Thursday, 31 May 2007

Fantasy futures (with a nod to Bugs)

To control time's flow -
pause, rewind. Even better
than portable holes.
Infant to toddler,
schoolboy to teen. Years fly by
but the minutes crawl.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Time Regained

Life's simple pleasures--
The extra hour of sleep from
Daylight Savings Time.

In Search of Time for In Search of Lost Time

Dauntingly lengthy,
Proust's meditation on time
beckons me. Someday.

Time Forgotten

Summer afternoon--
watching a bee hovering
over peonies.

Perhaps of Flesh, But Not Always of Heart

Despite the adage
Time does not erase all wounds
Some salted anew

Monday, 28 May 2007

... watch TV, probably

the minutes drag by
when will 5 o'clock get here?
I must rush home to ...?

Sunday, 27 May 2007

This Week's Theme: Time

Time is the theme for this week. Are you in search of lost time, waiting until the end of time, or just happily wasting time? Only time will tell. Deadline is noon on Sunday, June 3.

Note: Speaking of time, I may be a bit late posting the theme next Sunday, as I'll be out of town for the weekend. Rest assured that I'll post it ASAP...

How my dad says he played as a boy in the 1940's

Frozen horse dung puck
Eaton's catalogue shin pads
Barn door goaltender

Thursday, 24 May 2007

ok ok ... my ticket is actually game six

a sweep would be fun
assuming Ottawa wins
otherwise: game six!

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Road Hockey

Canadian streets
resound in summer with the
laconic call: Car!

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

there better *be* a game five...

my game five ticket:
fifth row, behind the Sen's bench
jesus fucking christ!

Monday, 21 May 2007

Just Wondering

Grrrrrreg chose the topic
Where art his verses? So hushed,
while Kelly posts three.

Ms Torck ignites a
flood of icy metaphors
while Grrrrreg frosts silent.

Such a fiery fan,
surely he's biding his time
while the rest weigh in.

Playoff fever stalls
Response to other milieus.
Just wait -- he'll be back.

Once his fever calms,
Grrrrreg will forge his silver muse
Reflecting glory.

When the good guys win
I long to read Grrrrrreg's haiku
Lauding our heroes!

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Something to fall back on...

Playoffs, centre ice,
though not quite living the dream.
(Zamboni driver.)
They circle the puck,
glide and collide as they dive,
like hungry seagulls.
I join the army
of neighbourhood shovels to
save the smothered rink.

This Week's Theme: Hockey

This week's theme is courtesy of Greg, who's chosen our national sport: hockey! With the city currently gripped in a red-hot Sens fever after yesterday's win, it's a highly topical one, too. Deadline is noon on Sunday, May 27. Hockey buff note: the Skein Ronan (Renfrew) hockey card shown here is one of the earliest Canadian ones, dating from around 1910-2.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

(In)Famous Clown Moments

Innocence is lost.
Unbeknownst to Clarabel,
microphone's still on.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Shifty the Clown

Rage, barely suppressed,
Seeps from under gaudy paint
Like damp in old walls.

Night after long night
He plays to the crowd, heart seamed
With deep cracks of hate.

Tonight, his new act.
Carnival mask drops, reveals
Chamber of horrors.

This Week's Theme: Clowns

So what's up with Clowns? Deadline is noon on Sunday, May 20.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Groucho Sings!

With manic zest he
lists the scenes on Lydia,
the Tattooed Lady

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

X Philes

Ourobouros wrapped
Tail in mouth, on her shoulder.
Is the truth out there?

Slyly Fox teases:
"There's a Princeton tiger on
my fanny, you know."

The special club, the
mark that says, "We know, it's true...
We are NOT alone."

Snake, Fox, Tiger, and
ourselves: chasing 'secrets' with
our tails in our mouths.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Tropical Weather

Driving monsoon rain
beats a relentless tattoo
on the bowed tin roof

Monday, 7 May 2007

maybe when I go to prison

I want to get one
anchor? mother? flaming skull?
I just can't decide

Sunday, 6 May 2007


Mingled with pleasure,
painful pricks swell with colour,
revealing too much.

With time, it fades. Not
forgotten, but inwardly
absorbed, like a sin.


Intricate designs
detail the depths of my love.
What was I thinking?

Who Remembers Fantasy Island?

Eyes cast to the sky
He excitedly exclaims:
"Da plane, boss, da plane!"

This Week's Theme: Tattoo

This week’s theme is the tattoo, the living record of a rite of passage, a psychological moment, a memory, a souvenir, an initiation, a declaration or a decoration, immortalized on skin. Deadline is noon on Sunday, May 13.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Like King, I had one.
Not quite as grand: perspective
and humility.

(But not just for me.
Mostly for that asshole who
stole my parking spot.)

Aspire to inspire;
a worthy model for the
next generation.

(Though with climate change,
cancer rates and big business,
they're already screwed.)

alien abduction?

a sense of relief
waking up, safe in my bed
this isn't my room...

Bad Dream

Feet mired in thick mud,
I struggle through endless bogs
fleeing nameless Things

Andrew's Dream

Startled, I snap awake.
What was that? Again he stirs,
chuckles in his sleep

Flying Dream

With effortless skill
through moonlit clouds I fly, while
below the world sleeps