Spring Rain


spring rain
a snail continues
his journey

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Daily Poem – On Poetry

August 30, 2006

On Poetry

This is a sonnet about poetry.

Don Paterson

In the same way that the mindless diamond keeps
one spark of the planet’s early fires
trapped forever in its net of ice,
it’s not love’s later heat that poetry holds,
but the atom of the love that drew it forth
from the silence: so if the bright coal of his love
begins to smoulder, the poet hears his voice
suddenly forced, like a bar-room singer’s — boastful
with his own huge feeling, or drowned by violins;
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A Day on the Bus

A woman got on a bus holding a baby.

The bus driver said, “That’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen.”

In a huff, the woman slammed her fare into the fare box and took an aisle seat near the rear of the bus.

The man seated next to her sensed that she was agitated and asked her what was wrong.

“The bus driver insulted me!” she fumed.

The man sympathized and said, “Why, he’s a public servant and shouldn’t say things to insult passsengers.”

“You’re right,” she said. “I think I’ll go back up there and give him a piece of my mind.”
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Tossed Tree


a tossed tree
and a lone ornament
in the rain

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Daily Poem – Overcast

August 29, 2006


by Jean L. Connor

The day, of no great merit,
ended — a dandelion gone to seed,
minutes squandered, hours spent,
no bright gold. Yet in the ledgered

plainness of the day, overcast, common,
some subtle brush of meaning
held me. Was it those unexpected
words of thanks, or the single lilac
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What’s my line?

(from my friend, a math professor)

Q: What does a math graduate say to a sociology graduate?

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Daily Haiku – Pasania

August 28, 2006


Among these summer trees, 
a pasania- 
something to count on 
By Matsuo Basho

A pasania is a Japanese evergreen tree (winter). It’s dead wood is host to Shitake Mushrooms
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