Demeter, or: Vivaldi

Poetry Partners #50

‘A Season of Trees,’ a haiku sequence by Colleen M. Chesebro

trees—skeleton bare
ebony sky silhouettes
winter’s artistry

a lace of green leaves
discover a sparrow’s nest
baby mouths agape

silk-soft leaves of green
touch the cerulean sky
summer melodies

autumn leaves foretell
mystical secrets revealed—
only death brings truth

A tanka sequence by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

trees—skeleton bare
ebony sky silhouettes
winter’s artistry
seed embryos dormant lie
await spring—light sustenance

a lace of green leaves
discover a sparrow’s nest
baby mouths agape
fledglings fall from cozy nests
learn to spread their wings then flap

silk-soft leaves of green
touch the cerulean sky
summer melodies
noon sun above equator
serenaded by sweet breeze

autumn leaves foretell
mystical secrets revealed—
only death brings truth
birds migrate to warmer climes
bears gorge themselves 'fore long sleep

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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48 thoughts on “Demeter, or: Vivaldi”

  1. Fascinating partnership, also seen by the discussions for future plans. The techical language used speaks of the most advance stages of the craft.
    Congratulations to the both of you. Remarkable collaboration to say the least.

    The breeze that swept over the equator was most welcoming. I could feel the urgent need for relief.

    The migration of birds is a wonderful image of dying to one side of the world and resurrecting on the otherside.

          1. The first is 100 words and the second about 67 words. Doing the first poem would be fine, don’t combine them. I look forward to our first finished collabrative work.

          2. it’s ok – don’t worry about the word limit – I can be flexible about that 🙂

            just send one complete poem, however you’d like it to look.

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