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Thursday, 26 February 2009

RWP Image prompt #11 & TOP

Written for and posted to Read Write Poem
Image prompt #11, Totally Optional Prompts
and Anthony North who's had enough NaisaiKu..


PINE NEEDLES HIS HAIR

you can’t see you but he can

if you’ve got a speck of blue

on the screen in front of you

you can’t see him but he can

see you, you see he’s the man

with the tree stuck on his head

you can’t see you but he can

see you looking at him through

a pair of binoculars

you can’t see him but he can

see you, he’s looking in the

mirror that I’m holding up

you can’t see you but he can

he’s the man that took the snap

of me standing in the cold

you can’t see him but he can

see you, you see he’s the man

that painted the lawn bright white

you can’t see you but he can

see you looking up at me

I can’t see you through this glass

you can’t see him but he can

see you, see me, standing there

while he pine needles his hair

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

3WW CXXVI

THREE WORD WEDNESDAY CXXVI
The promt words this week are: callous, interfere, persistent

...callous, persistent
interfere at your peril
HIPPOPOTAMUS
interfere at your peril
callous, persistent...
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Tuesday NaisaiKu.. Week Two

Posted to The NaisaiKu.. Challenge! - Week Two

blue soda

Cocktail Veranda

DA~DA~DA..

Veranda Cocktail

soda blue

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Monday, 23 February 2009

Monday Poetry Train Revisited & One Single Impression - Twilight

Written for Monday Poetry Train Revisited and also
posted to
One Single Impression - Twilight

text from Cyberspace
back from the back of beyond
HOME BEFORE TWILIGHT
back from the back of beyond
text from Cyberspace
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txt from Cyberspace
back frm the back of beyond
home b4 twilight
TWILIGHT
home b4 twilight
back frm the back of beyond
txt from Cyberspace
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Thursday, 19 February 2009

TOP prompt

Written for and posted to Totally Optional Prompts

Bluechester
Ragchester, Fanchester
Manchester
MANCHESTER
Manchester
Ragchester, Fanchester
Bluechester...
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If you think any of the above are new words then think again.
I googled Fanchester and it gave me 143,000,000 hits!

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NaisaiKu..
Challenge
yet?

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Tuesday NaisaiKu..

Posted to The NaisaiKu.. Challenge Week One prompt:


Hot moon
I think not
Wax wane
I THINK NOT
wane wax
Not think I
Moon hot

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Hot moon I think not

Wax wane I think not wane wax

Not think I moon hot

I THINK NOT

Not think I moon hot

Wax wane I think not wane wax

Hot moon I think not

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Monday, 16 February 2009

Monday Poetry Train Revisited #15

Written for and posted to Monday Poetry Train Revisited

NaisaiKu..

never say never
never say never say no
never say never
NEVER SAY NEVER SAY NO
never say never
never say never say no
never say never

never
say never
say no
SAY NEVER
say no
say never
never

never
never say
no say
NEVER SAY
no say
never say
never

never never say
no say never say no say
never say never
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One Single Impression - Spectral

Written for One Single Impression - Spectral prompt:

The Spectral Tarsier
eyes bigger than its belly,
jumps jubilantly
THE SPECTRAL TARSIER
jumps jubilantly
eyes bigger than its belly,
the Spectral Tarsier
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Here's some links to my previous
One Single Impression Posts:
Twilight.
Circles.
Fork.


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Friday, 13 February 2009

Sunday Scribblings "Sports"

Written for Sunday Scribblings "Sports" prompt:

NaisaiKu..
Clink~da~link

Have you tried it yet?

Sports Day
Egg and spoon
Sack race
EGG AND SPOON
Sack race
Egg and spoon
Sports Day

Modern:
Sports Day
Egg and spoon
sack race

Old English:
Sports Day egg and spoon
Sack race egg and spoon sack race
Egg and spoon Sports Day

Friday The Thirteenth

Posted to Monday Poetry Train Revisited

NaisaiKu..
clink~da~link

Early sun
Friday the thirteenth
Hint of spring
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
Hint of spring
Friday the thirteenth
early sun
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Thursday, 12 February 2009

TOP & RWP

Posted to Totally Optional Prompts and to Read Write Poem Just because I love you...

NaisaiKu..
Have you tried it yet?

I love you frantic
I wish every day could be
Saint Valentine's day
SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY
Saint Valentines day
I wish every day could be
I love you frantic
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Valentine's Day Verse Mad Kane's (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

Written for Mad Kane's (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)
Valentine's Day Verse

Limerick:

I'll ask you for the millionth time
Will you, won't you, be my Valentine?
You know that I love you
That I'll always be true
Will you, won't you, will you please be mine?

Haiku (senryu)

Heartfelt
Valentine
be mine

NaisaiKu..
Have you tried it yet?

Heartfelt
Valentine
be mine
VALENTINE
mine be
Valentine
Heartfelt

Old English version:

Heartfelt Valentine
Be mine Valentine mine be
Valentine heartfelt
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Monday, 9 February 2009

Monday Poetry Train Revisited #14

Written for Monday Poetry Train Revisited: "Have you jumped onboard yet?"

