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by WayneS
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu

I like how this goes from dolphins to Trump to elephants in tutus. Funny. on the other hand, I know human beings of a mature age who apparently lack the ability of self-recognition, as evidenced, for example, by the hardware attached to their face (especially the nose rings that always remind me of ...
by WayneS
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-1 Norway has White People
Replies: 3
Views: 9

Re: LXIII-1 Norway has White People

Thanks for the clarification, Bill. So just to explain to the Trump people (Who really do know but try to pretend so as not to totally expose the Racist in Chief) Norway has White People You betcha It's the willful ignorance of Trump and his supporters that gets me, especially since the Director of ...
by WayneS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--12 No Excuse
Replies: 4
Views: 19

XLII--12 No Excuse

Judy's poem about Trump as an evil genius playing the buffoon got me thinking.... No Excuse His doctor says he's physically fit and mentally competent. Then there's no excuse for his behavior. So are we to conclude his behavior is intentional? Which means he's not crazy, not a dithering moron; he is...
by WayneS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design
Replies: 4
Views: 12

Re: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design

I understand your belief in his "genius," evil though it is, but you may be giving him more credit than he deserves. I'm just not sure if he has enough of an attention span to "plan" and "plot" his actions. Sadly, the people around him do and he may listen selectively t...
by WayneS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy

Another poem proving you can make a poem about anything, even falling halfway down and halfway up a staircase. Glad you found a way to laugh and to write today's poem. Great close. of course I’ll be sore as hell for the next couple of days, but that’s okay, no one ever promised the study of scientif...
by WayneS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXII-30 Immaculate Reception
Replies: 3
Views: 9

Re: LXII-30 Immaculate Reception

Congratulations on the victory and the poetic account of the game.

Wayne
by WayneS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-18 Cold Rain Show
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: LXXXIII-18 Cold Rain Show

Good description. I don't mind cold and I don't mind rain, but a wet cold makes my bones ache. The weather report says we're due for that tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to it. Unless I can get as good a poem as this out of it.

Wayne
by WayneS
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--11 A Nothing Needs Doing Song
Replies: 3
Views: 13

XLII--11 A Nothing Needs Doing Song

A Nothing Needs Doing Song No people to meet No deadlines to keep No doctors to see No places to be It's a nothing needs doing day Nothing to do but play Did what I had to yesterday It's a nothing needs doing day. So why am I wasting time With such a silly rhyme? Singing a dumb-ass song Going short ...
by WayneS
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.20. celebrating justice won and the future it promises
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: CXXXIX.20. celebrating justice won and the future it promises

It's good to see a celebration of pride for a real hero instead of the present-day embarrassment of a president. the city with a history of racial injustice no worse than most and better than some, the city, with the walk recognizes the past and marks the work yet to be done, while welcoming its suc...
by WayneS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-17 Spring Fever in January
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: LXXXIII-17 Spring Fever in January

This sounds good. I won’t drag out the furniture but will head outdoors, wander around without any agenda, just because I can. I did my gym time today so I can do just that tomorrow, whether it's a a wandering walk around the neighborhood or a hike in the woods, as long as the weather remains dry, I...
by WayneS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.19. really have to go now
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: CXXXIX.19. really have to go now

You capture well that rushed feeling by contrasting it with the long goodbyes so familiar to most of us.

Wayne
by WayneS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--10 Sunday Morning
Replies: 3
Views: 11

XLII--10 Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning What is it about Sunday morning that makes it feel so distinct, that has inspired so many poets? It connects to church memories and family, but not for an anostic Jew like myself, yet it still feels unique. It follows Saturday night debauchery, but I don't know if staying up to watch ...
by WayneS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-16 Grandkids Ten, Nana One
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: LXXXIII-16 Grandkids Ten, Nana One

There's a reason why young people have kids. For us, even the skinned knee becomes traumatic because we don't see it everyday. We've agreed to stay with our grandchildren in a couple of weeks while their parents take a well-deserved vacation. I'm not looking forward to it and yet I am. Much like you...
by WayneS
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--9 A Fish Story
Replies: 3
Views: 9

XLII--9 A Fish Story

A Fish Story The house next door is being gutted, inside walls cut away, old plumbing and wiring removed, new flooring throughout. When the gutting is completed, it will be painted and plated, gussied up for the gods of real estate. To be honest, it never was the prettiest fish in the sea, though it...
by WayneS
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.18. an interesting morning sky
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: CXXXIX.18. an interesting morning sky

Wonderful memories come to life as you gaze at the "interesting" morning sky. I really liked this part I could almost feel the creep of tears when we played Wagner's tragic Tristan and Isolde and, strangely, how, even now, Sibelius' defiant Finlandia stirs my patriotic blood more than my o...
by WayneS
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-15 Stormy Memories
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: LXXXIII-15 Stormy Memories

