Thursday, May 01, 2008

Choices (haiku)...

I couldn't decide.
I waited too long for you
to make up my mind.

22 comments:

curmudgeon said...

I guess it's settled then.

Winston said...

So... what did you do?

Joan of Argghh! said...

Oh, this is perfect! Well done!

boneman said...

ah.....but y'all didn't put one in, eh?
Well, here's some amaryllis, just because I thought it would have been a nice try.

Sparrow didn't even post her own, so, the contest was still up for grabs.

I don't get it.

but then, I'm a man. We're more to duty than politics, eh?

Doom said...

That's not fair! (if true?)

So, I'll fix it as best as I am able. Now, I know you very well might not be able to take a vacation this summer. But, if you can, I'll be heading out that west (partly to white-water with other bloggers, as you know). It would not be a romance, just a friend thing. But, if you have the time and a little money, I bet we could figure a way to get you some Colorado time, anyway. You would get to meet some of the other bloggers as well.

Crazy, I know, but there it is. Gas would be free, everything else we would have to work out, though I think it might be doable and negotiable. So there:p

boneman said...

Guy walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees it's filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be thousands of dollars in it.

He approaches the bartender and asks. "What's up with the jar?"

"Well, you pay $10 and if you pass three tests, you get all the money."

The man certainly isn't going to pass this up. "What are the three tests?"

"Pay first, those are the rules." says the bartender. So the man gives him the $10 and the bartender drops it into the jar.

"OK," the bartender says. Here's what you need to do:

First, you have to drink that entire gallon of pepper tequila - the whole thing - all at once...and you can't make a face while doing it.

Second, there's a mean pit bull chained up out back with a sore tooth. You have to remove the tooth with your bare hands.

Third, there's a 90-year-old woman upstairs who has never had an orgasm during sex. You've gotta make things right for her."

The man is stunned. "I know I paid my $10, but I'm not an idiot, I won't do it! You have to be nuts to drink a gallon of pepper tequila, and then do those other things..."

"Your call," says the bartender, "but your money stays where it is."

As time goes on and the man has several drinks, then a few more, he asks, "Wherez zat tequila?"

He grabs the gallon with both hands and downs it with a big slurp. Tears stream down both cheeks, but he doesn't make a face.

Next, he staggers out back where the pit bull is chained up and soon the people inside the bar hear a huge, noisy, scuffle going on outside. They hear the pit bull barking, the guy screaming, the pit bull yelping and then silence.

Just when they think the man surely must be dead, he staggers back into the bar, with his shirt ripped and large bloody scratches all over his body.

Now," he says........ "Where's the old woman with the sore tooth?"

boneman said...

....good mornin'

dianne said...

Oh Boney! Hahahahahahaha I think I just peed my pants!!

dianne said...

Came over to say 'hello' Jean and found Boney's joke. Guess you're still tucked up in bed.

Faith said...

LOL really hard, boneman. I'm passing that one on.
Thanks for the laugh

Jean said...

Dave - done and over!

Winston - well...nothing.

Joan - thanks :-)

Berry - this one was left over from another week.
That joke is a riot. Good morning!!

Doom - I'd love to make that trip, but yeah...money is questionable right now. Who knows, though? It might be a possibility.

Dianne - 'morning to you and Faith!
(I just woke up. Slept late today.)

dianne said...

Good girl, spoil yourself a little, have a lovely Saturday. :)

AspergantuS said...

This is an interesting post...

If you were to place a comma after long, it has one meaning.

I couldn't decide.
I waited too long, for you
to make up my mind.

If you were to place a comma after you, it has a totally different meaning meaning.

I couldn't decide.
I waited too long for you,
to make up my mind.

yet with no comma, it leaves the true meaning up to the individual reader.

I couldn't decide.
I waited too long for you
to make up my mind.

Nice!!!

Jean said...

Mick, that's a mix of engineering/musician analysis right there. I like it!

boneman said...

how ya doin', gal?
Are your green eyes still shinin'?
(eleven blogs on)


(yeah, but some aren't real.
Everyone gives you one
when y'all sign up, eh?)

Jean said...

I'm here. Just blah.

/t. said...

jean,

love your
lovely haiku(!)

here's one i call,

  a b c d e
  f g h i j k l
  m n o-o p


a partial alphabet haiku

>8---:} )

Jean said...

/t, you are amazing!

/t. said...

yes,

thanks!

i can do
a partial numeric haiku, too,
but it has to be in base 16...

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Jean said...

base 16.....okkkkkkkkkk :-)

Bird said...

i love this!

haiku is so precise, so exacting (more so than other forms of poetry - which also require precision and exactness) and yet, this haiku embraces both ambiguity (leaving room for more than one interpretation) and precision.

nicely done!

so glad, jean, that boneman sent you to my roost - so i could track you here. now i will have to take boneman to task for not turning ME onto YOU before. i shan't take him to task too strongly - he's a dear.

and asperagantus - yeah line breaks and punctuation can make a exacting difference. isn't that just too cool?

flap/flap/flap
swoooooosh!

Jean said...

Bird, I am flattered.
Looking forward to learning much from you.