Laaste dag van Napowrimo 2015

Dis die laaste dag van Napowrimo 2015 en ek is half verlig en half spyt. Verlig dat ek nie heeltyd verplig hoef te voel om iets te skryf nie en spyt dat ek nie elke dag iets probeer skryf het nie. Vandag se gedig wou ek al ‘n hele rukkie gelede al skryf, maar ek het nie mooi geweet hoe nie. Ek weet nie of hierdie poging sal kwalifiseer as ‘n gedig nie so kom ons sê maar dis my eerste probeerslag.

Die wag vir die koms van die pekanneute

Daar staan twee pekanneutbome
in ons agterplaas.

In die verlede was daar altyd pekanneute
As jy jou oë uitvee
word nog ‘n emmer vol.

Maar hierdie jaar was dit anders.
is dit omdat ek aspris gewag het?

Januarie het verbygegaan.
Niks.

Februarie het verbygegaan.
Nog niks.

Maart het klein groen
neutdoppies aan die takke
begin vorm.

April het die neutdoppe groter geword,
maar was nogsteeds grasgroen.

Gister sien ek vir die eerste keer
die saaddoppe het oopgebreek.
Die pekanneute hang soos ‘n prys
wat gepluk moet word.

Vandag na werk tel ek ‘n hele bakkie op.

Om pekanneute op te tel
is soos om paaseiers te soek.
Jy het ‘n goeie oog nodig.
As jy weer kyk
dan lê daar weer een
al het jy vroeër daar gebuk.

Napowrimo Day 29

A

Alice fell down the rabbit hole
Aladdin was a tramp who stole a magic lamp
Ali Baba discovered 40 thieves’ treasure

B

Beauty and the Beast
while trying to save her father she was seized
by the beast
who turned out to be a cursed prince
when the spell was broken they celebrated with a feast.

C

Cinderella was always dirty and lived in a cellar
she dreamed of meeting a rich fellar
her fairy godmother found her blue,
then she lost a shoe…

Captain Hook couldn’t cook
so he took
a cook book
and looked

Chicken Little yelled “We’re all going to die!”
the other animals asked: “Why?”
He replied: “because of the falling sky!”
the other animals thought it a lie.

D

There was once a family of seven dwarves

barfs, laughs, paths, farts, baths, starves, wharves

E

A shoemaker’s wife was very worried about her husband’s health
at night two elves finished the shoes on his shelves
the confused cobbler gained a great wealth

The Emperor wasn’t aware that his new clothes made him look naked
and that the tailors faked it
his “crown jewels” thought sacred
were displayed in front of crowds ___

F

A selfish princess played with her golden ball
she cried when it fell into a well
then from out the bog appeared a frog on a log
he said he would help her in exchange for a kiss
but the princess didn’t realize his wish
and so threw him against the wall

G

Gingerbeard Man was created in a baking pan
then ran from his maker and an animal clan
but he couldn’t outsmart a fox…

Goldilocks didn’t take heed that you should never enter bears lairs

Golden Goose once owed money to the Moose
but it was broke because it drank a lot of booze
the Moose then sues the goose
on the execution day with his neck in a noose
the goose called out for a truce.

H

Hanzel & Grethel were lost in the woods
and started eating a house of goods
the witch wasn’t in any of her good moods
so she tried to turn them into foods.

J

Jack decided to go for a walk
ended up with a giant beanstalk
At the top there lived a giant
Jack tried to be silent
but he didn’t know the giant had a good nose
so he tripped the giant – wow, that was close!

K

King Arthur and the knights of the round table
some say it was true, but some just say it is a fable

L

The Lion King wished he could sing
so he left his pride ring (circle)

M

The little Mermaid wanted to live on land
and wanted to stand
but found that she can’t
so instead she lied on the sand
and got very tanned.

