Shiner, or: Lover

Poetry Partners #9

‘Shiner’, a poem by Eric Erb of ‘erbiage’

What do you mean you don’t know how to rise and shine?
Every morning the sun shows you!
Just be as you are
The world will turn towards you

An atom poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’


I need


my mind's

we two

of her

Atom poem?

  • Three line stanzas;
  • Count letters: 5-7-5;
  • No punctuation or capitalization like haiku.

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!

List of Poetry Partners

  1. Murisopsis of ‘A Different Perspective’
  2. Judy Dykstra-Brown of ‘LifeLessons’
  3. Jennifer Patino of ‘Thistle Thoughts’
  4. Mike L. Utley of ‘Silent Pariah’
  5. Barbara Schaefer of ‘solitary 4 tomorrow’
  6. Ron Rowland of ‘Navigating This Thing We Call Life’
  7. Cheyenne MacMasters: of ‘Cheyenne Paints’
  8. Rae Cod of ‘Rae Cod’s Writing’
  9. Eric Erb of ‘erbiage’
  10. Chris Reilley of ‘Christopher Reilley Poems’
  11. Jim- of ‘TheCommonAtheist’
  12. Selma Martin of ‘Selma’
  13. Vidah (Chavi) of ‘Magical World’
  14. varityteller of ‘Truth and Recovery’
  15. Quaranjavirus of ‘The Forgers of Fantasy’
  16. Kunjal of ‘Duo Disseminators’
  17. Coco of ‘un p❜tit je ne sais quoi’
  18. Lov Verma of ‘Underthetamarindtree’
  19. bodypositivefemme of ‘Ann_Within’
  20. Steven S. Wallace of ‘There is no Stigmata’
  21. Shay Simmons of ‘Shay’s Word Garden’
  22. Constance Bourg of ‘Tender Rebellion’
  23. C L Barton of ‘Linnets Sing in the Trees’
  24. Madamchryzl of ‘Rhymes, Writings, and Confessions to Small Crimes’
  25. Sangeetha of ‘Mindfills’
  26. Jo of ‘people in poetry’
  27. Audrey Duff of ‘Stopping Schadenfreude’
  28. Gillena Cox of ‘Verses’
  29. Yasmin of ‘yaskhan’
  30. Martha Anewa of ‘a young writer’s mind’
  31. Malalai Khan of ‘Malalai Noor Khan’
  32. Adam Taylor of ‘Adam’s Poems Etc…’
  33. trE of ‘A Cornered Gurl’
  34. Cindy Georgakas of ‘Unique Times with Cindy’
  35. paeansunplugged of ‘paeansunpluggedblog’
  36. davidatqcm of ‘The Hobart Chinaman’
  37. Orion Foote of ‘Visions of Orion Poetry’
  38. Susi Bocks of ‘I Write Her’
  39. Mister Bump UK of ‘Mister Bump’

32 thoughts on “Shiner, or: Lover”

  1. My mother used to wake me for school each day with “rise and shine!”. Even then I was reluctant to let go of the night sky.
    Counting letters is an interesting idea. (K)

    1. uhm…. why don’t you wait to see what the next d’Verse quadrille prompt will be? it’s going up in another 5.5 hours…

      actually, now that I think about it, why don’t you write about your exams, since that’s what’s actually going on in your life?

      1. Aw, the DVerse prompt goes up in 5.5 hours, and its 8:15 in the night in India right now 😂. So I’m gonna be sleeping soundly by the time the DVerse pub opens up!

  2. I love your atom poem ✨ Happy Hanukkah (if I’m not mistaken it starts today, I’m not Jewish but love learning and studying all religions, we learned a lot about the Jewish faith last year. Hanukkah was our favorite celebration. Festival of Lights)

    1. Art,

      #1. look at that particular page of your blog – NOT in the WordPress Reader – but rather directly on your blog.

      #2. copy the URL for that page of your blog

      #3. paste the URL into a comment on my blog.


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