Posts Tagged ‘Home’

Sundry Haiku

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Words meant to welcome—
“Please make yourself at home.”
remind me I’m not.


Oboist mutes gasp,
playing unviable phrase,
conquering Bizet.


A Nantucket man
knew his much lim’ricked neighbor—
envied him his fame.


Plan for the future,
but never let your planning
erase the present.


An alluring scent,
indecently delicious,
renders gents senseless.

(The first haiku was inspired by Sensational Haiku Wednesday’s home prompt. The second haiku was inspired by 3 Word Wednesday’s prompt to use the words gasp, mute, and viable. That second haiku alludes to a notoriously long and difficult oboe passage in Bizet’s Symphony in C.)

The Up Side Of Winter

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Here’s another limerick about our recent New York snow and ice storm: 

The Up Side Of Winter
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Outside our abode, it ain’t nice;
There’s snow on the ground and there’s ice.
But I’m snug in my house—
Just me and my spouse
And our mouse. Leave this haven? No dice!