Jan 13, 2012

Real Men Don't Smell Like Flowers

real men don't smell like flowers
they are twigs and leaves
the wind
fresh dug earth
broken in leather
and saltwater dried to the skin!

This poem is a "double fib," if you will. It uses 8, 5 3, 2 and 1 syllables (a reverse fib) followed by 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 (a typical fib). Submitted to Jingle's Poetry Rally! Happy Rally!

I started this poem after I wrote the June 2011 haiku "Quit Using." I didn't realize at the time that I'd end up writing a love poem to men everywhere! I hope you enjoy.

Jan 10, 2012

Be Love

A fib poem (American experimental haiku) using 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 syllables. Each line is the sum of the previous 2 lines (e.g., 3 + 5 = 8). Fibs begin with an unseen 0, which is why the first two lines have 1 syllable each. They follow the Fibonacci sequence in math.

Submitted to Jingle Poetry at The Gooseberry Garden! Happy Picnic!

Be loved
Be ready
Grab sweet gifts of love
Be wondrously overflowing!

Jan 4, 2012

Perfecting Naughty

Using the three-word prompt of naughty, tactic, zenith. Submitted to Three Word Wednesday!

Perfecting Naughty
We take turns to the zenith
Uncovered tactics