N – Nutcracker and the Mouse King…

P

Peter Pan never grows old
and lives in the never-never land world
he had a big chest of gold
and protected his secret, very bold

Pinocchio wanted to be a real boy
but it turned out he was a wooden toy
so he wished upon a star
and went very far…

Q

There was once a Queen that really liked snow…

R

Rumpelstilskin was very secretive about his name
he once tricked a dame
to play a guessing game
she lost and her child was claimed

Red Riding Hood was visiting her gran in bed,
but should have listened to what her mother said.
to stay on the path she would be safe

Rapunzel had very long hair
and was locked up in a tower with no stair
A prince approached upon a dare
but looked right into the witches’ stare

T

Tinkerbell  magic fairy dust bust, gust, cussed, lust, must, rust,

Fly,

Tom Thumb sat in his dad’s horse’s ear

Fear, gear, hear, near, rear, tear

U

Ugly Duckling

Swan, gone, alone,

W

White Fang (Wit Wolf) liked to save little kids, bids, hids, lids,

Napowrimo Day 26

I tried to make a list for an A-Z Nonsense poem of Fairy tale characters, but I’m going to have to omit some letters such as: I, O, V, X, Y and Z because I couldn’t find any fairy tale characters that’s names start with those letters.

A – Alice in Wonderland/Aladdin/Ali Baba

B – Beauty and the Beast

C – Cinderella/Captain Cook, Chicken Little

D – Dwarves (seven)

E – Elves and the shoemaker, Emperor’s new clothes

F – Frog Prince

G – Gingerbeard Man, Goldilocks, Golden Goose

H – Hanzel & Grethel

J – Jack and the Beanstalk

K – King Arthur

L – Lion King

M – Magic Mirror/ Mermaid (little)/Musicians of Bremen

N – Nutcracker and the Mouse King

P – Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Puss in Boots, Peter & Wolf, Pied Piper

Q – Queen (snow)

R – Rumpelstilskin, Red Riding Hood/Rapunzel

S – Snow White, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Sinbad, Sleeping Beauty

T – Tinkerbell, Tom Thumb

U – Ugly Duckling

W – White Fang (Wit Wolf)

Napowrimo Day 24

Ever had a client that was particularly rude to you and you wanted to be rude back, but you couldn’t because you work for an
institution and don’t/can’t give it a bad reputation? I had one of those today. Made me so mad I got a head ache. I apologized, but this is what I really wanted to say to him (and any other rude client that has ever talked down to me)

Dear Mr Client,

Fuck you!
I’m sorry I’m not perfect
but I’m pretty sure
neither are you
I’m sorry you’re such a dickhead.
I apologized.
What more do you want from me?

I don’t live here
and I can’t perform magic
so stop yelling at me please
it will not change a thing.

Just because you make more money than me
or drive a fancier car,
doesn’t mean you can treat me like shit
(I’ll probably end up hating you more for it anyway).

I always have to step into other’s shoes
and imagine what it’s like for you.
But how about you stepping into mine
for a change!

You’re one of the reasons
why I hate this world
so thanks for proving my point for me!

Napowrimo Day 23

I almost did not write anything this day, until 5 minutes to midnight I wrote this:

The Grandpa clock chimes
another hour’s passed
The Ghosts of the past
comes to haunt me.
How they lived –
Oh! It must have been splendid
to have such interesting lives!
Only…
Maybe they saw their lives
as ordinary
Maybe a century
from now
people will look back
and think the same of us?

Our grandpa clock was made by my grandfather and first belonged to him. My father recently inherited it, but I still think of it as my grandfather’s. “Grandfather” sounds so formal. We have a better word in Afrikaans: My Oupa se klok

Napowrimo Day 22: My Nonsense Alphabet poem

Hmmm I’m beginning to think I should have used centaur, dwarf, pixie, nymph…

Introduction to the Fantasy World

A –  an Angel is usually kind and good

B – the Banshee is crying tears of blood

C – the Crow brings a message in black

D – while the Dragon brings a fiery attack

E – the Elf with his bow and arrow has straight aim

F – the Fairy: magic is their game

G – the Giant makes a tremendous sound

H – the Hobbit’s house is under the ground

I – the Imp is a pest and won’t let you rule

J – The Jester/Joker is no fool

K – the Knight rides on his steed, bold

L – a Leprechaun can be found at the end of a rainbow with a pot of gold

M – a Mermaid is a woman but also a fish

N – a Necromancer has a death wish

O – an Ogre is always hungry and out to kill

P –  a Pirate makes his living by steal(ing)

Q – The Red Queen shouts: “Off with her head!”

R – Red Cap should have listened to what her mother said/is going to visit her gran in bed

S – the Scarecrow is scary but brave

T – a Troll is slow and lives in a cave

U – a Unicorn is a horse with a horn

V – a Vampire is a blood-thirsty anti-morn(ing)

W – the Witch is making a magic potion in her cauldron.

