Defiance, or: Gravity

A Descort poem

a simple misstep causes me to stum-

ble fore-

wards, as my water is e-

jected up in-

to the air; I watch helplessly, clutching my glass
so that it won't shatter
up-

on the flooring \\ breathe \\ in~out \\ appreciate
this moment's magic;
liquid's defiance of gravity
captures my
imagination ~ reflects

Descort poem

The descort differentiates itself from other forms by differentiating its lines from other lines within the poem. That is, the main rule of descort poems is that each line needs to be different from every other line in the poem.

A descort poem has different line lengths, meters, avoids rhyming with other lines, no refrains, and that goes for stanzas as well. In other words, no two lines in a descort should look like each other.


‘What do you see’ Prompt #140

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit; Avis @ Pexels

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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