Sangeetha & David’s new poetry project
Once upon a time, two poets who’d never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin.
Once they’d completed their first oeuvre, they decided to continue their journey together; and Sangeetha came up with a fun idea. Beginning in January ’22, they took turns selecting poetic forms beginning with the letters of the alphabet (A through Z) and wrote poems to one another using those forms.
Upon completing that second project, Sangeetha suggested that they go through the alphabet once more, this time with an addition twist… In their new series, for every letter of the alphabet (A through Z), the two would select not only a poetic form but also – a keyword for each poem.
For ‘J’, Sangeetha selected the ‘Jram’ form and the keyword ‘Jubilee’.
It was with a hurried hello our eyes met and knew there was more Confusion rushed dancing heart beats Silence sang loud; storms smiled so sweet Silence sang loud; storms smiled so sweet Worlds collided for us to meet It was that first giddy feeling That you and I kept repeating Confusion rushed dancing heartbeats into dreams each morning we greet With two coffees in our one mug melting moments into a hug Our eyes met and knew there was more More of both of us to explore In each other's arms we are snug Our life together is my drug It was with a hurried hello We met then...Now I love you so We celebrate with utmost glee Same day, each year, our jubilee
I'm finding as the years fly by - I'm not the most romantic guy. My love is constant every day, Suffused into all I don't say. Suffused into all I don't say; Into my childish, earnest ways; Into my odd imperfections, Is my limitless affection. My love is constant every day, But special days deserve bouquets, Days like birthdays and jubilees, Those special opportunities. I'm not the most romantic guy; Some jubilees have slipped me by. Still, over time, I've grown more wise, Learned to better prioritize. I'm finding as the years fly by - That I'm the world's luckiest guy, Blessed to be sharing soul and life With my lovely, brilliant wife.
- stanzaic: 5 quatrains;
- isosyllabic: 10 or 8 syllables to each line;
- rhyme scheme: aabb bbcc bbdd aadd aaff;
- refrain: the last line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of 2nd stanza Refrain: 3rd line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of 3rd stanza 2nd line of 1st stanza becomes 1st line of 4th stanza 1st line of 1st stanza become 1st line of 5th stanza;
- meter: optional by the poet (iambic Pentameter works well).
Sangeetha & David’s ‘Creativity verses form’
- The Alliterisen (#alternatives)
- The Bragi (#books) [1st attempt]
- The Bragi (#books) [correct]
- The Cadae (#crisis)
- The Dodoitsu (#desire)
- The Emmett (#elves)
- The Fold (#friend)
- The Golda (#gravity)
- The Harrisham (#hope)
- The Inverted Refrain (#imagination)
- The Jram (#jubilee)
- The Kōel (#kismet)
- The Lai (#love)
- The Monometric (#motivation)
- The Nove Otto (#night)
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!