Stuff, or: Nonsense

My 2nd Minute Poem

They're packaged into forms as though
we poets know
how to use words.
How quite absurd.

Syllables; enjambments; and lines
can sound sublime
and pleasure bring -
but mean nothing.

Our hopes rest with our audience,
who might gift sense
and meaning to...
You do? Who knew!

Minute Poetry

The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

25 thoughts on “Stuff, or: Nonsense”

  1. Great one David. You have nailed it with this one. And and at the same time, ruptured the signature look of superiority among the creative writers, in just a few words.

    Loved it.

  2. The last verse hits the nail on the head for me David as sometimes you don’t know the power of your written words or if they’re any good at all until you read your poems in front of an audience?! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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