Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ The Role of Humor in Our Lives

“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.” 

“And the little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much.  I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.” 

“. . .  laughter is serious. More complicated, more serious than tears.” 

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"Cycliing in Denmark" by Tomasz Sienicki (tsca, mail: tomasz.sienicki at


Midweek Motif ~ 
The Role of Humor in Our Lives

Closer to prank or parody?  
Closer to joking or satire? 
Yours or someone else's?
Laughter or groans?

Your Challenge:  
Let your poem give us an experience of the role of humor in a life.  Be funny if you wish, but it is not required.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 1997 Emmy Awards

from Charles Bukowski's 

. . . . 

don't feel sorry for me
because I am alone

for even 
at the most terrible
is my 

. . . . 
(Read the rest HERE at Hello Poetry dot Com.)        

The Laughter Of Women

                By  Lisel Mueller  
The laughter of women sets fire
to the Halls of Injustice
and the false evidence burns
to a beautiful white lightness

It rattles the Chambers of Congress
and forces the windows wide open
so the fatuous speeches can fly out

The laughter of women wipes the mist
from the spectacles of the old;
it infects them with a happy flu
and they laugh as if they were young again
. . . . 

(Read the rest HERE at Poem Hunter dot Com)


For those who are new to Poets United:  
  1. Post your new humor poem on your site, and then link it here.
  2. If you use a picture include its link.  
  3. Share only original and new work written for this challenge. 
  4. Leave a comment here.
  5. Visit and comment on our poems.
(Our next Midweek Motif is Cancer.)

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Monday, January 26, 2015


Today, my poet friends, we are visiting the beautiful state of Maine, to talk to the young poet, Kenn Merchant, who writes at KmercPoetry. Kenn is one of our newer members, so I really enjoyed visiting with him. Grab a latte, and come sit by the screen, so we can get to know Kenn better.

Sherry: Kenn, I'm so happy to be visiting with you! Would you give us a little glimpse of the poet at home? Your family, and where you live?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Poetry Pantry #236

Photos from Korea - Totomai

Greetings, Friends!  Good to see you this Sunday.  Can you believe January is almost over?  Before long it will be spring here in the Northern Hemisphere.  Smiles.

This week we are featuring more photos taken by Totomai Martinez.  This week they are photos from Korea.  Totomai told me that he often travels to Korea for work!  Again, what beautiful photos.  If you go to Totomai's web page, you will see that he also has a photography book out.  Congratulations, Totomai!!

I hope those of you who post a poem will also stop in and make a comment.  It is nice even if you stop by with a 'hi' and tell us about the weather in your part of the world.   Or, if you are in the midst of winter maybe you can tell us what keeps you enthused as you endure the long winter.   And, hey, who will you support for the Super Bowl?

Be sure to watch Sherry's interview on Monday, Susan's Midweek Motif on Wednesday, and Rosemary's feature on Friday.  You never know what you will find when you check out Poets United. And, if you are not following it already on Facebook, you might want to do so.  That is where you can often find out first what's happening!

Link your one poem with Mr. Linky below.  Visit other poets.  And have a good week!!