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.
N for Nocturna
The-silence, privacy, peace of the night- How could this poet ever-fall asleep? Shapes glow-flowing on computer screen bright. In thick, dark-stillness, endlessly inspired; Essence plunges-into fantasies deep; I compose until my eyelids droop-tired- My worn body tells me to-get more rest- It’s quite unhealthy, this schedule I-keep… Still, mid-nighttide… slickest-stanzas-stream best.
Constellations like candlelit tables draped in dark blue damask of delusion waxing eloquent, fabulous fables secretly streaming the silent dark net to incubate in my introspection as sleepless fat fingers tap keys to set a rhythm to whispers sent from above winnowing words to sing an emotion to the whims of midnight madness... with love
- 9 line poem based upon a nocturnal theme;
- rhyme Scheme: abacbcdbd;
- metered in iambic pentameter.
Sangeetha & David’s ‘Form verses creativity’
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!