haibun

Elocution lessons

 
Elocution lessons are a necessity for a strict upbringing.
The posh tutor made us recite the following until we were catatonic:
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?”
We wondered if it was all worth the wacking wad she wanted for her wages.

stiff upper lip
father’s welsh accent
slips past the guard

Failed Haiku Journal of English Senryu Vol 2, Issue 14, March 1, 2017

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue15.pdf

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, Earth and the environment, animal rights and veganism. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. She has been writing poetry for several years. More recently she has studied haiku and related arts. Her poetry, haiku, senryu and tanka have appeared in a number of journals and magazines. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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