Withdrawal, or: Forward march

A ‘Septolet’

I whine
caffeine withdrawal.

Ukrainian Jews 
fast for Yom Kippur
the front.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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!

26 thoughts on “Withdrawal, or: Forward march”

  1. Yom Kippur is celebrated on the 10th day of Tishrei
    In India, it is the 10th day of Dusshera

    I’m always delighted by similarities in cultures and systems of faith. And wonder why we get entangled in differences instead.

  2. Sometimes it’s important to put things in perspective. Quitting coffee? I’m on day three without. I’m sleepy, but I think that’s because I keep waking up around 3am for no good reason. ๐Ÿšซโ˜•๐Ÿ˜ต

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