I AM GETTING OULIPO!!! For whatever reason, this prompt is getting me jazzed; I am having so much fun doing these that I had to have a stern talk with myself about stopping and actually getting the post up. The Oulipost version of haiku involves reducing three sentences to a haiku-like form. I am profoundly intimidated by real haiku. There are a lot of rules to it, and I have friends who take haiku very, very seriously, so I’m afraid to try and flounder. In the Oulipo version, we are just playing, no pressure! I took a cue from Margo Roby, and limited my house rules to three lines with a vento. What a blast!
I bought a Boston Globe this morning, and then my Hometown Weekly showed up in the mailbox, so I used both. There are lots of other fun OuliHaiku today; Ouliposter Kelly Jones penned a wonderful spring triptych. Take your jeweler’s loupe and go examine other teeny-tiny Ouliposts at the Found Poetry Review.
PETS OF THE WEEK
He is very gentle –
take the toys right out of his mouth;
definitely needs training.
Sweet, friendly, gentle,
mild-mannered, dog-friendly cat –
FIV a death sentence.
(I feel the need to let you know that my town has a no-kill shelter; Kyle will be fine)
Followed her family,
enjoyed her Saturdays on the golf course.
Also visited the Holy Land.
A teacher for 22 years,
devoted wife, mother, grandmother;
loved whooping Scrabble.
Unravel our favourite park,
share distinct cultural heritage –
a combination puzzle.
Real Living Expert
The buying and selling process –
coordinate your sell to buy transactions.
Enjoy appetizers and cocktails.
This workshop geared
toward peer support and recreation.
Free siblings for children.
Support sponsored events!
Choice chops will be raffled –
a fun event for all.
April vacation –
create poetry, poems, pictures.
Books aren’t just for reading.
Theatre world’s posers,
plumbing the depths of romantic frustration
give Chekhov a giggle.
Partner in crime
cat around, storming with glee.
Blessing might be curse.
Weighty, finite songs;
jittery band underpinned release –
the idea of evolution.
Loops and layers
a swirl of breathless, frenetic notes,
wordless and wondrous.
A second year.
Old-time fiddle and banjo talent –
down home up here.
Denney and the Jets
Mexican coke –
acquittal, hangovers, addiction, living, dying.
Stonesy honk and swagger.
Jonny Two Bags
Make a full evening –
electric elements which manifest
always latent in that band.
A gospel-like fervor
sounds downright sanctimonious –
he’ll still tumble for ya.
Medfield Hometown Weekly, April 17, 2014
Pets of the Week, Obituaries, Community Calendar
Boston Globe, April 17, 2014
Byrne, Terry. Arts, Irreverent ‘Bird’
Reed, James. Rock & Pop
Munro, Stuart. Folk, World and Country