Courtyard Poetry & Humor

Spring Hiakus

All by Marilynn Tuffs


Blossoms everywhere,
Fill our eyes with loveliness,
Petals soon will fall.


Butterfly like blooms
Adorn many branches now
Are you seeing them?


Daffodils reach tall,
Yellow petals show beauty,
They stand like soldiers.


Velvet pansies bloom
Little faces to behold.
Can’t resist touching!

Pun For the Money

Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one became known as the lesser of two weevils.

A woman had twins, but gave them up for adoption. One of the twins went to Egypt and was named Amal. The other went to a family in Spain who named him Juan. Years alter, Juan sent a picture of himself to his mom. When she got the picture, she told her husband wistfully that she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responded: “But they’re twins—if you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.

A Bright Idea

Rain drops
Rattle in the drain pipes
And Rain drops
Patter on the path
Let’s all go outside
And share a shower bath!!
by Phyllis Jamison

Best April Fool’s Day Prank

Pasta Grows On Trees

On April 1, 1957, the BBC TV show “Panorama” ran a segment about the Swiss spaghetti harvest enjoying a “bumper year” thanks to mild weather and the elimination of the spaghetti weevil. Many credulous Britons were taken in, and why not? The story was on television — then a relatively new invention.