“And Isaac As-im-off”

(September 15, 2018)

Asimov punned

his name into a healthy

limerick so well*

 

(Bio-Chemist Professor and Science Fiction guru Isaac Asimov displayed a Bronx appetite for lusty japes with words whenever he could so afford – long after, I suspect, he had become too much an icon either in Boston Academia or at the halls of SF Publishing Houses. I forget the jest which led to the denouement “And no sooner said than Isaac Has-Em-Off” and will leave the subject of said last pun-ished line to the imagination of the reader…I seem to recall the limerick was addressed in one of The Master’s non-fiction books, probably about the fascinations found with numbers and suchlike.  Happy looking.)

“Oh, Chore Me!”

(September 15, 2018)

one-and-half pages

to fill ‘fore I can open

the next “jumbo”* book

 

  • (I try to buy in bulk, but I have grown (groan!) lax of late: the newest “Jumbo Little Note Books” now come in dietary delights – 180 pages vice the 200-page tomes fit for back pockets and backpacks worldwide.  Like chocolate candy bars weaned of weight. I reached well back in the bin of the newly re-priced books ($1 in lieu of $1.35, so that’s something of a win, no?) and find the last surviving 200-pager Jumbo Little Notebook! Caloo! Callay!  And I get charged a buck for it instead of the loftier price!  Now I must go ’round to the other outlets of the same kind and see if they have similar orphans awaiting my good hands.)

“In Reply To A ‘Closed Comment*”

second version of the Bruce Jewett-inspired haiku (with comments closed in my absence from WP – I think is the better of my two to you, BC. Be well, I have a receipt to touch-finish: I flee!

richwrapper

(September 17, 2018)

your midges make glad

my day when they fall from grace

or just a touched leaf*

V2

your midges make glad

my day when they fall (from grace)

or just a touch’d leaf

  • (A reblogged #2103 – by me – Bruce Jewett haiku elicited a few replies but I was away and had not time to respond to The Good Lance Coolie (Corporal) who is at fault for many things and I’ve not enough time to thank him more fully.  One man’s snowfall is another’s shower of midges shaken from formerly still leaves.  And neither needs a crystal five-and-dime globe encapsulating either dream.  Thanks, “Juice.”)

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“In Reply To A ‘Closed Comment*”

(September 17, 2018)

your midges make glad

my day when they fall from grace

or just a touched leaf*

 

V2

your midges make glad

my day when they fall (from grace)

or just a touch’d leaf

 

  • (A reblogged #2103 – by me – Bruce Jewett haiku elicited a few replies but I was away and had not time to respond to The Good Lance Coolie (Corporal) who is at fault for many things and I’ve not enough time to thank him more fully.  One man’s snowfall is another’s shower of midges shaken from formerly still leaves.  And neither needs a crystal five-and-dime globe encapsulating either dream.  Thanks, “Juice.”)