Eight Not Ate

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Eight brown ducks bobbing by

In the shade, under sky

Waiting for humans’ bread

To fall down on their head.

 

For August photo a day challenge

 

Bottle Dance

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

If you come atop such

Bottled up

Glass

Be sure to not

Pass

Such opportune

Moment

For an impromptu

Dance class.

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge: Illusions

 

 

Make Gravity Weep

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Hold on to your hat

And the change in your pockets

They upended this house

From drawers to sockets.

You will see chairs on ceilings

Light fixtures on floors

Every room, nook, and cranny

Odder than one before.

Floating car in garage

Beds that won’t let you sleep

Basement’s legs in the sky

Will make gravity weep.

So come right on in

Come sideways and down

This whole silly house

Is a merry go clown.

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Pumpkin Stalk?

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin hill

In pigtails

Overkill

And some weed

In the back

Growing beanstalk

For Jack?

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Drive-Thru

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

It is not everyday

You see ostrich crew

Arrive for your order

At the Drive-Thru,

Or have zebras peek in

To ensure you are pleased

Beating deer to the chase

To customers’ ease.

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Six Words Are Not Quite Enough

 

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Six striped empty tables in Berlin; Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Six words are not quite enough

For me who lengthy rhymes adore

So instead of words to doff

I’ll celebrate with six times four.

 

 

For The Six Word Saturday Challenge

 

Hold Fire

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Not exactly preventive

And yet he sure looks to me

Like Smokey Bear’s evil cousin

Holding fires to be.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Jabberwocky

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

If the spoot

Got your boot

And the ptuk

Stole your truck,

It is time to call

A glonky

To clean up

This jabberwocky.

 

 

Merriam-Webster’s word for June 18, 2018:

Jabberwocky

This post continues the blogging challenge in which Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, serves as inspiration a-la the “Daily Prompt.”

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Out Of Place

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Surely all would admit

Something here does not fit

King or not

No one ought

To require this bed

For their camped royal head.

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge