Wednesday, August 08, 2007

psychedelic pajamas-----terza rima----3WW



Determined
Pajamas
Yield


psychedelic pajamas

those summer months added to woes-
quenching that thirst, eating until sate,
nothing much to do in hunger’s throes.

enhanced girth cannot be taken as fate;
image faithfully mirrored brings lows-
sense of unworthiness has added to hate.

much loved printed, psychedelic pajamas
do not fit any more. determined I yank
those up with a huff, looking like a llama.

jolted out by that representation akin a tank-
pictures in my mind move in slowly; drama
enacted of other unknown horrors. frank

self-appraisal does yield results. vigorously
i start exercise regime. one hour jogging,
half hour yoga, dietary habits rigorously

changed. with good metabolism, dogging
is not too bad. better that than self-flogging!

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This is somewhat true-to-account terza rima apart from the pajamas bit...:D


17 comments:

polona said...

this is rather funny but... erm... i can relate :)
only i lack self-discipline

like the new make-over

Steve said...

Come on admit it, you have PJ's just like you described!

Shelby said...

great post!

I REALLY like your new blog design.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

The woes of shrinking pjs. How dare they go down a size!

Rose

xo

gautami tripathy said...

polona: I gota good metabolism and that helps...:D

steve: Not really!

shelby: thanks!

rose: Those pjs did not shrink, I was the one who bloated..:D

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Love the new look, Gautami. Te ending is a good positive model for the rest of us! And pajamas do shrink - sometimes.

TC said...

I love the photo at the top: gorgeous!

determined I yank
those up with a huff, looking like a llama.


Oh I laughed so hard. Somehow, I doubt you really looked like a llama :-)

lissa said...

What a great poem! I'm many we can all relate. I think certain materials do shrink so maybe pajamas too.

Love your new look. It's cleaner and less clutter. Nice1

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice work :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

You share a good laugh with us. Thanks for that. Also wanted to say how much I like your new blog design.

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! I laughed so hard at the line "looking like a llama" -- I swear I was rolling on the floor! I happen to adore llamas and think they are beautiful. I bet psychedelic pajamas would be cool --- but the bright colors might make it hard to fall asleep! This is a really terrific poem, Gautami.
:)

Paul said...

Very clever poem which I enjoyed reading.

odessa said...

i love the image of a llama wearing psychedelic pajamas! don't we all relate to the shrinking pjs/jeans. good for you for starting an exercise regime. cheers!

Bone said...

jolted out by that representation akin a tank-
pictures in my mind move in slowly; drama
enacted of other unknown horrors. frank


Enjoyed it all, but that was my favorite stanza. I guess we find motivation in all different forms, even psychedelic pajamas :)

Gay said...

The new site is beautiful. Like the psychedelic part... and "looking like a llama"

Annie said...

"looking like a llama"

too funny! i loved it and sadly, i relate too.

"psychedelic pajamas
do not fit any more"

great line.

Anonymous said...

dont you just hate when you cant fit into clothes and have to start up paying attention to what you eat and do!!!! I have a feeling this vacation will not help matters!! :)