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  • @scubed  Jan 10

    FAWM is almost here
    Time once again to open
    This beloved thread

  • @metalfoot  Jan 10

    Hard to believe that
    FAWM is nearly here again
    I can hardly wait!

  • @aflinner  Jan 10

    Welcome back, FAWMku!
    Many more will add to you,
    But mine will stay third.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 10

    And I too stand, fourth.
    (In the beginning was Scott-
    As-You-Lake-It, yes?)

  • @wrenarcher  Jan 10

    Fifth of the FAWMers
    To write on the FAWMku thread
    Feb 1st almost here!

  • @toms  Jan 10

    6th means: no mirror!
    Creativity allows
    No dust to alight!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 10

    Exclamation marks!!
    Such a useful emphasis!!!
    Sign of madness?!!!! No!!!!!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 10

    I'm eighth on this thread.
    FAWM's the highlight of my year!
    (My life is boring)

  • @fuzzy  Jan 10

    Not "boring" with drills,
    I mean "not much going on".
    I am no miner.

  • @fuzzy  Jan 10

    No "minor", either;
    I passed that age long ago.
    Almost an old man.

  • @toms  Jan 10

    Friend Tim, I've been mad
    or half mad for years, in truth.
    Damn those screwy genes!!! 😀

  • @wrenarcher  Jan 11

    Calliope please!
    I pray your lyre sings out
    Blessing this FAWMling

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 11

    Lyricist checks in
    Think of me as nummy pie
    You may have a slice

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 11

    cut the stream of thought:
    that which seeks perfection slants,
    a sunset's last rays.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 11

    Something's loose in here
    A definite screw shortage--
    And @toms has nailed it.

  • @toms  Jan 11

    Computers: all down!
    No work! Go home! I'll hang here
    With my fellow mads. 😀

  • @scubed  Jan 11

    Creative madness?
    Perhaps I’ll be creative
    I have madness nailed

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 11

    Twenty twenty one.
    Please let it be better than
    Twenty twenty none.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 11

    Going sailing now
    Hope you will all still be here
    On my wet return...

    (2021
    Started badly, getting worse
    Take refuge in FAWM)

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 12

    May we begin well
    As in beginning okay
    Not in a wet well

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 12

    A paypal visit
    I now await my rock hands
    I feel quite naked

  • @adnama17  Jan 12

    Yo @stephenwordsmith
    I may challenge you to a...
    Lyrical standoff!

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 12

    Challenge accepted
    I will orphan your children
    (Verbally speaking)

  • @oddbod  Jan 12

    Verbally speaking?
    I accuse you of flagrant
    Tautology sir

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 12

    I ran out of space!
    It takes a whole line to write
    'Figuratively'

  • @judypie  Jan 12

    Referee hand ball!
    @adforperu keeps shouting
    I wish he’d shut up

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 12

    I promised myself
    This FAWM, zero distractions
    Just Music. That's all.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 12

    Now I've blotted my
    Page with comic irony.
    Sheesh! Not even Feb

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 13

    FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM.
    FAWM, FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM.
    FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM FAWM?

  • @adnama17  Jan 13

    zero distractions?
    do tell! Share your recipe!
    I hope it's vegan!

  • @karan  Jan 13

    I am so relieved
    that FAWMku resurrected!
    No FAWM without it!

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 14

    Zero songs written
    Two and sixty forum posts
    Brain power well spent

  • @timfatchen  Jan 14

    In writing of planes,
    Best not to get specific
    Or some will spit fire.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 14

    @bradbrubaker calls.
    Not really repetitive:
    Just FAWM all over.

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 14

    Is FAWM all over?
    Time flies (Musca Temporis)
    I hadn't started!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 14

    Agéd and fearful,
    I start at the least surprise,
    Even Muscidae.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 14

    Another failure.
    Another moral collapse.
    (FAWMku on page 2)

  • @barbara  Jan 14

    I started to fly
    (It was either fight or flight
    And I’ve got no moves)

    Miserable flight!
    Lacking any loft at all!
    Playing possum now.

  • @judypie  Jan 14

    Midnight approaches
    What will tomorrow bring us?
    More of the same shit.

  • @jharms  Jan 14

    It warms my heart that
    This website is still online!
    Haven't wrote in years

  • @dasbinky  Jan 15

    I need something new
    A pattern I've never seen
    G C G C D

  • @toms  Jan 15

    A pricing mistake
    I alerted them to it
    It is my bass now

  • @timfatchen  Jan 15

    @toms' the bass saviour.
    Alerting the price mistake,
    Not base behaviour.

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 15

    FAWM oh so welcome
    Save me from my Facebook feed.
    Today? Monkey beards.

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 15

    I saw monkey beards!
    Dumbest ever facial style
    But still, I'm tempted...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 15

    Ancestors angry!
    Why the hell have monkey beards?
    We're apes, remember!

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 15

    Infinite monkey!
    Looks like a tail at both ends
    Ape* ouroboros

    *(I know, but...syllables)

  • @erbaer  Jan 15

    he’s got arms like legs
    he’s got hands on his feet...hey!
    Hey! it's the Monkees!

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 15

    No hair narc here but
    Face crimes and misdemeanors
    Seems a likely charge

  • @fuzzy  Jan 15

    Glad I quit Facebook.
    I don't need no monkey beards
    Infecting my mind.

