Thursday, November 30, 2006

tanka (for Jay)

Raindrops meander

down the window glass like your

fingers caressing

my freshly shower moistened

skin. What a lucky window!

haiku


Thank goodness for brave

graffiti artists. That bridge

needed dinosaurs.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [tale]

[Osquer 42]

I grabbed his tale and ran. "Hey!" he called out, "Give that back!" But I ran up the stairs with the pages clutched in my hand. I was determined to read what he had written about our encounter the night before. I know he was marketing it as fiction, but I had a right to know how he had described the event. Besides, I wanted to know what he had changed my name to to protect the innocent. *cough cough*

November 30, 2006 01:16 PM (16:16 EST)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

haiku (for Jay)


I thank you for the

potted rosebush. There are no

more roses outside.


Photos by: Osquer
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haiku


a demure peacock

I can relate…all dressed up

you’d rather stay home


Photos by: Osquer, November 25, 2006
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [tail]

[Osquer 42]

I grabbed the tail of his jacket and pulled him into the cloak room with a giggle. He laughed back at me and then buried his hands in my hair and pressed his mouth to mine. I surrendered completely to his kiss and sighed in his arms until someone showed up looking for his coat...

November 29, 2006 04:40 PM

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Fibonacci Poem

Photo by: Osquer - November 25, 2006

green

throats

open

pitcher plants

catch the Summer sun’s

last gasp now the flies have all gone


Photo by: Jay - November 25, 2006
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fridge letter haiku (for Jay)


Photo by: Osquer
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Fibonacci Poem


Both

the

choice of

words and the

misspelling point to

the youth of the perpetrators.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [waltz]

[Osquer 42]

It was really the strains of the waltz that put me over the moon. The magic of the night was distilled from the random bubbles of the champagne and the desultory glints of moonlight into a shining jewel of memory by the smooth caress of three quarter time.

November 28, 2006 03:10 PM (18:10 EST)

Monday, November 27, 2006

haiku (for Jay)


A random spark of

rainbow gilded my view as

I drove home to you.


Photo by: Osquer
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haiku (for Jay)

Sometimes your photo

on my desk catches me by

surprise that you're mine.

Fibonacci Poem

Photo by: Osquer - November 25, 2006

Bright

new

Christmas

memories

shape our thoughts and grow

like topiary pachyderms.


Photo by: Osquer - November 25, 2006

Photo by: Jay - November 25, 2006
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [steep]


[Osquer 42]

Steep step after steep step I inched, or rather footed, my way up the side of the sun temple of Chichen Itza. I knew little about the people whose feet had worn these steps smooth on top and even less about the purpose of their footfalls. I only knew the view I saw when I turned around...

November 27, 2006 01:52 PM (16:52 EST)

Photos by: Osquer - March, 2003
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Sunday, November 26, 2006

haiku - sunset


We each have a spark.

There is more than one way to

set the world on fire.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [gravity]

[Osquer 42]

When I tried to scrape my self off of the sheets in the morning it felt as though someone has turned up the gravity while I was sleeping. I dragged myself down the stairs and put the kettle on hoping that a bit of caffeinated steam would give me a lift.

November 26, 2006 06:13 PM (21:13 EST)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

haiku (for Dad)


It looks as though the

gnomes have splattered whitewash in

the garden again.


Photo by: Osquer, Phipps Conservatory, Pgh. PA
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [nest]

[Osquer 42]

I curled myself back into the cozy nest of bedclothes, but I could not find my way back into the dream that had been interrupted by the arrival of the garbage truck under my window. The best I could do was embrace half remembered images and snuggle into the mood of my departed dream.

November 25, 2006 06:54 PM (21:54 EST)

Friday, November 24, 2006

haiku (for Jay)


I don’t need to pull

the petals of a daisy

to know he loves me.

Photo by: Osquer
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55 Fiction Friday


It was clear to Jessica from the moment she had seen her deceased mother’s portrait that deception was out of the question. There could be no doubt of her identity. Still, as she sat staring at her father, she could not decide how to begin explaining to him where she had been all her life.

[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] (to be continued...)

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [shell]

[Osquer 42]

Just as he was beginning to warm up and come out of his shell, one of the boys rushed into the room and startled him. The golden apple snail retreated, pulling his antanae in and hiding from the world.

