poetry

Riddle Me This

 

R is for Ridiculous

 

Here’s a shiny new bowl,

with crushed ice and filtered water

She snubs it – actually walks away –

and seeks water from the murky plant bowl

that captures rainwater,

soil and dead plant parts

daft dog!

dog with water

 

 

 

 

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Digression

 

Q is for Quiet*

If I could say anything to my students, I’d say:

“Hi, my name is Mrs. Wyatt and I like it very quiet.”

But alas, my last name is Wipff

(origin: Alsace-Lorraine) Yes, Swiss

I chose this name! I married it.

My surname is Chung but not Chinese, Korean

It is pronounced “Jung” – not “yung” like Carl (who was Swiss, by the way)

 

What’s that you say?

Oh yes, I love the Quiet

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*Part of my alphabiography series

 

 

 

 

 

 

poetry · writing

Blue Heaven*

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Photo by Sebastian Unrau

P is for Poetry**

My passion for poetry is positively preposterous

careful contemplation,

delicate design of discourse,

imagination, inspiration and impact,

I’m in awe: affectionately and alliteratively amazed

 

 

*Ralph Waldo Emerson

**Part of my alphabiography project

poetry · writing

Bookish

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Photo from Katya Austin

M is for Moving*

 

My daughter brings books from school

Sherman Alexie and John Cheever

mesmerizing, momentous and magnificent

Indigenous American meets Chekhov of the Suburbs

stories of the malcontents,

the maniacs and the maculate

This teen is spellbound

macrocosms beyond her self now revealed

like I was, when I first split a book in two

 

*part of my alphabiography series