I must be feeling a little jaded...
THREE HAIKU FOR THE PRESIDENT'S MARCH MADNESS PICKS*
Libya, rebel fighters--
On a stone that gathers moss...
All around, March fires.
What a social calendar!
*from The Huffington Post:
The president's bracket is fairly safe, with two 1-seeds and two 2-seeds advancing to the Final Four. The lowest seeded team in his Elite Eight is 3-seed Georgetown. Last year, Obama correctly picked North Carolina to win the tournament, and he provided commentary during the CBS broadcast of a Georgetown-Duke basketball game in January.
**As, from The Huffington Post, "Obama Executes Above-the-Fray Strategy On High-Profile Issues," etc.
The salamander was just for fun, and to have another bit of kigo and kireji. Nothing quite as inactive and droopy as a cold newt or salamander. The butterfly was a social butterfly, in honor of all politicians with booked-up dance cards, busy with visiting Blackhawks and so on while the world crumbles.
Photograph courtesy of sxc.hu and Rudy Tiben of Enschede, Netherlands: "The Pleiades Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) butterfly at Emmen Zoo."
Seek Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4 a.m.” Go back two hours. See towers and curtain walls of matchsticks, marble, marbles, light, cloud at stasis. Walk in. The beggar queen is dreaming on her throne of words…You have arrived at the web home of Marly Youmans, maker of novels, poetry collections, and stories, as well as the occasional fantasy for younger readers.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Posted by Marly Youmans at 1:54 PM
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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.