Inspirit, or: In spirit

Poetry Partners #138

‘Old Houses’, a poem by Sherry Lens of ‘Sherry’sLens Photography’

Doors and windows, Gates and Gables
Luring me in with their untold fables
Shadows on stairwells, echoing walls
Hinting of stories yet to be told
Remnants of footprints, ghostly remains
Distant reminders of those who have came
Standing in mystery in need of repair
Keyholes and door knobs for those who would dare
Full of old memories of the lives they have shared.
Photo Credit: Sherry Lens Photography

An acrostic ‘Nove Otto’ by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

Once, our brood ran through its hallways;
Laughter and love filled them always;
Darlings blushed and shyly flirted;
Happy tots bounced on their Gran's knee;
Old Grandpa would laugh mightily-
Uncounted, foul jokes he spurted!
Still, those pages yellowed long ago;
Endings must come; beginnings go;
Since, that old house stands... deserted.

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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