01 November 2011 @ 03:21 pm
Poetry fishbowl at Ysabet's!  
It's the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it's poetry fishbowl time at ysabetwordsmith's place, in which she writes poetry based on prompts left in comments. She always posts one free poem, and will post a second freebie if there is at least one new prompter or sponsor.

Oh, and you can sponsor poetry. It's kind of like buying the poem, in that she will then post it for public view and you obtain NON-EXCLUSVE reprint rights to it.

The topic this month is "Humor and Whimsy", and my prompts were:
  • "Humor is you falling through an open manhole. Tragedy is me getting a splinter."
  • The classical four humours (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) ("sanguine", "melancholic", "choleric" and "phlegmatic").
  • The Good Humor Man -- what would be on the Bad Humor Man's truck?
  • Whimsy always makes me think of Dr. Suess -- and Lord Peter Wimsey.
  • I think it was Spider Robinson where I first ran across the suggestion that a shared belly laugh can be more intimate than sex.

Go feed the fish!