  • @toms  Jan 15

    My only question:
    Why did it take so long for
    These to be a thing?

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 16

    The beards are one thing
    We proposed it as _our flag_
    Made the final five

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/12567509/Why-the-Koru-flag-is-the...

  • @dasbinky  Jan 16

    Once I wrote a song
    I forgot to record it
    And now it is gone

  • @timfatchen  Jan 16

    Got a song? Flag it!
    Pencil. Paper. or MIDI.
    Even recording.

    You don't get it down,
    Like koru, it flies...away.
    Lost in ferny grots.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 16

    Grot, grot, grot...grotto!
    THERE'S a drinking song for you!
    Blot, blot, blot..blotto!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 17

    All good things must end,
    At least temporarily:
    Into the desert...

  • @andygetch  Jan 17

    Just fifteen more days
    Precipitation again
    Aimless wandering

  • @toms  Jan 17

    The old amp was sad
    Too much overtime mojo
    Now: resurrected!

  • @elainedimasi  Jan 17

    four lonely guitars
    traveled down the interstates
    to languish unplayed

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 17

    Many things to do
    In busy January
    But FAWM calls. Yearning...

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 17

    In terms of quick wins,
    There's nothing like a FAWMku
    (Easier than songs)

  • @kristi  Jan 18

    Where is my notebook
    Lined pages waiting for words
    Sharpen the pencils

  • @barbara  Jan 18

    Sharpening the mind
    Loosing the keen observer
    Onto the white page

  • @siebass  Jan 18

    The white page cuts deep
    emotions bleed out dripping
    where's my first aid kit?

  • @lowhum Jan 18

    sharp on the edges
    ready for love
    beetles sing on a floating leaf

  • @kable  Jan 18

    2020 parts
    to make way for a new start
    2021

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 18

    Story of our lives:
    We fought 2020, and
    2021

  • @scubed  Jan 19

    It’s not starting well
    But too soon to surrender
    Let’s not be hasty

  • @dasbinky  Jan 19

    I tuned my guitar
    In some weird alternate key
    All the chords are wrong

  • @mishykatz  Jan 19

    Hello sweet FAWMku
    I have looked forward to you
    I have words to spew

  • @mishykatz  Jan 19

    @darcistrutt thank you
    Reminder to get rock hands
    FAWMiliar hat

  • @mishykatz  Jan 19

    Every year this time
    Haiku and FAWM come to mind
    this year's seem to rhyme!?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 20

    quick thousand kloms up
    yes, the desert is blooming
    quick thousand kloms back

  • @timfatchen  Jan 20

    why is life a string
    of urgent thousand klom drives
    east, west, north, south, home...

  • @scubed  Jan 20

    Fresh breeze is blowing
    New beginning comes today
    Time to celebrate!

  • @jeff9  Jan 20

    First time FAWMer here
    Can I really pull this off?
    Oh, well, what the hell

  • @dasbinky  Jan 20

    “You" rhymes with "Shampoo"
    I'm sure this will be useful
    In my hit single

  • @andygetch  Jan 21

    Oh to write fourteen
    As winter dives into bleak
    The search continues

  • @mishykatz  Jan 22

    Don't have fourteen fear
    One good song better than none
    The ride is the thing

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    Spammers fall like rain
    "I am not a violent man"
    [Hits Mr Fawlty]

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    45 Degrees
    That's Fahrenheit one-one-three
    Enjoy your winter!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    Never wish too hard
    You may get what you wish for
    But not what you need

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    Why do we do this?
    Obsessive-compulsive, us.
    At least, with FAWMku

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 22

    The dreaded question.
    Why...compose so many songs
    Or FAWMku? WHY NOT!?

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 22

    Or another way
    Creation, its own reward
    Every act treasured.

  • @erbaer  Jan 22

    A moment arrives
    full of wild birds and promise
    what could the next bring?

  • @darcistrutt  Jan 22

    A day or two pass
    Soon I will begin to live here
    The time is not yet

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    Promise on promise
    First wild birds will come to you.
    Vultures come later.

  • @barbara  Jan 23

    Creepy as it is,
    What lies in a vulture’s heart
    but the will to live?

  • @scubed  Jan 23

    Embracing the day
    Sandhill cranes take flight at dawn
    Elegance on wings

  • @scubed  Jan 23

    Flowing from the sky
    White-feathered pilgrims alight
    The snow geese are here

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    Seen from the slow train
    The Tower of Silence vultures.
    (the recycling squad)

  • @scubed  Jan 23

    Seen from a distance
    Vultures soar beautifully
    But don’t get too close

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    Their surgical skin
    Is enough to put one off.
    But in the air....wow!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    I seem besotted
    With the feathered dinosaurs.
    They've got me pinioned.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    Blue Wrens at water
    Bouncing and chirping away
    Modern dinosaurs...

