B positive
even my blood type
full of advice

 

 

 

(originally appeared in Modern Haiku, 45:3)


19 Responses

  1. kalaramesh Says:

    Absolutely lovely, Joyce
    ^_^

  2. Jeffrey Winke Says:

    Superb!

  3. Debbi Says:

    Made me smile!

  4. Annie Prevost Says:

    Very clever, I really like it!

  5. Garry Says:

    You are my type!

  6. Dianne Says:

    what a fun poem to read on a cloudy day :-)

  7. Isabella Says:

    In my case, unfortunately, it's the opposite:

    B negative
    depression
    in the blood

    Thank you for the smile and an opportunity to reflect.
    Isabella

  8. sonofwalt Says:

    haha, adorable

  9. Debbie Feller Says:

    Love this! Thank you for the smile it brought!

  10. Melinda Says:

    Wonderful. A joy (literally) to read. :)

  11. magyar Says:

    Nifty metaphor, the positive outlook. _m

  12. Mary Jo Balistreri Says:

    Brought a smile.

  13. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    :)

  14. Valentina Says:

    amusing

  15. pbergonzi Says:

    Too cute.
    Must have inherited it from Mom.

  16. Mojde Says:

    Great!!!!

    You can give
    only your positivity
    But
    you can get
    some negativity

  17. Alan Summers Says:

    Dear Joyce,

    B positive
    even my blood type
    full of advice

    (originally appeared in Modern Haiku, 45:3)

    —JOYCE CLEMENT

    Wonderful!
    .
    .
    Reminded me of

    二十億光年の偽証         お前のB型

    ni-jû oku kônen no gishyô       omae no B-gata

    twenty billion light-years of perjury:       your blood type is "B"

    Hoshinaga Fumio 星永文夫 
    (1933 – )
    .
    .
    Which inspired me to write of my own blood group type:

    Blood Moon
    my Rhesus positive rising

    Alan Summers
    Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)
    B Rhesus Positive blood type
    .
    .

  18. Alan Summers Says:

    In an interview with Richard Gilbert the author Hoshinaga Fumio said:

    “Twenty billion light-years” is almost an infinitely long distance … I had been fooled for so long, concerning any and every fundamental I had been fooled for so long, concerning any and every fundamental thing without knowing any fundamental thing – without knowing any fundamental thing in the first place.

    Blood type B is rare in Japan; Type A is happier, but Type B carries a sense of melancholy. So, I felt my rebelliousness or revulsion could not be not blood-type A—it must be blood-type B.

  19. Kuaiyong Says:

    Love this! Thank you for the smile it brought!

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