November 24, 2006 03:39 PM (18:40 EST)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

haiku - Happy Thanksgiving


crispy brown and warm

but not half as warm as the

thoughts surrounding it

Photo by: Osquer
Turkey by: Osquer's Mom
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [weave] (for Jay)

[Osquer 42]

As we weave our lives together, the pattern begins to alter. There are new and more vivid colors, but other designs begin to fade as their importance diminishes and new plans take their places. No combination could be more complex or more well matched.

November 23, 2006 04:02 PM (19:02 EST)

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [weave] (for Jay)

[Osquer 42]

As we weave our lives together, the pattern begins to alter. There are new and more vivid colors, but other designs begin to fade as their importance diminishes and new plans take their places. No combination could be more complex or more well matched.

November 23, 2006 04:02 PM (19:02 EST)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

haiku - "Mom's New Mums"


The supermarket

offers a spring memory

for my centerpiece.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [basket]

Osquer 42]

I dropped sprout after sprout into my little straw basket. They were so small that the whole harvest made little more than a serving. Still, to be picking brussel sprouts in November was pretty gratifying.

November 22, 2006 04:06 PM

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [intricate]

[Osquer 42]

As I ran my fingers over the intricate etchings on the blade of the sword I had found, I suddenly realized that there were strange letters hidden there. "Runes." Gandalf muttered, looking over my shoulder, "Ancient writings." I looked over to Bilbo who was fooling around with a dagger a little way off. His litter ears perked up, "Whatever are 'runes?'" He asked.

November 21, 2006 05:33 PM (20:33 EST)

haiku (for Jay)


…and then your smile shines

at me through the lines of my

imagination.


Photo by: Osquer
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Wrapped Up In Loose Ends (for Jay)

Once again

my doubt runs

away with my hope

stride for stride

like contestants

in a three legged race

tangling each other up

in confusion and fear

and the desire

to believe

in that line

at the finish.

haiku

The salt of my tears

has rusted my voice; broken

words scratch at my throat.

Monday, November 20, 2006

haiku


Difference between

sparrows and dried leaves…dried leaves

don’t clean their feathers.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [twirl]

[Osquer 42]

There are so many things that can be twirled. I don't know where to begin. There are moustaches, umbrellas, licorice whips, thumbs (oh, wait, that's twiddle), one's hair around one's finger or a man around one's finger. Yeah, that's a good one.

November 20, 2006 06:15 PM (21:15 EST)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [ballet]

[Osquer 42]

She sat quietly in her booth and watched the complex ballet that went on around her. The busboy ducked under the arm of a server as she swirled through with carefully balanced regular and decaf coffee carafes. The hostess guided a couple through a forest of advancing and retreating chairs to land them gracefully in yet another booth.

November 19, 2006 03:20 PM (18:20 EST)

haiku


Iron bars may not

a prison make, but they keep

nature’s view contained.


Photo by: Osquer


WHEW!

24 - 20

Steelers vs. Browns

I can't believe I'm doing this, but I've accepted the following challenge from The Drew:

"Browns vs. Steelers

OK, Steeler fans, are you ready to put your money where your mouth is? So what if you are Super Bowl champs and us Brownies have been sinking like The Titantic almost every single year since our return: Wantta bet? No-no, no sissy money wagering, either, I'm talking bigger then that- baby. This wager is only open to my fellow bloggers. Now, here it is: The loser of the bet has to put the winning team's logo on the upper right hand corner of every single post they post on their blog until the two teams meet again!!! Come on...any takers????"


* * * * * * *

GO STEELERS!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

haiku - Hey, Samual Spade, what kind of tree is this? (reprise)

Sam, back in August, I facetiously asked you to indentify an ivy covered tree. Now that the ivy has dropped all of its leaves, I took another picture. Does this help?




If time removes the

veil of foliage, does that

reveal anything?


Photo by: Osquer
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haiku


Bare branches etch their

lines across the sky as cracks

will soon craze the ice.

Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [step]

[Osquer 42]

Step by careful step I approached the partially open door. I could hear the heavy breathing from within, could almost smell the obsession radiating from the room’s occupant. I crept forward and peeped around the doorway. His house of cards had reached an astonishing thirteen stories.