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    1970
    I knew birds were dinosaurs
    No-one believed me

    Then in '96
    Finally the proof arrived.
    Feathers, beak and TEETH

    Seems a waste of time.
    If only they had listened!
    How famous I'd be.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    I've birds on the brain
    Our birds get too much sugar.
    (It's where song began)

  • @mishykatz  Jan 23

    Birds are pretty cool
    But have you researched trees yet?
    Tree stuff blows my mind

  • @mishykatz  Jan 23

    Trees grow so slowly
    We are passing blurs to them
    Not discernable

  • @mishykatz  Jan 23

    One hundredth comment
    My last haiku it would seem
    One Hundred and One

  • @mishykatz  Jan 23

    Thinking about beats
    Getting lost in the music
    stringing along words

  • @toms  Jan 23

    I have talked to trees
    A summer day in the park
    Time did not exist.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 23

    Have you sung to trees?
    Heard them playing music back?
    Leaving no silence

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    In our locust trees,
    Jewel-feathered flower thieves:
    Rainbow Lorikeets.

  • @kathym  Jan 24

    Lorikeets so bright
    Too much nectar and they leave
    Wet gifts on your arm

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    No wet gifts left here!
    Instead, a flower shower
    And noisy wake-ups.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Drippy silver gulls,
    The brine streams from their nostrils!
    Reverse osmosis.

  • @kathym  Jan 24

    Gulls down by the shore
    Dropped my popcorn in the sand
    Soon came hundreds more

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Look at the gulls come!
    Enthusiasm for life!
    Or for dropped popcorn?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Once upon a time
    Watched gulls work for a living
    On a filled Lake Eyre

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    Desert birds aloft
    In unusual wet sky
    Much more used to dry

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    Cactus more than trees
    Here in the southwest desert
    Fighters for moisture

  • @judypie  Jan 24

    January still
    February seems distant
    Perpetuity

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Seagulls far inland
    On a waveless Lake Eyre beach
    Puddled for their food

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Mudstones washed open
    Displaying dinosaur tracks.
    (Did seagulls notice?)

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    The Cretaceous sea
    Inland water once hard sought
    An era too late

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Obsessed with FAWMKU
    When I should be practising.
    Is this "mind practice"?

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    This is practice time
    Also calms this busy mind
    Restless spirit balm

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    Words inside stewing
    Foaming, boiling and spewing
    Soon be widely strewn

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    Notes rhythms and beat
    Give me peace and some relief
    New tranquility

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Watch the birds a while.
    It's dinosaur therapy
    Minus the bloodshed.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 24

    Midnight snacks don't work.
    Now I have sticky quince jam
    Over my keyboard

  • @mishykatz  Jan 24

    Replace snacks with tracks
    Midnight tracks on your keyboard
    Good kind of sticky

  • @kathym  Jan 24

    Choosing snacks v. tracks
    Dreaming of the prize inside
    Therefore Cracker Jacks

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    Don't talk about jacks!
    My grand piano might hear...
    (It needs its jacks fixed)

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    I won't say a thing
    My piano isn't grand
    It doesn't have jacks

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    Grand or not so grand,
    If it's acoustic it does!
    Others? Input jacks!
    😁

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    I stand corrected
    Important jacks yes indeed
    Might call them lifelines

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    Glad you can stand it!
    I stand with difficulty...
    Bad news and vodka!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    My knees still working
    Some days better than others
    Shoulders not so good

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    Rain in the desert
    Its been a very dry spell
    We're not used to Wet

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    sorry bout bad news
    Never a good time for that
    Or vodka for me

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 25

    So cold out today
    Frost and ice everywhere
    So still. Helps me chill.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    A bite of chili
    Takes the bite out of chilly
    Are you hungry yet

  • @siebass  Jan 25

    I am hungry now
    Door Dash dashed dreams of hot lunch
    a cancelled order

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    I am hungry too
    Door Dash did good last night so
    Leftovers it is

  • @drivelmonk  Jan 25

    planning the album
    a page fills with blueprints of
    my houses unsung

  • @carleybaer  Jan 25

    Still a few more days
    I'm trying to justify
    A new instrument

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    A new instrument
    needs no justification
    In this crazy house

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    My FAWM plan includes
    A spreadsheet list of titles,
    Studio cleanup

  • @kathym  Jan 25

    FAWM always includes
    Tracking mine and others songs
    Tracking comments, too

    Skirmish spreadsheet tracks
    All who comment on my songs
    I reciprocate

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    Noble endeavor
    One I share without spreadsheets
    Reciprocation

  • @kathym  Jan 25

    Lo! I miss the days
    Of the Jukebox fawm once had
    Song to song with ease

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 25

    Let the song mountain
    Come to listener Mohammed
    Screw lyricists, though

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    some lyricists bolt
    Some maybe a little nuts
    All together screwed

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    Lowe's hardware aisle
    Looking for socket head bolts
    And Wingnuts to match

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    Pottery wheel pins
    To hold the bats on safely
    No flying of clay

  • @mishykatz  Jan 25

    Bats made of plastic
    Flat trays to hold pottery
    We call them bat pins

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    The screw lyricists
    Imprison us with their words
    Because we're guilty

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    Is that why fruit bats
    Look unkindly on potters?
    Pinned to the Great Wheel.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 25

    Life is simpler here.
    No need to search for wingnuts.
    One in my mirror!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Oh for your mirror
    Reflecting me some crazy
    I just can't see it

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Sometimes our bats fly
    They are not supposed to, but
    newbies lose control

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    the Clay flies one way
    Bat the other direction
    Water in my boot

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    It is possible
    This is the year for Mishy
    Rock op'ra in clay

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 26

    It's just revolting
    All my schedules overthrown
    A FAWMku d'etat

  • @scubed  Jan 26

    Emerging from dark
    National and personal
    Blinking in the light

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Taking a quick look
    Is it safe to come out yet?
    I don't think quite yet

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Glad to have FAWM here
    To help with isolation
    Connections I need

  • @timfatchen  Jan 26

    Please do not unplug
    (For fear of disconnecting)
    No normal service.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Yes no stopping plugs
    Connection so the light shines
    Illuminate me

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Obsessive haiku
    Dusting off looper pedals
    Possibly for use

  • @mikehex  Jan 26

    I'm losing patience
    as January lingers
    One week until FAWM

  • @mishykatz  Jan 26

    Five very long days
    It is difficult to wait
    So I write haiku

  • @kathym  Jan 26

    Snacks, strings, paper, pen
    Getting everything in place
    Let the fawm begin!

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 26

    How to keep your cool
    In oppressive summer heat:
    Live in Wellington

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Can't put pedals down
    Until the floor is vacuumed
    Else they disappear.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    It is not the cool
    Responsible for the shakes
    In Wobbly Welly.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    FAWM obsessions pierce!
    Setting up my saline drip
    Saves on eating time.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    That's what I can do
    Meals for my February
    Fix em in advance

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    Thank you @timfatchen
    for the saline idea
    My own spin on it

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 27

    Coffee? Powernap?
    Meditate? Self-medicate?
    Caffeine? Fever dream?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    There's another thread:
    It's one one oh seven two
    Please refer to first.

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    Vague thread reference
    oh what do these numbers mean
    Refer to what where?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Thread number to help
    Those self-plagiarising
    (Stephen* self-harming)

    *@stephenwordsmith

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    @mishykatz, go to
    Fifty-ninety: look for song
    Four five eight four four

    (An explanation!)
    Basic numerology:
    All will be explained

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    @timfatchen the site?
    Looked through fawm forums can't see
    fifty-ninety thread

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Yes, "The Site" is right!
    But since I'm a nice person,
    Here is a shortcut:
    https://soundcloud.com/timfatchen/cannot-do-and-cannot-be

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    ah yes, finally
    Thank you for being so nice
    To the Slow Mishy

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    And now it would seem
    New fifty ninety account
    I am proud owner

  • @mishykatz  Jan 27

    Numerology
    Finally I understand
    As clear as my clay

  • @timfatchen  Jan 27

    Such a trail...but looK!
    Another Fifty-Niner!
    (All in a good cause)

  • @scubed  Jan 27

    Waxing gibbous moon
    Rising as the sun sinks low
    Floats above mountains

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Septic tank pump out.
    The suck truck plucks it all up.
    A sh!t of a job.

  • @scubed  Jan 28

    Shit is part of Life
    With luck, though, just a small part
    Wishing you flowers

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Suck Truck does its job.
    It all goes to feed wetlands
    Makes critters happy!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 28

    Happy critters smile
    Tummies full of something good
    Happiness and shit

  • @mishykatz  Jan 28

    Plumber here today
    Pricing hookup for new place
    Homebuilt tiny house

  • @timfatchen  Jan 28

    Reeds and wormies too,
    Converting to pure water.
    Wetlands? Wonderful!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 28

    Nature amazes
    Water, Air, Fire, Earth Magic
    To my human view

  • @mishykatz  Jan 28

    Learning about trees
    Little known society
    Communication

  • @mishykatz  Jan 28

    Plumbing woes released
    Water can now flow again
    Flushing so freely

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    The leading forum:
    "Fake Band A is for ABBA"!!!
    Thus is FAWMku shamed.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    When at piano
    I try not to play by ear
    So white keys stay white.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 29

    Greasy yellow keys
    Lubrication for fast trills
    Ears tend to get sore

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 29

    NEW Haiku sealant!
    Seamlessly plugs poem gaps:
    It (squid) really works!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Our squid live 8 months.
    For them, the year means nothing.
    Unlike cuttlefish.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 29

    Squids terrify me
    Maybe it's irrational
    They just freak me out.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 29

    Long forgotten fears
    A genetic memory
    Of being squid food?

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 29

    Fish are sea kittens
    Says PETA, which must make squid
    A cat o'ten tails

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 29

    Can't trust tales from cats
    Scratch my belly they will say
    A cuddly trap laid

  • @timfatchen  Jan 29

    Socks the Attack Cat
    "Cuddly me! Scratch my belly!"
    ICU for you!

  • @kathym  Jan 29

    Buddrick winks and purrs
    Curls his toes and rolls around
    Beware! Mr. Hyde!

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 29

    That's it all set up
    Keys, check. Mic, check. Laptop, check.
    Now what? Oh, right. Wait.

