I am not more motivated, nor am I happier; The anxiety medication is clearly working well; I can soberly observe my flaws better than ever before
A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a pause near the middle, similar to a caesura, though the break need not be metrical. The first half of the line contains six to nine syllables; the second half should contain no fewer than five. Originally intended as songs, sijo can treat romantic, metaphysical, or spiritual themes. Whatever the subject, the first line introduces an idea or story, the second supplies a “turn,” and the third provides closure. Modern sijo are sometimes printed in six lines.
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!
21 thoughts on “The calm, or: The storm”
The image tells its own story?
💛🙏🏻 Marion 🙏🏻💛 ~ exactly
Very intriguing…this calm (through medication) after the storm of anxiety…
💕🙏🏻 Karima 🙏🏻💕 ~ exactly
Anxiety is like a wave–calm, storm is a good analogy. (K)
🤍🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻🤍
To see clearly is grand but to see only the chip in the cup and ignore the glorious pattern is no gain…
🧡🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻🧡
observing medication –
stuck flow stuck oh
💘 Barbara 💘
🤗❤️👍 Anxiety is a terrible thing!
💛🙏🏻 Ken 🙏🏻💛
beautiful and both quite paradoxical and intriguing.
❤ 🙂 Audrine 🙂 ❤ ~ thank you!
you are welcome, David. you have a great day.
We give thanks for the good people in the industry, who daily help those who need to wade through a raging river.
💜🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💜
When the world gets bleak, that’s when we need the power of story more than ever.
The calm before the storm or after the storm comes the calm. 😉 Bravo David! 👌🏻❤
🤎🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻🤎