you find it useful, or least entertaining :)

Loved your poem, it's like a story condensed into four rhyming lines.

Mo - great imagery :)

David - powerfully compact. like it a lot.