Dec. 2, 1979, or: Jun. 24, 1999

A set of ‘Lanternes’

/หˆdiห/
/หˆษ›n/ /หˆeษช/
same parents
same ancestors
roots
first
boy, named
for much loved
great-grandfather
love
of
old age
pregnancy
unexpected
wow
no
other
brothers or
sisters; just we
two
words
writing
tradition
world politics
me
code
rap beats
cars, fashion
photography
you
years
oceans
interests
separate us,
but

W3 poetry prompt

This set of lanternes was written for Britta Benson’s W3 poetry prompt, which was to compose a poem with a date as its title.


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!

33 thoughts on “Dec. 2, 1979, or: Jun. 24, 1999”

  1. I loved this poem, David. You picked a great form for your content, simply perfect. A poem that ends in a โ€˜butโ€™, leaving options, possibilities, futures wide open.

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