  • @kathym  Jan 29

    Need to change my strings
    If I ever strike it rich
    I will hire help

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 29

    One dollar per string
    I will happily change them
    All day and night long

  • @kathym  Jan 29

    If I strike it rich
    With a grateful heart I will call
    He who would change strings

  • @kathym  Jan 29

    Such a thankless chore
    So much do I loathe the task
    I would pay much more

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Gotta love new strings
    So fresh and bright and...well...new
    I don't mind changing

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    I prefer them old
    New strings highlight my "technique"
    Technical it isn't

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    I prefer me old
    Guitar strings don't reach old age
    I change them out first

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Some instruments hang
    Wall flowers with older strings
    The ones I don't play

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Ukulele strings
    I rarely ever have changed
    Maybe only twice

  • @kathym  Jan 30

    Lack of playing time
    New strings dig and cut the skin
    Callouses long gone

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    When you neglect them
    All instruments are callous
    They'd rather be played!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Mad at my strings now
    Slipped one under fingernail
    It did sound good though

  • @dasbinky  Jan 30

    I have spilled some wine
    in my acoustic guitar.
    Now it is fancy.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Wino guitar calls
    Yearning into the calm night
    I need more Pino!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 30

    @dzdandcunfsd

    Too many bottles
    My guitar is in rehab
    A dry FAWM for him

  • @nancyrost  Jan 30

    Pino? Plays the bass
    My piano has been drinking
    Que Syrah, Syrah

  • @nightwing521  Jan 30

    Traditionally,
    Haiku mentions nature. There!
    Got it in on time!

    Only my second
    FAWM and my first two FAWMkus
    Life really is great!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Nature of human
    A complicated nature
    Prefer drunk guitars 😁

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Have a great fawm two
    Here's to many more fawmkus
    Winged one of the night 😁

  • @nightwing521  Jan 30

    Ev'ry body is
    talking about alcohol
    so, a booze haiku:

    (Stealing joke from "Mom"
    starring Allison Janney
    and Anna Faris)

    Sadly, I became
    allergic to alcohol
    break out in handcuffs

    😀

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Alcohol, coffee--
    All the sweet natural things!
    (Includes Arsenic!)

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    no alcohol here
    Caffeine and some THC
    An Awake Stoner

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    Two more sleeps til FAWM
    The last two days feel like weeks
    Open cyber gates

  • @scubed  Jan 30

    It’s my coffee time
    As I await the sunrise
    I sip gratefully

  • @scubed  Jan 30

    When the sun sinks low
    And eastern mountains glow pink
    The corkscrew comes out

  • @aflinner  Jan 30

    Time for morning Joe
    (Coffee, not a guy named Joe)
    ...No more talk of Joe

  • @ianquiet1 Jan 30

    Waiting for February
    New music to write
    Only a matter of days

  • @zoetropeocelot Jan 30

    Awkward, my first FAWM,
    but, look! There's a haiku thread.
    The new kid's at home.

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    Many fail to see
    The discipline in haiku.
    New kid knows what's what!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 30

    Waking up FAWMku
    Still feeling a bit groggy
    I ran out of syll-

  • @dasbinky  Jan 30

    Need to do some chores
    But really, I don't wanna
    Imma get donuts

  • @kathym  Jan 30

    @zoetropeocelot

    Let me warn you now
    fawmku and the fawmricks threads
    very addicting

  • @kathym  Jan 30

    Bedroom has been cleaned
    Coffee come and gone and now
    Must clean other rooms

    If I clean them now
    And I don't make too much mess
    There's more time to fawm

  • @zoetropeocelot Jan 30

    @kathym

    So each distraction
    FAWM to fawmku to fawmricks
    leads to another.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 30

    Haiku discipline
    Always sparks lyric ideas
    Try to not 'til start

    @kathym is right though
    warning for addictiveness
    Is verily apt

  • @kathym  Jan 30

    I have fawmlash now
    pop from fawmricks to fawmku
    meter change hiccups

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    I itch for haiku
    To outline my song stories
    Pens banned till midnight

  • @timfatchen  Jan 30

    No, my date's NOT wrong:
    Start and finish local time.
    I'm east of Greenwich!

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    haiku works for now
    Dreaming music immersion
    Welcome distraction

  • @mishykatz  Jan 30

    I wake up early
    I can write til FAWM opens
    Maybe finish one

  • @kathym  Jan 31

    One more day to go
    Scribbling notes for song ideas
    New and UFO's

  • @stephenwordsmith  Jan 31

    Life is what happens
    When one's busy making plans
    To start writing songs

  • @dasbinky  Jan 31

    Eh, write something now.
    February is nothing
    But a state of mind.

  • @scubed  Jan 31

    May the stars align
    And allow you* to write in
    Spaces in between

    *@stephenwordsmith

  • @dasbinky  Jan 31

    Twas the night before
    FAWMmas and all through the site
    People wrote FAWMkus

  • @dasbinky  Jan 31

    Adopt a FAWMling
    Give a newbie some comments
    Pay the love forward

  • @kathym  Jan 31

    Fawmlings are the best
    Everyone began somewhere
    Rock hands make great gifts

  • @timfatchen  Jan 31

    I'm still in the room.
    Requiems like strokes of doom...
    Not intended, gloom...

  • @kathym  Jan 31

    Fawmlings - welcome, all!
    Leave a note on my soundboard
    I will hear your songs

  • @evolvemysound  Jan 31

    My very first FAWM
    What a treat
    Posts and interacting
    It's most definitely fun

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 2

    Down to page seven
    Is so unacceptable
    bump,bump,bump,bump,bump

  • @dustymason  Feb 2

    Nerves shot, heart —hands, too
    I wouldn't dance if I could
    Me crazy. You drive.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 2

    I have written songs.
    None of them rhyme very well.
    I need Autotune.

