Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

FIRST SHORT INTERVAL

Toby Speed: Epitaph for a Mosquito

Hatched.
Buzz.
Dispatched.
Was.

 

Susanna Clayson: Haiku Tale

Robin Hood’s green tights
Were no protection in fights
Against armoured knights.

 

Ed Shacklee: The Lemming

The lemming's a reclusive creature, sensible and docile,
who favors countryside to towns, the small to the colossal;
is fond of eating vegetables, plus getting lots of sleep,
and seems to feel a leg of lamb looks better on a sheep.
The odds that it would jump into the sea, en masse, are nil −
but as for those who made the myth, we can but pray they will.

 

Edmund Conti: Rabbits

It's true.
They do.

 

James B. Nicola: Two Kinds of Moisture

Dew
is
new
and
mould
is
old.

 

L.A. Mereoie: Tailpiece

While wagtails, often seen in town,
Can only bob them up and down,
Redstarts, as G. White testified,
Can shiver them from side to side.

Redstart. Detail of painting by H.D. Astley

 

 

Site and content Copyright © Lighten Up Online and the authors, 2008 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.