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Zen and the art of flat pack assembly

A splendid thing has happened! Did you hear?! Viv Wigley has just built a dining set! He bought it in the blue warehouse of fear, Surveyed the box, began to gently sweat. What voodoo do they want me to perform? He cried; for the instructions were not there. He cleared his mind, he chased away the storm, And mindfully he chanted “chair chair chair”. And slowly, as the cat looked on non-plussed, Quite zen-like he began to sort the bits, He soared above the challenge, never fussed, And piece by piece - my god - he managed it! If YOU go to Viv’s house, just be aware, That zen will rarely make long-lasting chairs. In case you hadn’t heard the big news, Viv built some flat pack furniture today and requested a sonnet in honour of the occasion. How could I refuse.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/8/2018 4:51:00 PM
Brilliant Nina: I have been following all over the Soup to read these sonnet tributes. You are all very clever, quick-witted ad funny. Thanks for the fun afternoon ‘ entertainment. SuZ
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Date: 3/8/2018 1:29:00 PM
Humorously written, apparently quite fast too. Fun to read.
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Date: 3/8/2018 8:11:00 AM
Excellent sonnet and tribute Nina, really enjoyed reading your very funny poem.:))
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Date: 3/8/2018 5:16:00 AM
- Flat pack furniture - often something that can be linked to frustration - I do not like it at all - Viv did a great job - Great written, Nina :) - hugs //Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/8/2018 4:27:00 AM
Brilliant Nina ,you and Jan have inspired me and the flat pack king of course. My first sonnet (I think)
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Date: 3/7/2018 9:03:00 PM
Awesome sonnet, Nina. Now Viv has a pair!
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Date: 3/7/2018 8:17:00 PM
Brilliant, Nina, and the ending was spot-on (see my Sonnetary effort) Viv x
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/25/2018 4:48:00 PM
Gah! Just noticed that your name autocorrected to “Vic”. Literally just noticed. For weeks you have been Vic. Huge apologies. You may join the call centre operatives of the world, and call me “Lena” in retribution.
Date: 3/7/2018 4:15:00 PM
Hmmm Nina you didn't mention his erection skills lol :-) fab sonnet my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/7/2018 4:16:00 PM
I felt you’d already covered his erection Jan!
Date: 3/7/2018 2:35:00 PM
So clever, and I love the title!
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