In the form of two Tankas
|tall, frosted windows||reflecting dawn’s rays|
|as the horizon lights up||deep purple morning glories|
|under cotton clouds||opening to rain|
|marking the autumn season||harbinger of winter chill|
|look upon a dull, brown world||spelling tender petals’ ends|
How to read a Cleave poem?
- Read the left hand poem as a first discrete poem.
- Read the right hand poem as a second discrete poem.
- Read the whole as a third integrated poem.
d’Verse Open Link Night #327
I am sharing this poem for OLN #327… I wrote it almost exactly one year ago, while experimenting with ‘cleave’ poetry.
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!