Limerick for National Limerick Day

There once was a candidate, The Donald,
who left many a thinking mind boggled.
For his ideas roamed
the way his hair was combed
and were on fascism partly modeled.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

dialog while watching the crescent moon set in the West (for Lan)

she: love’s a plantain
cooked with sweet rice and fish sauce

he: I’m here  mình ơi

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

haikai no renga – in re: the 2016 White House Correspondents dinner

laugh it up, you guys
[they are mostly guys] next comes
the apocalypse
so, blokes, pick your lodging now
in the sulfurous Eighth Ring

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

senryu – parable for the present age

all too many say
not my circus, not my monkeys
now the fat cats stalk

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

senryu – mutual attraction of the feckless

inept president
meets wholly useless monarch:
a match made for groupies

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

real wealth (for Lan)

I’m rich   not in terms of money
but for your unforgettable friendship
I’m poor   not for lack of funds
but for there being so little time
remaining for us to be together

had I a gold coin for each song of mine
which exists solely because of you
I would be a most affluent man

if each verse of mine which you possess
were a treasure   you would be twice
richer than you are    however
much opulence is yours:

tresses of fine silk
eyes like diamonds
lips the color of rubies
a body of golden charms
that sweet strait redolent
of rare liqueurs
a voice like a silver bell
and   most precious of all
your gentle spirit    your lively wit

forever I’ll go singing
your body’s riches
your spirit’s talents
never shall I cease singing
nor cease praying that
our moments together
be without number

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

signs and wonders

midst buds on branches
hangs a half-moon   strange bright fruit
for all eyes to see

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016