By chance, or: Choice

Poetry Partners #17

An American Sentence by Coco of ‘un p❜tit je ne sais quoi’

what i savor
came with prize
not by accident
but by you
provoked

A waltmarie by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

(comprised of 5 American Sentences)

'What,' ponder lonely people, 'chemistry gives birth to lasting
friendships?'
Came once a brilliant mind who posed this thought: To be or not
to be?
Not that the hoggish care, but one need do more than shit to be
human.
'But,' snivels the miser, 'I have my bullions! What more does 
one need?'
Provoked, her father frowns. 'Such behavior will tear apart your
friendships.'

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

17 thoughts on “By chance, or: Choice”

  1. I like what you did there David with the first words of the original poem! ❤️😁👏

  2. Nice collaboration once again. Kudos to both of you. I’m really digging the format of your response poem, David. I’m sort of obsessed with picking apart poetry to see what the author is up to, and this is brilliant. This was akin to peeking under the hood and seeing a high-performance engine. Delightful stuff and a pleasure to read. 🙂

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