You take me on a daily commute to work and back, uneventful except for the tension of traffic and nature;s obstacles. A good memory of why i enjoy retired life. But it was just another day at the office, followed by crowded roads and a long commute with water splashing against the windshield, I neve...
by WayneS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: Not a Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Not a Poem

Stay warm and keep active. Looking forward to reading you soon.

wayne
by WayneS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--8 Qigong
Replies: 3
Views: 10

XLII--8 Qigong

Not really a poem today, more a prose account of my "healing" experience. Qigong After filling out standard medical forms and paying sixty dollars, I sat on a couch sipping cucumber water and waited for the healer to arrive. She spoke in a whisper as she escorted me to a dimly lit room. Ca...
by WayneS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.17. sunk in a shithole and trying to climb out
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: CXXXIX.17. sunk in a shithole and trying to climb out

It's not just that he called Haiti and the African countries, shitholes. That's horrible, but we've come to expect that kind of low class crap from him. It's that he said we should get more immigrants from Norway, possibly the whitest country in the world. I think even David Duke would feel ashamed ...
by WayneS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXII-29 Baffled
Replies: 4
Views: 12

Re: LXII-29 Baffled

With weather like that, you have to laugh. Tears would freeze. Laughter keeps you moving, the blood flowing.
As Dan said, I don't know how you do it. Five years in Iowa and I moved South. But, then again, I come from desert, not Scandinavian,stock.

Wayne
by WayneS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-14 Disquiet
Replies: 4
Views: 13

Re: LXXXIII-14 Disquiet

This is another wow poem. The first stanza captures the ferocity of waves slamming the rocky shoreline. You paint a vivid picture, alive with power.

The second stanza is pure emotion as the poet works through her own personal rage.

This is another poem that deserves a wider audience.

Wayne
by WayneS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--7 Nothing to Lose
Replies: 4
Views: 18

XLII--7 Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose We were at a party and Vickie's neck stiffened up to the point where she found it difficult to tilt her head back to drink a glass of perfectly good wine. Now that's serious. The woman of a couple we didn't know said she was a healer and asked if she could help relieve Vickie's pain....
by WayneS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXII-28 Winter Howls, Gently
Replies: 4
Views: 13

Re: LXII-28 Winter Howls, Gently

Wow. I consider 40-50 mph wind and snow a horrific storm. For you, it's a gentle howl. It's all a matter of perspective. I think you need to say the hell with work and use your vacation time, especially if you'll lose the time you don't use. But it's easy for me to give advice. At my job, sick days ...
by WayneS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXIX-30 Poem Ending This Set
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: XXIX-30 Poem Ending This Set

Well, if you're going to return to comment, you might as well drop a poem.... Sorry you won't be with us for a while, you degraded poet, you just a D grade poet (degraded) who plays with words doesn't eat them leaves them on the plate to crawl away off the table, down the legs some just drop down wi...
by WayneS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.16, the elephants sing
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: CXXXIX.16, the elephants sing

Well done. How can anyone kill for sport and greed and still think of themselves as a superior species? time now to sing with the elephants, tell their sad story of genocide, as well as the blood-lust horror of our own dark nature As Dan pointed out, the juxtaposition of the elephants' song and mank...
by WayneS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-13 Evening Sky
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: LXXXIII-13 Evening Sky

Lovely, just lovely. Not much more to say than that. The moment is captured.

Sometimes you come across a perfect poem and there's nothing to do but lean back and say, "Ahhhhhh."

Wayne
by WayneS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXII-27 Three lines
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: LXII-27 Three lines

Good ones, especially the first one. Sorry to hear it.

I also like the chicken soup of the soul one. Although I don't understand it, I like it.

Wayne
by WayneS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--6 on hold
Replies: 4
Views: 19

XLII--6 on hold

Thanks to Allen for the inspiration for today's poem. on hold like being put on hold, waiting, waiting, white noise music fills empty space with nothingness, this morning, shapeless oatmeal sky, clouds hover unsure what to do next, wind blowing in or out, cold air, warm air, rain? my life, on hold, ...
by WayneS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.15. such a morning
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: CXXXIX.15. such a morning

I like the dark morning compared to being in a La Carre novel.

Such a dark and desolate morning
To begin this winter day…

Exactly what this morning look like here, although it's no longer dark.

Wayne
by WayneS
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXIX-A Neglected Love
Replies: 4
Views: 15

Re: XXIX-A Neglected Love

I've reached the point in my life where I'm smart enough to know how ignorant I am. This poem speaks to me, but these lines shout Oh, true, I'd rather have a coffee with Billy Collins or a brew with Bukowski or a twist of religion with Mary Szybist I'm lax, taxing my brain irrationally but I have go...

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