Before, or: After

Poetry Partners #79

‘Before And After’, a poem by Larry Trasciatti of ‘Eastelmhurst.a.go.go’

Listening to decades old Records on
a Rainy Saturday night all alone
my windows are closed tight and
the songs of the Weavers follow supper
they are from an era I can not Recall
the rain and fog have washed it all away

A sijo by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

One sunny day at the barber's
Papa once laughed at me
I'd pushed the rotary phone dial
not knowing how to use it
Amazed, my child and her friends read
of corded phones and phonographs

‘What do you see’ Prompt #131

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below (taken by Ben White) as inspiration for writers to produce art.

credit: Ben White @ Unsplash

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!


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