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Saturday, March 20, 2010

ILLOGICAL

For Haiku Bones
And NaiSaiKu Challenge?
And The American Sandwich
And Monday Poetry Train Revisited


HAIKU BONES - ILLOGICAL

Unscientific
Irrational, specious, flawed
Unempirical


NaiSaiKu

NaiSaiKu Challenge?
To Mission Impossible
PROBLEMATICAL?
Impossible Mission to
Challenge NaiSaiKu?


AMERICAN SANDWICH

A host of celebrities attended the awards ceremony.
The biggest disappointment was the absence of local nominees.
They attended their own, private function in a nearby public house.


NANO AMERICO^

“Is there anything coming up?”
“Well love, there’s still some left-over Spaghetti Bolognese from last night.”
“Anything, anything; just a portion.”


WALLS+WIRES

As long as nobody breaches security, our secret is safe.
Trespassers will be prosecuted.
Once the cat is out of the bag, everyone will have cause to panic.


ChooseDayChoice

Last week I suggested the following American Sentence:

Competition closes on the twenty seventh of January.

And came up with the following American Sandwich:

Which of the following do you think came first; the chicken, or the egg?
Send your answer, by e-mail, to the address at the top of your screen.
Competition closes on the twenty seventh of January.


AMERICAN SENTENCE

Conservative party goers have voted in favour of restraint.


‘FOUND’ AMERICAN SENTENCES

“The distant echo, of faraway voices boarding faraway trains”
From the song DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT by THE JAM
From the Album ALL MOD CONS

“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste.”
AND
“Use all you well-learned politesse, or I’ll lay your soul to waste, uhm yeah.”
From the song SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by THE ROLLING STONES
From the Album BEGGARS BANQUET

“Why not phone up Robin Hood and ask him for some wealth distribution.”
From the song WHITE MAN IN HAMMERSMITH PALAIS by THE CLASH

“I thought things were going well, but it hasn’t turned out so swell, has it?”
From the song OH SHIT! By THE BUZZCOCKS


FUTURE PROOF

My suggestion this week is to create a three-course dinner menu.
Your food menu can be anything, from School Canteen, to Haute Cuisine.
Separate sentences to include the words ‘Starter’, ‘Main course’, ‘Dessert’.

Choose American Sandwich, Nano Americo^, or Walls+Wires.


ACROSTIC TRY-OUT – WONDER

Written, but not entered, for the competition at
http://www.writing.com/gothamcontest


CATCH AND RELEASE

Cat taunting tempters of fate
Understand the nine lives thing
Risk-taking loses its weight
Intimidation, its sting
Obsessive-compulsive acts
Speculative feline dares
Invalidate apposite facts
Tom Cats grin on, unawares
Yo-yo’s ninth spin… going down…!