Serenade, or: Leap

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post a series of 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to the occasional Twitter poetry prompt, as I’ve done several times already. At first I wasn’t planning on posting those poems to this blog, but just now I had a sudden realization – if I don’t save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I’ll never again be able to find all of them.

Of course, I have written and will write plenty more Twitter poems that I’m not especially attached to, but I don’t want to lose the ones that speak to me. Below, I’m sharing two recent senryus that I am fond of. Each of these was a response to a one-word prompt:


#serenade

rapping serenade
love bullets shatter windows
pockmarks left on walls

#leap

leap over your mind
beyondering becomes you
find the other side

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!

41 thoughts on “Serenade, or: Leap”

  1. Both senryu are excellent. I like the vibrant imagery in the first (love bullets shattering windows, pockmarks on wall). And I’m in agreement with everyone else with regards to “beyondering” in the second one. Such a unique, imaginative term. A tip o’ the cap to Sangeetha for introducing that word to you and your readers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. “Leap” speaks to me, David! I will try to “leap over” my “mind…and “find the other side.” Sadly, our limitations in life are often those we place on ourselves. It doesn’t have to be that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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