Posted in February 2019, Senryu

Vaudevillians

Mural of Vaudeville stars on Elisdore Theatre Salem, OR

Smiling, we remember

The laughs they brought to us in days of old

Stars of Vaudeville

Senryu

This mural is in downtown Salem, Oregon on the back of the Elsinore Theatre. It was painted in 1984 by art professor Jim Mattingly. It is titled “Theatrical Heartscape” and depicts characters from vaudeville because the theatre has a long history of vaudeville. On the mural are—W.C. Fields, Theda Bara, Marlene Dietrich, and Charlie Chaplin

Posted in January 2018, Narrative, Rhyme

Squirrel Saga Continues

Squirrel in bird feeder eating seeds

Mr. Gray Squirrel is back today

Eating from the feeder like it’s okay

“You’re a funny looking bird” I say

My comment causes him no dismay

“Mighty fine sunflower seeds” says he

“Quite worth my trip down the tree”

“Ah yes, but not meant for you” says me

With a smile and nod, away he does flee

Narrative/Rhyme

To Be Continued….I imagine