  • @scottlake Feb 2

    Twenty twenty one
    Better than twenty nineteen,
    The hope of the world.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2

    Welcome the return
    Of @scottlake to the forums!
    Father of FAWMku!

  • @dustymason  Feb 2

    There once was a man
    His legacy —limericks
    "From where?" you might ask.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 2

    Nantucket I think
    Is all I know of such things
    Mixed company frowns

  • @karan  Feb 2

    Good night, sweet dreams, world!
    @timfatchen has just got up.
    Good morning to you!

  • @nightwing521  Feb 3

    first version first song
    haiku: now writing "real" song
    from that; very hard!

    haiku version best
    so far. I need a better
    self editor tool

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    @karan must be up
    Halfway round the world, we join
    For some music hours

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Writing opera
    Haiku process worked so well
    With doublings, repeats

  • @dasbinky  Feb 3

    Catchy melody!
    Ugh, I can't hit that low note...
    I have a capo!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Ran through the uke songs
    Or rather strolled through each one
    Smelling the roses

    https://fawm.org/forums/topic/11308/

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Melody too high
    And I can't hit the high notes.
    Pass the wire snips.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 3

    @timfatchen I'll take the less extreme route

    Melody too high
    I might need some assistance
    Kick me in the nards

  • @dasbinky  Feb 3

    Some words make me laugh
    Like I am 13 again
    Nards is one of them

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    Thought she was 16
    Laughing at the lads in shorts
    Said they had "squoze nads"

    Twenty years ago
    And I replied to her post
    And now we're old friends

  • @timfatchen  Feb 3

    To deal with tenors
    Make sure you always carry
    A very sharp stick

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Feb 4

    Have heard of stories
    Castrato it was by name
    More than a sharp stick

  • @dasbinky  Feb 4

    This thread has taken
    an uncomfortably dark turn.
    Let's discuss puppies.

    Oh wait, nevermind.
    If you're a good pet owner
    puppies sing high too.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    Problem with puppies
    They may get the C-word too
    And don't mention cats...

  • @wylddandelyon Feb 5

    Oh, please, mention cats
    They're so much better than bills
    And laptop glitches!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 5

    One must be careful
    For cats rule the internet.
    Universe masters

  • @dasbinky  Feb 6

    Ugh, my cat has barfed
    Right into my humbucker
    I need to hang these.

    I mean, they have hooks.
    I am just a lazy man.
    Guitars everywhere.

    To prevent more barf,
    Only one real solution:
    Lock the studio.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 8

    Page 5? What is this??
    We even have CATS in here!
    (see above FAWMku)

    What more could you ask?
    (okay, perhaps less barfing)
    Back to page one! Now!!

  • @karan  Feb 8

    Winter has returned.
    Snow piling up on the street.
    I must shovel now.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 8

    @karan may need to
    Invest in a snowblower.
    They are pretty slick.

    I mean, they really
    do damage to the planet
    with their emissions,

    But I am lazy.
    I do not want to shovel.
    I am culpable.

  • @karan  Feb 8

    My conscience is green -
    and it wants to stay that way.
    So shovel I must! 😀

  • @karan  Feb 9

    FAWMku fell asleep.
    Awake, awake and arise!
    Jump back to page one!

  • @scottlake Feb 9

    Time wasted away
    Half a day expense report
    Brain falls fast asleep

  • @barbara  Feb 10

    Cats do not shovel
    Their only chore is bathing
    (A pretty light load)

  • @karan  Feb 10

    Note to self: become
    a cat in your next life, 'cause
    it's so relaxing!

  • @scottlake Feb 11

    Cats are menacing.
    Silently planning demise.
    People, plants beware!

  • @scottlake Feb 11

    No one recollects.
    My songs all unremembered
    Thank God 4 FAWMku.

    Come January,
    Someone dusts off the FAWMku.
    Makes my heart happy.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    Alas, time presses
    A steamless iron set too hot
    Leaves one flat and burnt

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    Had I time enough
    I would cheer @scottlake's FAWMku
    Good heavens! I have!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    Father of FAWMku
    Longest running and best thread:
    All praise to @scottlake !!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 11

    (Failing in duty,
    I failed to extol the cats.
    Blame the dinosaurs!)

  • @karan  Feb 11

    I am allergic
    to cats and to horses, too.
    Alas, I love both.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 11

    Today, I wonder...
    "If I write enough FAWMkus,
    Do they count as songs?"

    The meter is weird...
    If I hum a melody?
    Nope. Still not catchy.

    @karan has a plan...
    There are not enough entries
    About allergies

    The world needs a hit
    song tackling the problems with
    "Loving and Sneezing"

  • @karan  Feb 11

    Oh yes, I agree!
    However, thinking about
    sneezing makes me sneeze ...

  • @barbara  Feb 11

    Holding. And petting.
    And loving. And then sneezing.
    A sad love story.

  • @scottlake Feb 12

    Heute ein FAWMku
    Auf Deutsch und such für Alles
    Warum? Ich weiß nicht!

