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Stream of Consciousness Trapezoidal Haiku Riff/Rap


Impressions of The Season

 By Susie Duncan Sexton

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to ... let it rain." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Never forget that old adage -- April showers bring May flowers!)


Spring & Wing

Ages & Stages

Trampolines & Magazines

Nestlings cuddle & Raindrops  puddle

Bicycles whizzing & Lemonade fizzing

(Limericks?  Sonnets?  Sweet Easter bonnets!)

Lame paperback novels & Sod-transferring shovels

Whirligigs swirl, twist and spin & Brazen dandelions win

(Tulips, jonquils, daffodils!  Frolic! Giggle! Roll down hills!)

Uncoiled green hoses fill bird baths & Benches appear on pebbled paths

"God's in his heaven..." This world's all right! (PIPPA PASSES--a Robert Browning poem from childhood days) "Mud-luscious (and puddle) wonderful..." -- grand sound-bite! (Thank you, e.e. cummings!)

Leashed pooches, cats poised on window ledges & Joggers huff, puff. Finches flit through hedges.

Officious ants line up -- for picnic hustling.  Honking horns target entitled geese bustling!

  One dozen syllables reawaken the soul!  Conscious Trapezoidal Haiku Riff/Rap -- my goal!  ~Susie Alexander Hamilton (with welcome assistance from beneficial though mercurial Mother Nature, mood-swinger in residence)

  (POSTSCRIPT in Prose:  Just a thought -- Wondering if Abe Lincoln might have penned his Gettysburg Address on post-it notes-- rather than the backs of envelopes--had such office supplies been available in the mid-1800s?)

  "WHAT IS A SOUL?  It's like electricity -- we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room." ~ Ray Charles   

 "It Could Be Verse" (an inspired title of a book of humorous poetry) ~ Victor Buono

 (NOTE: One of the photos in the illustrative collage is of me and Bobby Morsches ... tiny greeters for May 1952 junior/senior prom. Taken by local photographer Carter O. Diffendarfer ... a very popular local fellow ... that name straight out of a Dickens novel!)


Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in Susie's book Secrets of an Old Typewriter and its follow-up Misunderstood Gargoyles and Overrated Angels - print and ebook versions of both are available on Amazon (click the title). The books are also carried by these fine retailers: Ann Arbor's Bookbound and Common Language; Columbia City's Whitley County Historical Museum; and Fort Wayne's The Bookmark. And you can download from iTunes.Read her blog here, and meet other like-minded souls at her facebook fan page. Visit her author website at www.susieduncansexton.com. Joi n a great group of animal advocates Squawk Back: Helping animals when others can't ... Or Won't. Roy's blog ReelRoyReviews can be found here.


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