Fraiku: Bad Habits

Pull cork from bottle
Save in drawer for your collection
But never see you again

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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26 Responses to Fraiku: Bad Habits

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    I saw a dart board made with old corks in a road side bar somewhere. I thought that was a piece of art.

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  2. Love this, as I am a collector of corks too! Will have to get to work on some cork projects!! 💖🤭

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  3. trE says:

    That is a lot of corks then!

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  4. JeanMarie says:

    Nice haiku. Corks are immensely popular with crafters, as already mentioned. If you want to get rid of them, I could help with that. …. :)

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  5. K.Hartless says:

    It has that residue of memory. 💜😁

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  6. berniebell1955 says:

    I used to know someone who was, allegedly, collecting wine bottle corks to make a bath mat. They sat in a box – last I heard – still sitting in the box.

    We use them as cane toppers in the garden.

    One of our neighbours is a bin-man who told us that you can tell the drinkers by the content of their bins – he said that with a knowing look.

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  7. Hello, Bartholomew, I am posting a review of your poetry book, “Milkshakes and Chilidogs,” tomorrow, November 22, 2022, on my blog. A thoroughly delightful book! I loved it. I collect old cork stoppers, too.

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  8. Julydase says:

    I don’t know a single person who doesn’t have a stash of something that most would throw away. My weakness in boxes…one never knows when a particular box will be just what one needs. Oh, and twist-ties also.

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