Sangeetha & David’s new poetry project
Once upon a time, two poets who’d never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin.
Once they’d completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun idea. Beginning in January ’22, they took turns selecting poetic forms beginning with the letters of the alphabet (A through Z) and wrote poems to one another using those forms.
Upon completing that second project, Sangeetha suggested they go through the alphabet once more but in their new series, for every letter of the alphabet (A through Z), they would select not only a poetic form but also – a keyword for each poem.
Eventually, they completed their third series and decided to embark on a fourth towards the end of 2022. This time, taking turns, they would create their own poetic forms for every letter of the alphabet (A through Z), and exchange poems, as they’d done before.
For ‘D’, Sangeetha created the ‘DoReMiDo’ form.
I wonder why we travel on without a map while life goes by Fall into all possible plots ~an adventure always on call One step begun with heart in hand hoping we may Run into fun Let's do our best To flow with tides, enjoy the ride. Rest. We are blessed.
May I just say- life's confusing; all conclusions- they wash away... Trite truths indict those that push them as cocksure; but- might they be right? Meanwhile, I lean t'wards- maybe so... how do you know? ~keen truth to glean. So, museful, slow, I observe; and I contemplate- though truth brings woe.
- 4 verses;
- 4 lines in each verse;
- 4 syllables per line;
- 4 corners of each verse (syllables 1, 4, 13, 16) rhyme;
- It looks like this:
axxa xxxx xxxx axxa bxxb xxxx xxxx bxxb cxxc xxxx xxxx cxxc dxxd xxxx xxxx dxxd
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!