Category Archives: Happy poem

De profundis

I always have moments of insight of enormous profundity, and they frequently occur in very ordinary places, like a supermarket, doctor’s office, parking lot. Yes, particularly in parking lots. – James Steerforth (© 2015) It’s National Poetry Month, and today’s … Continue reading

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A matter of emphasis and perception

“It’s a yellow day,” Maud said. But everything inside and outside looked green (we live in a greenhouse). “Yes, today is a yellow day,” she repeated. “Because the sun is shining.” – James Steerforth (© 2013) Note Q: So what’s … Continue reading

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Rhyming rote

Now if I had anything to quote I’d give it an honest vote. But on that very same note I’d also tote its antidote and jump from any boat for air with the slightest mote. – Felix Morgenstern (© 2011) … Continue reading

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They call me the breeze

That there breath of air you calls a breeze – it ain’t nothin’ but a mellow tickle … – James ‘Kuntry Mode’ Steerforth Written upon inspiration by breeze, mellow and tickle from 3WW. And now, by the one and only … Continue reading

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Happy poem no. 5

But they haven’t / There’s that said magpie / And there’s a lonely Continue reading

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Oh celery

… celery intruded by means of untraceable association. Continue reading

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A look around, departure & let loose poem

so foregoing the white floc and only taking a sip from the
white armagnac that had come by post from that
part of France in a small bottle labeled “eau de
muses” to prevent any kind of customs troubles Continue reading

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Mirror to the sky

For A., once again They were carrying her newly purchased full-length mirror between them. “I can see you,” he exclaimed, “and I can see myself, the sky and that electric wire!” She smiled shyly. He could see it in her … Continue reading

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Culinary delight

“That tastes like deep-fried gravel!” I complained and was thrown out. It had been “nid d’hirondelle sur lit de roses” on the menu. Not a trace of bed or rose. But that wonderful gravelly feeling on teeth and tongue – … Continue reading

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Happy poem no. 4

Parodia magnifica* Hey, cheer up! Who says you’re ugly, old & worn, unlovable and a sourpuss – that’s just your current image of yourself. Even cacti do have their close friends, lovers & admirers! Get yourself watered a bit, & … Continue reading

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Happy poem no. 3

This one’s seen happiness beyond bliss It squints in happiness like someone exposed to too much bright sun coming in at an awkward winter angle What’s left after so much bliss? – James Steerforth (© 2008) Autobiographical note Written not … Continue reading

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Happy poem no. 2

It’s wearing a big wide grin (and nothing else but a scratched Swatch wristwatch) Omigod what big spade-like teeth, but white and healthy from regular brushing and flossing What big round blue eyes that smile at you, whoever you are … Continue reading

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Happy poem

Look at it – it’s happy on its cerulean blue plastic stool. Wouldn’t you with a bright chromium yellow bill like that? And ocher webbed feet comfortably sheathed in extra wide carmine rubber sandals? – James Steerforth (© 2007) Note … Continue reading

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