X – Excalibur is King Arthur’s magic sword in the stone

Y – a Yeti lives in the snow and is white

Z – a Zombie is a flesh eating foe and likes to bite!

Cool! It actually worked!

Napowrimo Day 21

I didn’t have time to work on my poem yesterday.

Today I’m just going to see how I am going to make this poem rhyme:

A – Angel usually kind and good

B – Banshee crying tears of blood

C – Crow brings a message in black

D – Dragon will burn you into a tasty snack?/brings a fiery attack?

E – Elf with his bow and arrow has straight aim

F – Fairy magic is their game?

G – Giant makes a tremendous sound?

H – Hobbit his house is under the ground

I – Imp is a pest and won’t let you rule? pool? pull?

J – The Jester/Joker is no fool

K – Knight rides on his steed, bold

L – Leprechaun can be found at the end of an rainbow with a pot of gold

M – Mermaid is a woman but also a fish

N – Necromancer has a death wish

O – Ogre is always hungry and out to kill

P – Pirate makes his living by steal(ing)

Q – The Red Queen shouts: “Off with her head!”

R – Red Cap should have listened to what her mother said/is going to visit his gran in bed

S – Sorcerer brave? gave? pave? save? wave?

T – Troll is slow and lives in a cave

U – Unicorn is a horse with a horn

V – Vampire is a blood-thirsty anti-morn(ing)

W – Witch bone? gone? moan? now you see her, now she’s gone?

X – Excalibur is King Arthur’s magic sword in the stone

Y – Yeti lives in the snow and is white

Z – Zombie is a flesh eating foe and likes to bite!

Napowrimo Day 19

I finished my list of A-Z Fantasy characters. I didn’t think I could do it but I did it! I had some trouble with the letter “X” until I thought of “Excalibur” or it could be X-men. I still don’t know how I’m going to make it rhyme though…

My Fantasy “Nonsense” Alphabet poem:

A – Angel is usually kind and good

B – Banshee is crying tears of blood.

C – Crow = bad omen/ Cave = dark, mossy/ castle

D – Dragon = breaths fire

E – Elf with bow and arrow

F – Fairy = fairy dust

G – Goblin = trouble/ Giant/ Gargoyle = stone

H – Hobbit he’s house is underground

I – Imp

J – Jester/Joker is no fool

K – King/Knight

L – Leprechaun = rainbow, gold

M – Mermaid

N – Necromancer talks to dead people about the future

O – Ogre

P – Pirate = steal, Jolly Roger, rum

Q – [Red] Queen, jam tarts

R – Red Cap/ Robin Hood

S – Sorcerer = evil spirits

T – Troll

U – Unicorn is a horse with a horn

V – Vampire = blood-thirsty

W – Witch/werewolf/wizard

X – X-men or [ex]calibur = King Arthur’s magic sword

Y – Yeti = abominable snowman

Z – Zombie = flesh-eating undead.

My Fantasy Nonsense Alphabet

A – Angel

B – Banshee

C – Crow

D – Dragon

E – Elf

F – Fairy

G – Giant

H – Hobbit

I – ?

J – Jester?

K – ?

L – ?

M – Magic

N – Necromancer

O – Ogre

P – Princess?

Q – Queen?

R – ?

S – ?

T – ?

U – Unicorn

V – Vampire

W – Witch/ Werewolf/ Wizard

X – ?

Y – ?

Z – Zombie

Any suggestions are welcome!

Napowrimo Day 18

My eerste Hekel les:

Ek moet ‘n mood blanket maak
ek begin met groen vir kalm

Hoe om te begin:
Sit die garing binne palm
om die wysvinger af na pinkie
weer op na wysvinger
draai skuins oor 4 vingers
maak ‘n kruis.
Steek die naald onderdeur
dan bo-oor
trek dan deur
Nou het jy ‘n kruisstreek.

Maak tien kruissteke
draai om
werk terug

Later as jy al 2 rye het
werk weer terug
soek die V
druk naald onderdeur
nou het jy twee loops op die naald
maak 1 kruisstreek deur een
dan nog een deur twee.
Herhaal.

Nog 3 rye.
Waar is die V?!
Ek begin rooi sien
Ek is nou vir eers klaar.

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