Decastich-ing This on my Blog

This is a response to a fun poetry challenge: https://darksideofthemoon583.com/2018/06/14/10-line-poem-challenge-34-ten-by-ten/

The challenge? Make a poem ten-by-ten:
Ten lines of ten beats each–on single theme.
Stitch all ten lines together, like a team
Of dromedaries crossing dessert’s rim
In plodding caravan equestrienne,
Emerging from a poet’s sunbaked dream.
To rhyme, you say is optional? But then
The musicality is lost passim.
A pity that I haven’t more to say
But it was fun to write this anyway.

 

 

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Passing Time

Old man breaking wind,
Speaking volumes from his end.
His trousers rend
As he vents forth his special blend,
The tables to upend.

A tanka challenge: https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/05/22/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-81-hurry-last-synonymsonly/

텔레비전에 여자 (The Girl on TV)

여러분, 한국어를 공부하는 많이 재미있서 여기 한국어로 시가 있어요.
(Everyone, it is fun to study Korean, so here is a poem in Korean.)

텔레비전에 나오는 여자가 예쁘네요.
사랑할 때는 기쁘지만 혼자 있을 때는 슬퍼져요.
한 시간 동안 감정의 변화를 많이 겪어서 피곤해요.

The girl on TV is well-made and beautiful.
When in love, she is joyful. But when she is alone, she becomes sad.
Because of so many emotions in one hour, I am tired!

Coffee Colonic

When my bowels are crimped in confusion of colic
I clear out the pipes with a coffee colonic.

The doo that’s congealed in a thick pasty stew
Loosens free in a geyser of frothy black brew.

After a cup o’ the joe in the pooper,
I’m ready to start out the day like a trooper.

Coffee enemas? https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-a-coffee-enema-goop-is-facing-backlash-for-linking-to-this-potentially-dangerous-cleanse-7812544