I’m sorry. I am.
As the father of a little girl, I strive to remain upbeat, but on most days I’m only managing this outwardly. ‘Cherry Blossoms,’ you suggest, Frank? Charred corpses and the white ashes of a nuclear holocaust. I see children’s faces melting off and their bones crumbling.
Writing this doesn’t make me feel any better whatsoever. Quite the opposite because now I can’t unthink these terrifying words.
strewn with fragile flakes ashen death across once-earth inevitable
d’Verse Haibun Monday: Cherry Blossoms
At d’Verse, poets were encouraged to write haibun that allude to ‘cherry blossoms’.
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!