Monday, October 31, 2011

Elliott Smith

Happy Halloween!  Here's another Limerick that I finished off the other night when I couldn't sleep.  It was originally started on 4/10/08 and is about Elliott Smith's self-titled album, which is my favorite album to listen to at the end of the day, when everything is winding down.

My life feels just about right
When drawing my comics at night
I hum along
To a sad little song,
Get sleepy, and turn off the light.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Breaking up is hard to do!

The other night I was going through my poetry notebook, trying to complete old, half-finished poems.  I came across the first few lines of the limerick below, which I started on 3/28/08 and I finished them off thusly:

It's simple when things end in hate
One month off and you're ready to date!
But when both get along
And the timing's just wrong,
The feelings take years to abate.

It was only then that I turned the page in my notebook, and saw that I had continued working on the poem which I posted in this blog back in 2008.  I think my new version gets much closer to accomplishing Gabe's original suggestion, to incorporate the entire second limerick into the last line of the first.  A happy accident.  Here's to second drafts!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Limerick for The Center for Cartoon Studies

Here's a limerick about CCS that I started on 1/16/09 and then finally finished off the other night when I couldn't sleep.

There sits a fine school in Vermont
From New York it's a five-hour jaunt
If you have a yearning
For cartoonist-learning
Then this is the center you'll want!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Insomniac Poetaster

Insomnia strikes!
This year's first night of snowfall
Finishing off old poems