Challenge of the Month: Neither Rhyme nor Reason

Following Greg’s example, I am offering a potpourri of themes. To add an individual note, I am accompanying them with rhymes – and not to be taken too seriously!

The limmerick first:

 What do you know
A blue Garceau
Blue on the outside - haven't been inside -
That's all I have to show.

Now for the haikus, strictly following the 5 – 7 – 5 pattern, with a reference to nature and the last line a zen-like non sequitur.

eggs and el ef el
help yourself, we like them both
countryside so green
Farm eggs sold from a refrigerated vendor and an LFL
looking for a chain
in the rain where can it be
drops fall on my head
The rain from the gutter follows the chain to the vats where it is collected and used to water the adjacent flower beds.
The adjacent flower beds – yes, I was out in the rain looking for a chain!

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

7 response to "Challenge of the Month: Neither Rhyme nor Reason"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 26, 2020

    Haikus look like fun
    How do you do them I say
    I’m already perplexed

  2. By: NancyG Posted: July 26, 2020

    Yes! So happy that you have your bike again!!! And what a fantastic post for its first post-doc trip. Very creative./

  3. By: gregblood Posted: July 26, 2020

    Such sweet poetry — especially the first one. And the first picture is my favorite one too. The man and the woman, both trying to hold it in, is hilarious.

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 26, 2020

    The chain downspout is an interesting photo. Out in the rain looking for a chain and found both!
    Great to see you have your wheels back!

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