Pen, or: Quill

Poetry Partners #143

A poem by Kevin L. Perrin of ‘Penultimate’

For the first time, frustration halts the pen.
Above my blind, the duckless sky
laughs at my shotgun, my eager eye.

I row the page home, empty and white-
then write about finding insight in sight.

An abhanga by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

frustration halts the pen
I hunt for the right words
they flutter past like birds
all look the same

finding insight in sight
from within I see more
in patterns as they soar
gifted this quill

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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14 thoughts on “Pen, or: Quill”

    1. What a gorgeous gift
      And this both of you have โ€“
      Requsite block and tristfulness โ€“
      dream a little dream
      On the sunny side of the street
      Patterns and insights emerge
      Falling into the lap of an Abhanga poetry form

      Gorgeous artistic creations

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