  • @scottlake Feb 12

    AAagghhh autocorrect!
    My German FAWMku ruined!
    Why did I try that?

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Gut gemacht, @scottlake!
    Deutsch ist leider schwer. Nur für
    deutsche Kinder nicht. 😉

  • @karan  Feb 12

    Why do we say "sneezed"?
    "Snozed" would sound better for the
    nasal aftermath!

  • @scottlake Feb 13

    Picking up pizza.
    Our Friday night tradition.
    In America.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    Happy crows outside
    Pizza ready for pickup
    Beats McDonalds bins!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    Crows are our allies
    Moving the corellas on
    So we keep our trees

  • @apolez3 Feb 13

    Enjoying Fawm'in!
    Collab'ing is endearing;
    Expressing jointly.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 13

    My collab'ing's poor
    Arthritis makes my joints ache
    (Espresso coffee!)

  • @arthurrossi Feb 13

    A sunny morning
    but frosty: minus seven
    degree Celsius

  • @scottlake Feb 14

    Backyard bird count now.
    Something I have done with dad.
    Today all alone.

    Dad is still alive.
    Six states now lie between us.
    Before just six miles.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 14

    Where are we going?
    halfway away or halfway
    near - I do not know

  • @karan  Feb 16

    The snow is melting.
    I almost slipped on the slush.
    Where are the snowdrops?

  • @dasbinky  Feb 16

    Our snow will not melt.
    It is now minus fifteen
    degrees. Fahrenheit.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 16

    Traces in the snow
    may tell where you planned to go
    and actually did

  • @dasbinky  Feb 19

    The muse isn't here.
    Instead I think I will watch
    The Lord of the Rings.

  • @scottlake Feb 19

    A nightcap FAWMku
    some Irish Cream and crushed ice.
    Clinking in my glass

  • @arthurrossi Feb 19

    It`s day nineteen now
    so much creativity
    the show must go on

  • @dasbinky  Feb 19

    I have the day off
    from work. I will write a song
    about not working.

  • @karan  Feb 20

    Busy, busy bees,
    all writing songs, day and night,
    humming in their dreams.

  • @dasbinky  Feb 21

    It is Saturday.
    I feel kind of creative.
    I've had too much wine.

    Like, not a little
    bit of wine. Far too much wine.
    Can't find my guitar.

    I'm sure it's somewhere.
    Unless that goblin took it.
    The room is spinning.

    Creativity
    is a fickle beast I think.
    Well, time for more wine.

    If I don't write a
    song by tomorrow evening,
    call a doctor, please.

  • @karan  Feb 22

    FAWMku on page four.
    @timfatchen has disappeared!
    I hope all is well.

    Also, I wonder:
    Has @dasbinky sobered up?
    Some muses like wine ...

  • @dasbinky  Feb 22

    I suppose I am
    temporarily sober.
    Day ain't over yet.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    Five-thirty A. M.
    Should not be allowed to be
    Strike it from the clock

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    Please do not worry.
    Normal FAWMku will return
    When the boat goes out.

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    Master of dry rot
    In a boatyard of nightmares
    But MY ship will sail!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 23

    E-mail and E-books
    E-poxy trumps all E-words
    A pox on all glues

  • @karan  Feb 26

    The last week of FAWM
    was chock-full of commitments.
    Time to write songs now!

  • @karan  Feb 26

    But I'm so tired!
    When I go to sleep, will I
    dream up some lyrics?

  • @timfatchen  Mar 1

    FAWMku on page 5!??
    NOT the natural order.
    We Must Try Harder.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 1

    Amazed I made it
    The last few songs just "happened".
    Zoned in at the end!

  • @karan  Mar 1

    Can't wait to listen!
    There's so much to catch up with
    after a good rest.

  • @dasbinky  Mar 1

    *Sigh* It is now March.
    I emerge from my Man Cave
    and see my shadow.

    Like a tall groundhog,
    Maybe six more weeks of songs?
    No. FAWM has been closed.

    Can I still write songs?
    No. That is against the law.
    Time to go comment.

    I will again find
    Thirty ways to say "cool song".
    You people write good.

    What, now? How many?
    Almost 14,000 songs?
    Bring me some caffeine.

  • @scottlake Mar 1

    Fifteenth FAWM finished
    Fourteen lyrics are complete
    Fire up the DAW!

  • @nightwing521  Mar 2

    Second FAWM: fifteen
    songs: last, started and finished
    during final hour

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 2

    Fingers all floppy
    Throat is hoarse and I'm DAW blind
    But FAWM is worth it.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 2

    Wicked get no rest.
    @frogspawn has me in his toils.
    Blame @pointlessaccount

  • @scubed  Mar 2

    Well, hello, FAWMku!
    Sorry I’ve been a stranger
    Muse kept me busy

  • @dasbinky  Mar 2

    Well, if your Muse has
    more than seven syllables
    they have no place here.

    Technically I guess
    seventeen. Even in FAWM
    I guess there are rules.

    All is fair in love
    and FAWM. But maybe not in
    FAWMku? Life is strange.

