Wednesday, February 25, 2009

3WW (CXXVI)

Image of an ideal bus advert which  reads 'LONGER STYLUS, LIGHTER TABLETS, BETTER PAY PER WORD/SAY NO TO QUILLS scribe writes now'.Dear Gentle Reader,

It is 3WW time again.

This week's words are callous, interfere, and persistent.

This week sees four entries; two haikus and one American sentence.

Also, one naisaiku for the Naisaiku Challenge. (See, I can count...)

Tschuess,
Chris



IS BEAUTY ONLY SKIN DEEP?

Persistent callous
interferes with fetish love.
See podiatrist.


[Ahh. the Beauty of the Oxford English Dictionary... My Shorter (two volume) OED allows that the 1578 meaning of callous included what we now more commonly spell as callus... Thank goodness I am stuck in the past...]



THE WORKPLACE (a.k.a. not much different from the schoolyard)

persistent tremor
palsy interferes with all
...callous colleagues mock



THE COROLLARY TO JOHN DONNE'S
MEDITATION XVII,
RESTATED FOR BIOLOGISTS AND OTHERS

Callous symbiotes interfere with each other's life; life's persistent.



The naisaiku... [This one is to be read aloud with a puff of air after the first two lines of each haiku, and a sigh after the third line of each haiku.]


See podiatrist
interfere with fetish love...
persistent callous
OBSERVE THE DIMINUATION OF LUST
persistent callous
interfere with fetish love...
See podiatrist

16 comments:

ThomG said...

Clever and humorous, sly and fun. Wonderful stuff.

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Like all three, sorry four!

Wendy Naisa said...

You seem to cope remarkably well with these tongue twisting words.

Thanks for taking The NaisaiKu.. Challenge! again this week.

gigihawaii said...

Foot fetish, eh? Mahalo for the chuckle, Chris!

!nversed Poignancy! said...

Lol..
Lovely!

ande said...

Too too fun! I love the puffing of air and the sigh is well placed in the naisaiku. I too took the challenge for the first time today-wrote about barbecue- I guess I'm just hungry

Anonymous said...

There is no space between the a and loud in the word aloud. Unless of course you did that on purpose!

(remember your correction last week?)

Junosmom said...

They don't mean to be callous, but my family expects me to be persistent in my housekeeping and that interferes with my ability to think coherently and wax poetic.

Amarettogirl said...

These are BRILLIANT - my fave for sure is the dermatologist invoked first one --so so witty and well done! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! i hope you like mine:
DOSE OF REALITY
http://amarettogirl.squarespace.com/the-written-word/

Cloudia said...

Chris: Highest form of flattery:

Gentile Readers . . . jewish & muslim & buddhist readers too:

I'm not a poet - though I oft play one in the blogosphere.....

I wanna be clever like you one day!
Your Scrib(-ler)
ps: here be dragons! Aloha-

Sepiru Chris said...

ThomG,

Thank you ever so much. I'll delve into dark one of these days, though that is tricky with a haiku.

STG,

Thanks, I have to go visiting myself still.

Wendy Naisa,

I just twist my tongue into the words and nudge them into place. Fun challenge you have going.

Gigihawaii,

Glad you chuckled.

!nversed Poignancy!

Thanks. What did you derive your e-handle from?

Ande,

BBQ in Valhalla? Why not! Glad that you liked them. I look forward to visiting.

Anonymous,

*I burst out laughing.* You are oh so correct; I am delighted to be corrected. I would be mortified if that error stood under my nom de plume. Errors like that trip me up when I read, and then I have to guess if they were intentional and puzzle it out. Thank you very much!

Tschuess!

Junosmom,

Families... Chief educator and chief bottle washer... at least your free-verse is unimpaired.

If these abilities are indeed impaired, then your family's gain is the world's loss as your lucidity and ability to wax prosaically appear to be unimpeded. I cannot guess what they would be like, then, if there were no encumbrances placed upon you.

Take a break! Send them away for a week, or take a week off for yourself...

Amerettogirl,

Thank you ever so much. I am wondering what your enjoyment of the first tells us...

I very much look forward to visiting.

Cloudia,

*tickled pink*

Tschuess,
Chris

Tumblewords: said...

Your works tickle my sole and wrinkle my tongue.

susan said...

It's little wonder you're married: most women enjoy funny men. Thanks.

Dominic Rivron said...

I'd not come across naisaiku before. Great fun.

Poems, symmetrical
about a single line are
strange beasts. What's all this
ABOUT NAISAIKU?
Strange beasts. What's all this
about a single line? Are
poems symmetrical?
Not this one.

:)

jjdebenedictis said...

Ee-hee! As usual, I like all of yours. I have to echo ThomG: funny and sly.

Stan Ski said...

I think I should laugh.
These made me think AND laugh