Friday night poetry slam

Were you wondering what cool people do on Friday night? They put their kids to bed and write haikus.

Below I thank, in 17-syllable fashion, seven more people for heeding my Facebook call to follow my blog one day this week. I promised haikus to the top 20 who signed up to receive my emails, and this just about rounds it out. (Ok, I have a couple more to write, but being cool is so exhausting that I can’t dream up another syllable of poetry tonight.)

Thank you so much, all, for supporting Emily En Route. Major thanks to you, friends.

 

Lisa K.W.

You are like champagne

Celebrate! It’s just more fun

When you are around

Hector L.M.

Tu, como el sol

Brillas, y todos crecen

Tu luz tan fuerte

Erin D.R.

You got for-real style

From prom dresses to mom togs

Fab across decades

Kathleen F.D.

If there was a prize

For the world’s twinkliest eyes

You would always win.

Jeanne L.

Dressed up or in sweats,

Tis a rare woman who just

exudes elegance.

Carrie H.Y.

Never has a soul

Met one so soothing as you

Clear voice, warm eyes, love

Melanie R.

You have a smile that

Unites people and brings them

closer to the One

For reals, though, my apologies for taking so long to get these haikus to you. The boys and summer have been taking it all out of me. Writing, beaches, pools, Little League games, tag in the park, shedding dogs, grains of sand multiplying on the floor and in my sheets…every single second (and multiple cleaning supplies) are occupied when you have two little boys in your grill 24/7.

The "seaweed" in Charlie's hand is just one object of found art they've brought home this week.

The “seaweed” in Charlie’s hand is just one object of found art they’ve brought home this week.

Perhaps because I let them bring home the seaweed, they agreed to pose for a pic with me. Which is exciting, because I have surprisingly few snaps of the boys and me.

Perhaps because I let them bring home the seaweed, they agreed to pose for a pic with me. Which is exciting, because I have surprisingly few snaps of the boys and me.

 

And the really cool thing we did this week was this. Charlie's first library card. Then we did something I will never allow heretofore: I let them check out 25 books. That is 20 too many.

And the really cool thing we did this week was this. Charlie’s first library card. Then we did something I will never allow heretofore: I let them check out 25 books, of which, realistically, I now have to keep track. Probably 20 too many.

 

 

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