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#mcescher They bounce in the air
without breath or pant,
They're the daring young girl
and her high-flying aunt.

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50 comes to a close…Haiku 2

The great Lewis Grizzard titled one of his books Elvis Is Dead, and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself.  Neither man made it to age 50; I am grateful and thankful for every day.

Here’s a haiku I wrote, inspired by the King’s birthday on August 16:

2

In about a month,

I will have outlived Elvis

by nine years, two days.

 

Stay tuned for a new haiku each day (or evening)…

Doctor Don

——————–

…a haiku series from my last month as a first-year quinquagenarian.

As with many things in life, this just happened.

I had this grand vision of taking a month-long road trip the year I turned 50 and writing a book about the experience, including thoughts and observations on my life (and life in general) so far.

Well, as John Lennon sang–but didn’t originate–in “Beautiful Boy,” life “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  So, no trip and no book (yet).

One night a few weeks ago, I woke up from a recliner nap and boom!  I got an idea.  No rhyme, no reason, it just came to me:  For my last month as a 50-year-old, I would write a haiku each night to capture the experience. 

As the Poetry Foundation reminds us, a haiku is “a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time” [my emphasis].

Each night for one month I will write and post a haiku.  By September 17, the end-result will be a 30-haiku series.  At that time, I’ll (hopefully) be starting a new year and chapter of what I call my “Age of Quinquagenarius.”

Friday Foto: “I see M.C. and me” edition

Digital-age, door-knob selfie homage to M. C. Escher…

Doctor Don doorknob self-portrait, in the style of M. C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere” (1935)

 

“Hand with Reflecting Sphere” (1935), by M. C. Escher

 

#escherhomage

#mcescher

50 comes to a close…Haiku 1

In keeping with the best laid plans (read below), I intended to write and post my first haiku for this series when I got home from work yesterday.

After taking care of “life” things–eating, family, etc.–I promptly…fell asleep.  I awoke around 2 a.m. and could/would not go back to sleep until I had written the initial haiku, which now would be an extra one because I missed my first deadline (my apologies, followers!).

Here, then, is the beginning of the end of 50, in haiku form:

1

Fell asleep last night,

an act that puts me one day

behind on haikus…

 

Stay tuned for a new haiku each day (or evening), with an extra one coming today to get me back on track…

Doctor Don

 

——————–

…a haiku series from my last month as a first-year quinquagenarian.

As with many things in life, this just happened.

I had this grand vision of taking a month-long road trip the year I turned 50 and writing a book about the experience, including thoughts and observations on my life (and life in general) so far.

Well, as John Lennon sang–but didn’t originate–in “Beautiful Boy,” life “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  So, no trip and no book (yet).

One night a few weeks ago, I woke up from a recliner nap and boom!  I got an idea.  No rhyme, no reason, it just came to me:  For my last month as a 50-year-old, I would write a haiku each night to capture the experience. 

As the Poetry Foundation reminds us, a haiku is “a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time” [my emphasis].

Each night for one month I will write and post a haiku.  By September 17, the end-result will be a 30-haiku series.  At that time, I’ll (hopefully) be starting a new year and chapter of what I call my “Age of Quinquagenarius.”

50 comes to a close…

…a haiku series from my last month as a first-year quinquagenarian.

As with many things in life, this just happened.

I had this grand vision of taking a month-long road trip the year I turned 50 and writing a book about the experience, including thoughts and observations on my life (and life in general) so far.

Well, as John Lennon sang–but didn’t originate–in “Beautiful Boy,” life “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  So, no trip and no book (yet).

A few nights ago, I woke up from a recliner nap and boom!  I got an idea.  No rhyme, no reason, it just came to me:  For my last month as a 50-year-old, I would write a haiku each night to capture the experience. 

As the Poetry Foundation reminds us, a haiku is “a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time” [my emphasis].

Beginning right now, each night for one month I will write and post a haiku.  By September 17, the end-result will be a 30-haiku series.  At that time, I’ll (hopefully) be starting a new year and chapter of what I call my “Age of Quinquagenarius.”

Stay tuned, beginning later this evening…

Doctor Don

 

Monday Meme: “Mushroom minion minus suspenders” edition

Mushroom Monday

Friday foto: “Inside Out(side)” edition

“Inside Out(side)”:

A picture I took from a parking deck stairwell (top), in the style of Magritte’s “The Human Condition” (bottom).

Inside Out(side)

“Inside Out(side),” Doctor Don, 2017

 

The Human Condition

“La condition humaine,” René Magritte, 1933

 

#artinwatauga

#magrittemotif

#renemagritte

 

Friday Foto Funny: “hide in plain sight” edition

The dangers of self-fulfilling signs…

Hidden signs

#selffulfillingsigns

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