Willow Maid – Troiku Variation – August 30, 2015

Wind and willow

Wind and willow

young willow maid
calling to her lost lover
standing by the water

young willow maid
tears sit on her eye lashes
watches the storm

she sings her sad song
calling to her lost lover
who’ll never return

ah – no sails no sign
there’s only young willow maid
standing by the water

© G.s.k. ‘15

Inspired by Thotpurges’s variation of the troiku (which you can see clicking on this LINK 🙂
In the Morning Light


Sunday Whirl with Poetweet – March 1, 2015


Credits: Istituto Superiore Enrico Fermi (Fermitutti)

Through her granite veins
circles a ghost of fear
with empty names
it howls within her flesh
giving weight to her anorexia
and her table phobia.

Through, circle, veins, granite, fear, ghost, names, howl, empty, flesh, table, weight … these are the words for Brenda’s Sunday Whirl Wordle number 201!

Sunday Whirl banner

Which I’ve put together in a Poetweet an interesting form of poetry introduced to our Jen (The J of BJ) by thotpurge for this  week’s Mindlovemisery’s BJ and Shadorma and Beyond!

BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Poetweet – February 28, 2015

Writer from Philadelphia

This day’s been my epiphany!
As I set pen to paper
I feel my heart quicken.
I realize I love you,
now that you’re married
Your own, John.

© G.s.k. ‘15

When I was growing up, my parents had a huge record collection of old 78s … There was one that I loved, it must have been made in the late thirties or maybe it was even from the forties … it was, to me one of the funniest records I’ve ever heard. The lyrics were great! They went:

John ….. Mary
Oh John John John! …
Mary … Oh Mary Mary Mary!
Johnnnnnnn …
Maryyyyyyyy …


Oh … John …John


Correction … after diligent search I found the 1951 Stan Freberg hit – “John and Marsha” .. not Mary at all and here it is:


but I don’t want to change the Poetweet or this other great piece 😉

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(I looked for on Google and YouTube, but alas, I couldn’t find it. On the other hand, several years later we were treated to this:


This post was written for BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.  Thanks thotpurge for the great new form!