Day Seven, NaPoWriMo: Write a Sevenling

By Nakahara Nantenbo (Andon, No. 85, p. 59) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s poem on Robert Brewer’s blog is a sevenling, and it’s a lot of fun. Click on the link to read the rules. My attempt is below.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 7 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Zen

 

one wide brush

one block of ink

one roll of rice paper

 

one minute

one emptiness

one stoke

 

mastery

Six Declarations and a Question

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The doomed cottonwood is leafing out.

I have to call our handyman.

He needs the work and will do it well.

I remember when it was a sapling, bending in spring wind.

It is now too brittle to stay.

Its roots are sprintering our cement.

Why didn’t it flourish somewhere else?

 

Write a Poem about Laughter

 

By Andrea Schaffer from Sydney, Australia (Hotei, god of happiness at Jōchi-ji temple) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

On day 7 of NaPoWriMo, Donna Sadd requests the pleasure of your laughter poem.

#NaPoWriMo – Day 7 – Laughter – #Kids | Donna L Sadd.

Here’s mine:

Laughter

When my father
was young,
he went to work
painting backgrounds
for animated gels
in a cartoon studio,
The first day
he sat in on a session
of daily rushes,
giggling helplessly
at the gags
until the other
artists turned
around to glare
at the fool who
thought their
work was funny,
funny, isn’t it
how easily we
all forget what
we are really
doing here?