A night memoir, or: Two

Poetry Partners #37

‘Night Memoir’ by Orion Foote of ‘Visions of Orion Poetry’

You never know when
a word or two might stick;
come creeping through an open
window in these small hours.

It’s a nagging of letters,
where each tone follows
a broken rhythm—void of any
rhyme or reason except
it’s own shuffle towards a point
where one calls to another.

It’s mostly artefacts and
driftwood now; spoken
sotto voce in a mulatto dialect
that is oddly familiar and
sometimes understood by another.

But I’m marking time here;
falling over myself in the
pursuit of another cadence—to
stumble on a new meaning in the snow.

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

A word or two might stick.
It's always my great hope
to have transcended trope...
Fear cuts me to the quick ~
What if my words won't stick?

Cadences, dialects...
Fine-tuned to some effect,
but should they flow too slick,
surely these words won't stick.

Viscous, swamping my mind,
they're knotted, intertwined.
With intentions so thick,
A word or two might stick

In time, they all pour out ~
though, still, I harbor doubt...
Might volume do the trick?
Might a word or two stick?

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!


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