March 20th, 2007

learning

(no subject)

Yesterday I didn't have the time or brain power to write a poem.
Today, I have been home an hour and I have notes on four.
Three of which will probably be good, even.

But, I need to spread manure on the garden plots, feed and water the chickens and my cousin from Indiana is in town and having car trouble.
I should probably run by and visit him as he works on it.

Also.... I forgot.
learning

The Daily Doggerel

Birdhouses of the Kalahari

I
Bent and rusted license plate
shaped and set
atop a fence post.

II
Mud and straw
a basket baked
in a thorn tree

III
A hollow gourd
a hole knocked in
hung from the stem

IV
A child's dollhouse
tacked to the shed wall
unfurnished

V
Another gourd
another hole
another stem

VI
Someone nailed
an old leather shoe
to a telephone pole

VII
A pair of bee-eaters
hopping in and out of
buffalo skull sockets

VIII
This gourd
is lying on the ground
filled with finch

IX
Red string and yellow string and blue string and green string
the social-weavers have taken it
upon themselves

© mckenzee 2007