In the Kitchen (sample)

in the kitchen / Brutus hopes to im-press Olive Oyl / while Popeye fumes / and opens another / can of spinach

This was my first attempt at writing a tanka with the word “olive” in it. Using “olive” was a writing prompt from the leader of a haiku and Japanese-style short form poetry group I belong to. However, the above doesn’t qualify as a tanka.

My silly or funny poems (doggerel, at times?) are morale boosters for me. I enjoy wordplay and laughing.

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to In the Kitchen (sample)

  1. Hilarious! “Press Olive Oyl” — priceless!!

    Write on!!
    Carolyn

  2. Thank you Carolyn.

    It makes me smile. (((smiling))) ~ Andy

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