November 18, 2006 10:44 AM (13:44 EST)

Friday, November 17, 2006

55 Fiction Friday


Jessica stared dumbstruck at a portrait of herself…except. The blue eyes were not right. At a gasp from the doorway, she turned and found herself facing her own wide gray eyes.

“Your grace,” she curtsied, “you don’t know me…”

“How could I not know you?” He interrupted, “I’ve been searching for you your entire life.”

[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] (to be continued...)

haiku


Trees cling to their warm

autumn coats to keep thread-bare

winter's cold at bay.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [continue]

[Osquer 42]

I couldn't really see a reason to continue, but I took my pen up again anyway. For a while I just sat there with my pen between my fingers and my eyes roaming randomly over the blank page. Finally I wrote down one word and then another. Before I knew it I had filled the page with my thoughts and emotions. Then I folded it up and put it in the envelope that I had addressed to you.

November 17, 2006 03:02 PM (18:02 EST)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

haiku


I never noticed

those clouds before. I guess the

leaves got in the way.

Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [separate]

[Osquer 42]

We're just too different. I like comedy while she's a drama queen. I like tea while she's coffee drinker. I'm open minded; she's a Republican. While we both felt it would be best if we went our separate ways, the shackles that held our ankles in close proximity made that impossible, and the guard wasn't going to let something like irreconcilable differences get him to give up the key.

November 16, 2006 01:31 PM (16:31 EST)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

haiku (for Michelle, Chowderhead and Jay)


For good salmon cakes

one merely needs good salmon

and good company.


Photo by: Osquer
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haiku (for Jay)


Electricity

in your touch sets my one time

hollow heart aflame.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [combination]

[Osquer 42]

It wasn't a flavor combination that I would have ever thought of, but he really seemed to be enjoying his ice-cream and ketchup. As long as I didn't look directly at him and pretended that the only red topping that existed for ice-cream was strawberry, I was alright.

November 15, 2006 08:29 AM (11:29 EST)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

tanka – Green Broadbill


If you can’t see me

steal the grape from your hand, what

makes you think that you

will find my tiny greenness

among the trees’ verdant wealth?


Photos by: Osquer – November 5, 2006
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haiku (for Pendragon the parrot)

I'm a lucky bird!

Mommy gave me her treasured

three chambered peanut
!"

Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [mantra]

[Osquer 42]

She wrapped her arms around her knees and began to rock back and forth chanting a little mantra to herself. It was just too much. She couldn't face it. When her roommate came in, she found her crouched there in the corner of the still untouched dorm room crooning, "Cleanliness is next to godliness." softly to herself.

November 14, 2006 12:07 PM (15:07 EST)

Monday, November 13, 2006

haiku


This post is for those

who can’t resist yelling “Moo!”

as they drive past cows.


Photos by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [heal]

[Osquer 42]

He had crept up behind me and was breathing down the back of my neck. "Heel, boy." I muttered. "Very funny,” he snarled, flopping back onto the sofa. “You know there's nothing I can do about the cycle of the moon any more than you can.” “I know, but until we find a way to heal your lycanthropy…'Don't stand so close to me.'"

November 13, 2006 03:34 PM (18:34 EST)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

haiku - "Dexter" the Brown Pelican


Only heartbeat and

eye flash imply that he is

not made of gray stone.

Photo by: Osquer, November 5, 2006
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haiku (for Jay)


My love is rarer

than a double yolk egg or

three chambered peanut.


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [hover]

[Osquer 42]

"Honey, please don't hover around me like that. It's really unnecessary."

"Unnecessary?" I snorted, "You were hit by the full force of a supernova! You're bullet proof and you can fly, but you can't remember your own name. And you tell ME not to hover!"


November 12, 2006 01:27 PM (16:27 EST)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

haiku


Take me out to the

orchard. We will have cidar,

and there will be pie!


Photo by: Osquer
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www.oneword.com - one word, so little time [Cadillac]

[Osquer 42]

I slid across the hood of the Cadillac. Never betraying the fact that the act had given me one hell of a wedgie, I hopped over the driver side door. I slid the key into the ignition and gave it a turn. The engine roared to life and we were off...

November 11, 2006 02:37 PM (17:37 EST)

Friday, November 10, 2006

haiku - greater flamingo


Photo by: Osquer, November 5, 2006

I didn’t mean to

ruffle your feathers. You do

quite well on your own.


Photo by: Jay, November 5, 2006
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