Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My birthday.

As much as I am grateful to have another birthday (it is better than the alternative!), I think it is much more fun when they fall on weekends, particularly when my husband has to work. At least the boy was charming and wonderful all day, and even took an extra-long nap to give me more time to play in the afternoon. I had some really yummy hot chocolate from the bakery on the corner and ordered in breakfast for dinner. I'll have my birthday-red velvet cupcake in a little while. The hubby has more plans this weekend, when his family will come to town to babysit.

I happened to be perusing my former poetry professor's blog earlier today and thought you all would enjoy this poem on poetry that he wrote. I got a kick out of it.

I appreciate Cicely's efforts in a five-part haiku invective against fall, despite my disagreement with it; you can read her work here. I did receive a request to extend the deadline for this challenge, however, and because of that (and because I'll be grateful for the extra time with which to continue writing my novel), I will extend last week's challenge for another week. You can read my five-part poem and get the link for the project details here.

Word count: 3,397/50,000

Haiku News

Surprising: Brazil
coed causes quite a stir
with a short red dress.

seeks to dismiss his charges;
two months till judge rules.


klooky said...

have a really great weekend, dear!

that brazilian dress debacle - oh man. on one hand, i want desperately not to care. on another, the feminist inside wants to scream. and then if i had a third hand i'd probably say something bitchy about exploitation and how it really just disavows any potentially productive dialogue. le sigh.

Anonymous said...

Haiku News Commentary

A little red dress
Reveals more than some costumes
Worn for Carnival?

It just seems petty
To get that agitated
About exposed legs....