    No, I take it back.
    We welcome your Muse. Even
    if they allow too many syllables though breaking form may lead to the heat death of the universe

  • @andpow81  Mar 2

    Dear @dasbinky ,
    You are confusing my brain,
    by breaking the rules.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Mar 2

    If you speak fast 'nuf
    sylabbles have no reglatin
    if you can drawl nice 😉

  • @dasbinky  Mar 2

    Only by breaking
    the rules can we begin to
    understand them. Yeah.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Mar 2

    I like that much more
    Than you must know rules to break
    Makes a lot more sense.

  • @karan  Mar 2

    @frogspawn is the balm
    for post-Fawm soul pangs, because
    laughter is healthy!

  • @frogspawn Mar 3

    Wretched lyricists!
    Whip the words out so quickly.
    Composers suffer.

  • @frogspawn Mar 3

    Once again I've proved
    The time it takes don't matter.
    It's the end product.

  • @frogspawn Mar 3

    To win FAWM in March
    One does need a little help.
    My friends get me by!

  • @stephenwordsmith  Mar 3

    February? Bah.
    Calendar, oppress me not.
    I start, end, in March.

  • @frogspawn Mar 3

    Two days I'm awake.
    More would seem a bit Pointless.
    Time to hibernate

  • @timfatchen  Mar 3

    The frog has freed me!
    Is this a screen before me?
    I should start list'ning

  • @karan  Mar 3

    Pope Gregory changed
    the calendar; it's likely
    still February!

  • @dasbinky  Mar 3

    I believe that there's
    always a February
    somewhere... in our hearts.

    Autocorrect tried
    to make me type "pants" above.
    I guess that works too.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 3

    And where the heart pants?
    A deerskin, needle and thread:
    And wear the hart pants.

  • @nancyrost  Mar 3

    In the seventies
    I had pants with hearts on them
    Let's just say "oh dear"

  • @dasbinky  Mar 3

    It's a shame FAWM's done.
    I have a new song title:
    @nancyrost 's heart pants.

    Admittedly, it's
    a niche topic but I think
    it could be a hit.

  • @scottlake Mar 3

    @nancyrost news news!
    Hearts on pants in fashion now.
    Search ye on Depop!

  • @dasbinky  Mar 3

    @nancyrost Techno.
    Boots and cats and boots and cats.
    Mostly cats, really.

  • @nightwing521  Mar 4

    Rules are for other
    people (like @dasbinky).
    Not for me!

  • @timfatchen  Mar 5

    Rulers and the ruled.
    "You better keep straight. Or else:
    Ruler on the calves."

  • @andpow81  Mar 5

    Calves are little cows,
    They like to moo all the time,
    But do not like clocks.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 7

    Vanish without trace,
    Like dry ice on desert sand
    Where once there was life.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 7

    The circus was great
    But now the Big Top empties
    Save for us tragics.

  • @timfatchen  Mar 7

    End of time moment:
    Even the spammers slow down,
    Ghosts in a ghost town

  • @scottlake Mar 9

    Tim don’t be so down.
    We all made many great songs.
    Why not March also?

  • @timfatchen  Mar 9

    'Twas just a down day.
    Wife now safely through surg'ry
    Cyborg coming home!

  • @dasbinky  Mar 9

    Songwriting is done.
    Wait, we can write in March too?
    Feels like a bad plan.

    Creative juices
    have not been replenished yet.
    I am a dry husk.

  • @andpow81  Mar 9

    Creation stops not,
    Only your mind can stop you,
    Write in March, my friend

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    Unwarily trapped.
    I come across good lyrics.
    And...one MORE collab!

  • @timfatchen  Mar 10

    Thus songs come in March
    But still get counted in FAWM
    Four written, two up.

    (But ignore @frogspawn
    He's just a trick time-bender
    Proves the possible)

  • @dasbinky  8 weeks

    Douglas Adams taught
    that time is an illusion.
    Lunchtime doubly so.

  • @timfatchen  8 weeks

    Done. Finished. Kaput
    Time runs out for all of us
    Sooner or later

  • @nightwing521  3 weeks

    it's coming closer
    the end, for eight more, long months
    missing you, so soon

  • @tesla3090  3 weeks

    Goodbye friends of FAWM
    Soon we will return again
    To write songs anew

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    Doomsday it dawneth
    Must resist the temptation
    To archive FAWMku

  • @berni1954  3 weeks

    Dawn creeps towards me
    The street lights are still burning
    Soon FAWM will be dark

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    A ghostly twilight,
    Not living but not yet dead:
    FAWMerdammerung.

  • @timfatchen  2 weeks

    The abyss beckons
    And we tremble on the brink...
    Throw the haiku in!

  • @dasbinky  2 weeks

    Now the end is near
    We faced it all and stood tall
    And did it FAWM's way.

  • @gm7  2 weeks

    The blinds are closing
    The room turns dark
    FAWM 2022 will be our new bright light

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    A lingering death
    Yet still the spammers flock in
    After carrion.

  • @berni1954  1 week

    They said it was dead
    Communication open
    But will it last long?

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Perhaps it is dead
    Perhaps it's now a seance
    With us as lost souls

  • @dasbinky  1 week

    The modern seance:
    Can you hear us, Tim? His soul
    may be stuck on mute.

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    Eh? What? Speak up lad!
    Nothing wrong with _my_ hearing.
    Can't you speak louder?

  • @timfatchen  1 day

    It must be Friday.
    All the spammers rushing in
    While most of you sleep!

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