Papa died unexpectedly several hours after reaching the emergency room on a Saturday
Crushing waves; turbulent mood swings; treacherous reflections still pound my soul // spill over into word-torrents
- a six-line stanza (or sestet);
- each stanza has a syllable count of three in the 1st line, five in the 2nd, three in the 3rd and 4th, seven in the 5th, and five in the 6th (3/5/3/3/7/5) for a total of 26;
- a poem may consist an unlimited number of stanzas.
The above shadorma was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems based on the theme of ‘beginnings and endings’.
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!