All In A Day’s Work

7 Nov

The sun came in and swabbed the floor

Kashmiri chillies kissed a wall

Parrots seeped into the rocker

And teakwood spun a yarn so tall.

A squashed bug bemoaned Neruda

Face creams swirled in jars

Milk shimmied around on skateboards

And printers whirred on Mars.

Singers snored for inspiration

Peaches whipped batter with their toes

Photographs changed their colors on whim

And verse cackled at prose.

Now if you’re done fulfilling

This flippant Friday quirk

Perhaps you’d consider, Miz OJ,

Getting back to work.

16 Responses to “All In A Day’s Work”

  1. Aunty G November 7, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    This Reader’s Digest heading
    Had already got me smiling
    But after i’d finished
    All semblance vanished
    And am happily left, at your mind, marvelling!

  2. wordjunkie November 8, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    Your Friday quirk
    was a delicious start
    to my Saturday work.
    (I know, I know, I’m a lousy poet,
    but you and Aunty G made me doet)

  3. M4 November 8, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    Miz OJ, I do declare,
    That’s quite a verse
    You’ve posted up there.

    But what’s the hurry
    To drown in work?
    Please indulge in this
    delightful quirk!

  4. Orange Jammies November 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    Aunty G: You and your beloved RD! 😉

    wordjunkie: Maybe Sunday will bring better stuff.

    M4: 😀 I’m liking this, I am.

  5. Aunty G November 8, 2008 at 11:59 pm #


  6. Aunty G November 9, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    Attagirls! All three of you
    For all the versing that you do
    These little ditties
    Make happy kitties
    That we can all dip in when we are blue!

  7. M4 November 9, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    Auntie G, I thank you truly,
    But I’m just doin’ what I love dearly;
    Letting the house to dust fall prey
    While I sit about and blog all day!

  8. Orange Jammies November 9, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    Aunty G & M4: Keep at it, you make me proud,
    and also have me laughing out loud,
    please do care
    a ditty to share
    it doesn’t have to be high-browed.

  9. Neha November 9, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    How absolutely adorable this is.

  10. Pallavi November 9, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    Verses so nice and pretty
    Following your cute ditty
    Let’s forget all the work
    And indulge this little quirk

  11. Aunty G November 10, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    With your OK
    My dear OJ
    In the following way:

    >>M4: While we all indulge in things girlie!

    >>Pallavi: Leaving behind everyday-routine nitty-gritty.

  12. Nino's Mum November 10, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    and once again the comments are as much fun as the post 🙂
    damn, I just can’t rhyme 😦

  13. dipali November 10, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    Lovely, OJ and versifying commenters:)

  14. Orange Jammies November 10, 2008 at 11:24 pm #

    Neha: Yes. Terse verse could be worse.

    Pallavi: 🙂

    Aunty G: Asking permission
    is out of the question
    go right ahead
    say what’s to be said
    you’re a woman on a mission!

    Nino’s Mum: It’s all in the time,
    This sense of rhyme,
    You can do it,
    Just snap to it,
    And in a minute you’ll chime.

    Dipali: Oh just an end-of-the-week coffee break. 😉

  15. Nino's Mum November 11, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    ‘Tis tougher to undo
    what I learnt not to do
    Rhyming was once for Archies cards
    It din’t have space for my many charades
    But now I’m learning to look anew
    At words that fall into a phonic pew
    Simple, probing and with funny timing –
    gosh, how could I have given up on rhyming!

  16. Orange Jammies November 12, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Nino’s Mum: See, you’re getting there. 🙂

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