High-sounding Words


“We have too many

high-sounding words,

and too few actions

that correspond

with them.”


~ Abigail Adams

“the highest sounding word
that demonstrates the least action:


Elfje:            (Cinquain)



pretty little

not really big

compared to what’s normal



Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7


celebrating youth

investing in the future

the joy of learning

teaching by good example

a better education




inspiration from Mother Nature
kudos to the Great Creator
there is a God today and it is not me
immensely grateful for all that I see

trees dressed out in their summer greens
nest of birds and squirrels complete the scenes
for extra drama add the spanish moss
the cuckoo will let you know who’s boss

tree rings divulge the weathers history
what they saw will always be a mystery
did Johnny Appleseed wear a pan for a hat
the bluebird of happiness stopped for a chitchat

blue skies and sunshine, a perfect day
self-quarantined, behind the window I’ll stay


ME and the Boss










About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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