Sangeetha & David’s new poetry project
Once upon a time, two poets who’d never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin.
Once they’d completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative journey together; and Sangeetha came up with a fun new idea, which David loved – to explore different poetic forms together, working through the Alphabet from ‘A’ to ‘Z’.
Every week, for twenty-six weeks beginning in January of the year 2022, they would take turns selecting poetic forms beginning with the letter corresponding to that particular week (1=A, 2=B, etc., etc.) and write poems to one another using that form.
David suggested they call their new project ‘Form verses creativity’, and so it began.
J for Jue Ju
David’s Jue Ju
hot breeze breathes over hilltops caramel-colored curves awaken yearning tender fingers trace intricate patterns goosebumps arise 'pon sandy skin
Sangeetha’s Jue Ju
In restless circles, currents ripple supple waves arch in anticipation glistening liquid limbs, they intertwine blue depths crave sweet agony
- metered, 5 or 7 character or word lines;
- (lines should be same length)
- composed of 4 lines;
- often erotic.
Sangeetha & David’s ‘Form verses creativity’
- The Alouette
- The Balance
- The Candlelight
- The Dizain
- The Etheree
- The Florette
- The Ghazal
- The Hexaduad
- The Italian octave
- The Jue Ju
- The Kimo
- The Limerick
- The Marianne
- The Nocturna
- The Ottava Rima
- The Pathya Vat
- The Quintilla
- The Retrac
- The Sijo
- The Tritina
- The Ukiah
- The Verso-Rhyme
- The Waltz Wave
- X (wildcard): The Lira
- The YaDu
- The Zejel
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!
26 thoughts on “The Jue Ju, or: Form verses creativity”
Always learn something when I stop by for a visit. Thank you for sharing your joy in writing with us. 😊
💕 Hamish 💕
This is wonderful!! 🙏🙏🤩
💕💚 Lia 💚💕
Gentle, lovely, erotic poems
😘🤗 Lauren 🤗😘
Lovely and definitely erotic – nice!
🥵❤️ Dolly ❤️🥵
speaking of naked – I only wished I did n’t have to go through pages of repetitive pre-text to go through before. Now,don’t talk to me about foreplay, just don’t. 😣:-P
You’ll have to cope, unfortunately ❣️
see what you have done – make me repeat myself – lol 🙄
A few short paragraphs are hardly pages, and there are readers who come across my partnership with Sangeetha for the first time, so they read the background info for the first time.
some bewilderment may have to do with the different ways pages and whatnot are differently set up/accessed on smartphones? Remember how you couldn’t find a post of mine the other day?
maybe… but I think that particular post was “private” … so I’m not sure it was visible to me without a direct link. 🤷
Sangeetha suggested a response in Jue Ju form on her post…
A teasing tension in poetry
Nimble minds play with words
Creates unity across many miles
Ménage à trois becomes polyamory
Seems all poets are in a way dancing naked upon the world’s stage when we share our poems publicly…
Hehe! at least in this poetical sense I’m not the only one naked!
Well done, both of you! Erotic poetry can be difficult to write, but you both framed your poems so well. ❤
❤ 🙂 Colleen ❤ 🙂
Well done. Very sensual.
💞🤎 Molly 🤎💞
Very jue ju indeed David & Sangeetha! 😛😉😂 I love it! 😁❤️👏 Very evocative & vivid imagery! Just sublime! 👌
It’s that jue ju that you do so well! 😀
I don’t know about that now David! 😊😛😂