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Daily Haiku – Sunflowers

September 27, 2006

Sunflowers

7.09.2005

sunrise
a field of sunflowers
look East

kara
 
Primary Source:
http://lookingforthesun.blogspot.com/
Haiku posted at:
http://lookingforthesun.blogspot.com/2005/07/sunrise-field-of-sunflowers-look-east.html

Daily Poem – Elegance

September 27, 2006

Elegance

by Linda Gregg

All that is uncared for.
Left alone in the stillness
in that pure silence married
to the stillness of nature.
A door off its hinges,
shade and shadows in an empty room.
Leaks for light. Raw where
the tin roof rusted through.
The rustle of weeds in their
different kinds of air in the mornings,
year after year.
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://www.cstone.net/~poems/elegagre.htm
Primary Source:
http://www.cstone.net/~poems/

Daily Joke – Longevity…

September 27, 2006

Longevity…

One day an older fella was in for a checkup. After his examination, his doctor was amazed.

“Holy cow! Mr. Edwards, I must say that you are in the greatest shape of any 64 year old I have ever examined!”

“Did I say I was 64?”

“Well, no, did I read your chart wrong?”

“Damn straight you did! I’m 85!”

“85!! Unbelievable! You would be in great shape if you were 25! How old was your father when he died?”

“Did I say he was dead?”

“You mean…”

“Damn straight! He’s 106 and going strong!”

“My Lord! What a healthy family you must come from! How long did your grandfather live?”

“Did I say he was dead?”

“No! You can’t mean…”

“Damn straight! He’s 126, and getting married next week!”

“126! Truly amazing, Mr. Edwards. But gee, I wouldn’t think a man would want to get married at that age!”
…for the punch line, go to:
http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/89q1/married.164.html
Primary Source:
http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/best.html

Wind in the Long Grass

wind in the long grass
  every green thing
    breathing

—Ross Clark
        
Primary Source:
http://tinywords.com/haiku/
Haiku posted at:
http://tinywords.com/haiku/2001/04/25/

Daily Poem – To Helen

September 20, 2006

To Helen

by Edgar Allan Poe

Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o’er a perfumed sea,
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.

Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
Are Holy Land!
*Note – I knew of this poem long before I learned it was by Poe
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://www.emule.com/poetry/?page=poem&poem=1436
Primary Source:
http://www.emule.com/poetry/

Classic Farmer joke

A ventriloquist was driving through the midwest when his car broke down. He walked a ways and found a farmer who would let him use his phone. Well, the farmer seemed to be a real stereotypical rural type, so the ventriloquist thought it would be possible to have some fun with him. The farmer began to lead him back to the house.

Along the way, they passed a horse. The ventriloquist said to the farmer, “Is this your horse?” The farmer replied, “Yep.” The ventriloquist asked, “Can he talk?” The farmer said, “Nope.” The ventriloquist then said to the horse, “So, how do you like it here?” He then threw his voice, and said in a horse-like voice, “Oh, it’s pretty good. Every morning the farmer feeds me oats.” Upon hearing this the farmer was startled and quickened his pace.

Soon they came to a cow. The ventriloquist asked, “Is this your cow?” and the farmer replied, “Yep.” He then asked, “Does it talk?” and the farmer replied, “I..I don’t think so.” The ventriloquist asked the cow, “How do you like it here?” and threw his voice again. In a cow-like voice, he said, “Oh, I like it just fine. Every morning the farmer comes and milks me.” Upon hearing this, the farmer squirmed. He looked down at the ground and continued walking.

Soon they came to some sheep. The ventriloquist asked, “Are these your sheep?” and the farmer replied, “Yep.” He then asked, “Do they talk?”
…for the punch line, go to:
http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/88q4/8772.8.html
Primary Source:
http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/best.html

Autumn Full Moon

Autumn full moon, 
the tides slosh and foam 
coming in 

by Basho
Primary Source:
http://www.geocities.com/alanchng1978/index.html
Haiku posted at:
http://www.geocities.com/alanchng1978/basho.html