Wordless, or: Wordful Conversations

Poetry Partners #56

‘Wordless conversations’, a poem by kenhume79 of ‘Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume’

Wordless conversations on a barstool seat
Between two men whoโ€™ve never met before
Sharing an unspoken bond in this fermented retreat

Wordless conversations on a canal-bank line
Between an ageing father and his son
Fishing for the perfect words, pulling on borrowed time

Wordless conversations on a crumpled marriage bed
Between a jaded husband and his wife
Mourning silently for a love that has long been dead

‘Wordful Conversations’, a poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

Wordful conversations at an Italian restaurant
Between two flirtatious, dapper businessmen
Wondering which of them should pay for dinner

Wordful conversations on a cushioned playmat
Between a mother and her cooing, crawling child
Enjoying their special cuddle time together

Wordful conversations across computer screens
Between two poets on different continents
Sharing woven verses for the sheer love of life

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!


45 thoughts on “Wordless, or: Wordful Conversations”

  1. Wow great collaboration David and Ken. I really enjoyed these pieces. Both very well written and went together beautifully. I will definitely want to share a collaboration sometime and to read some more of these. How nice you are doing this David. Blessings to your family. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

      1. The honor would be mine. Things will slow down in May and I am putting it on my calendar now to contact you. Thank you David and it is wonderful to see you having so much fun. I am so grateful you continued blogging look how many friends you have made. That is the best part reaching out, connecting and sharing with people all over the world. Please let me know if there is a deadline otherwise come May 1st I am reaching out. Big hugs to you and your precious family. ๐Ÿค—

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