Total eclipse, or: The heart

A kimo

anxiety's incapacitating;
encapsulating the heart;
capping capacity

What’s a kimo?

According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli 🇮🇱 version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:

  • 3 lines.
  • No rhymes.
  • 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.

Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.

13 thoughts on “Total eclipse, or: The heart”

  1. Creative title(s). You have captured anxiety’s captive nature. David, you are such a capable writer.
    Now you’ve got me thinking about the 80’s song with the similar title and how many ‘cap’ words I can think of. 😆

      1. That depends… are your oratory skills as captivating as that which you deliver with your uncapped pen?

        (Turn around, bright eyes)
        Every now and then I fall apart
        🎶 👀 💃🏼
        -The video makes me laugh now. 😆

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