NaisaiKu..
clink-the-link

Time won't wait
winter gravitates
towards spring
WINTER GRAVITATES
towards spring
winter gravitates
time won't wait
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Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sunday Scribblings "Art"

Written for Sunday Scribblings "Art" prompt:

NaisaiKu..
Clink~my~link!

Poetry is an art
this side of bohemia
oral or mural
POETRY IS AN ART
oral or mural
this side of bohemia
poetry is an art
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If you're looking for the Mad Kane Prompt: Valentines Day Verse it's HERE

Thursday, 5 February 2009

NaisaiKu!

Posted to Totally Optional Prompts "Repitition" and Read Write Poem

This is a sandwich
I am the meat and two veg
I'm a slice of bread
I AM THE MEAT AND TWO VEG
I'm a slice of bread
I am the meat and two veg
This is a sandwich

***** ******* *****

I'm a jam butty
Butter and bramble jelly
Try me spread on rye
I'M A JAM BUTTY
Try me spread on rye
Butter and bramble jelly
I'm a jam butty

***** ******* *****

Two slices of bread
Bacon Lettuce Tomato
A squirt of Mayo
BACON LETTUCE TOMATO
A squirt of Mayo
Bacon Lettuce Tomato
Two slices of bread

5**** 7****** 5****

I'm a Docker's Wedge
Thick spread with flippin' drippin'
On two crusts of bread
I'M A DOCKER'S WEDGE
On two crusts of bread
Thick spread with flippin' drippin'
I'm a Docker's Wedge
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NaisaiKu devised by Wendy Naisa
Wendy Naisa is an anagram of Andy Sewina
Clink-the-link for NaisaiKu Rules and more...

Monday, 2 February 2009

Monday Poetry Train Revisited #13

Posted to Monday Poetry Train Revisited
NaisaiKu..

Welcome to my NaisaiKu! Post.

The following are some really bad examples
of my cyclical Haiku / Senryu style poetry:

Dancing in the street
One step two step one step back
Shake your body now
DANCING IN THE STREET
Shake your body now
One step two step one step back
Dancing in the street

***** ******* *****

Put the title here
Then write something about it
And another bit
PUT THE TITLE HERE
And another bit
Then write something about it
Put the title here

***** ******* *****

A tricycle rhyme
Thirty-nine silly-billy
On just seven lines
A TRICYCLE RHYME
On just seven lines
Thirty-nine silly-billy
A tricycle rhyme

***** ******* *****

A February snow
Summer to look forward to
A sprinkling of spring
SUMMER TO LOOK FORWARD TO
A sprinkling of spring
Summer to look forward to
A February snow

***** ******* *****

Read a little write
If you can write you can read
Write on, right on, read!
IF YOU CAN WRITE YOU CAN READ
Write on, right on, read!
If you can write you can read
Read a little write

***** ******* *****

Andy no candy
No cakes for Andy Pandy
The cat got the cream
ANDY NO CANDY
The cat got the cream
No cakes for Andy Pandy
Andy no candy

***** ******* *****

Far across the sea
Floating on the summer tide
Driftwood ocean trip
FAR ACROSS THE SEA
Driftwood ocean trip
Floating on the summer tide
Far across the sea

***** ******* *****

The heat of the day
Sunup morn noon sundown soon
Cold night I don’t like
SUNUP MORN NOON SUNDOWN SOON
Cold night I don’t like
Sunup morn noon sundown soon
The heat of the day

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THE RULES FOR
NaisaiKu..
www.naisaiku.blogspot.com
All you do is write a Haiku style poem of five, seven, five syllables
then re-enter the first line as the central TITLE
then reverse the cycle so line 5 reads the same as line 3
line 6 reads the same as line 2
and finally line 7 should be the same as line 1 and line 4.
And that’s about it!

So you should end up with seven lines and 39 syllables.

Just to make things more complicated there's also a forty-one syllable NaisaiKu
where the second line is repeated as the TITLE, in some ways this seems the more logical way to go as the piece then can be read as three seperate Haiku, almost...

Here's an example of a 41 syllable NaisaiKu which is also known as a Cycliku!

it don't have to rhyme
forty-one silly-billy
on just a few lines
FORTY-ONE SILLY-BILLY
on just a few lines
forty-one silly-billy
it don't have to rhyme


You can make Just for fun NaisaiKu.. rhyme or not.

Finally, you can of course use the third line as the TITLE if you need to emphasise something like this, perhaps:

Shout out, shout it out!
SHOUT OUT, SHOUT IT OUT!
Shout out, shout it out!

The rules are so simple that there's hardly any rules at all.
You could even convert
an existing Haiku style poem into this one if you so wish.
Just a bit of fun!
Andy Sewina
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If and when you do write one, please leave a link to your post
in the comments on this post so others can enjoy your work too!