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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Poetry Blogging

Today, two haiku for you, of space and time.

In honor of the above diagram*:

Love of Geometry

Platonic solids
Having no concavities
Can only be friends.

And, at no extra charge:

Travel Times

I've seen Dublin twice,
Thrace thrice; make repeated trips
To WallaWalla.

*From this website,
 which is actually about chemistry.
But, then again, isn't everything? 
Or is it just a-Pauling?


Clear Ayes said...

Hi Jazzbumpa,

Another pair of fine haikus.

I can't help it, but my mind often makes literary or show biz links. After reading Travel Times, I immediately thought of the lines from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Silly stuff, I know.

Philia: That’s the brute who raped my country, Thrace!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace?
Philia: And then he came and did it again! And then again!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace thrice?

Jazzbumpa said...

C. A.

I'm a big fan of silly stuff - as you might have noticed.

I don't think I ever saw FORUM. There is so much missing from my edjumacation.

I came up with "Thrace thrice" whilst cleaning the carpet. Mindless tasks can be so liberating.

Thanks for stopping by.

JzB the 17 syllable trombonist