Sunshine, or: Carpe Diem

Poetry Partners #52

‘Flakes of Destruction’, a poem by Jan Beekman of ‘janbeek’

Sitting in the sunshine
Shedding drop by drip
The lonely little snow mound
Was just a tiny clip
Of the Christmas blizzard
Shirtless joggers ran by
Oblivious to the remnant
Of a storm from angry sky

An acrostic poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

Sonny the Great Explorer
Unattended by his family
Noticed a small snow mound
Slow-melting, cold to chilly
He packed three fist-sized snowballs
Into a brand new best friend
Not caring in the slightest that
Every snowman meets a warm end

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

22 thoughts on “Sunshine, or: Carpe Diem”

  1. Just brilliant David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ Clever idea using sunshine as an acrostic for this one! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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