Mirrors, or: Smoke

A ‘Septolet’

Smoke 
billows over 
a 
Russian 
airfield.

America doesn't "enable" 
or "encourage" strikes on Russia.

Septolet?

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!

20 thoughts on “Mirrors, or: Smoke”

  1. Iโ€™m waiting for the backlash. A bully pummels the quiet kid, the victim fights back and has the bully on the ground, then is pulled off and the victim is punished for hitting the bully. No one remembers that the bully started it, had been punching hard and fighting dirtyโ€ฆ

  2. There is so much smokes and mirrors about this war
    And itโ€™s made us suspicious about the reporting, analysis and opinion pieces.

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