Shimmers, or: Ripples

Poetry Partners #160

‘Magical’, a haiku by WickedLizzie of ‘Essays From the Edge of Existence’

Moonlight on the lake
Softly shimmers, casts a spell
Nature's magic glow

A tanka by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

moonlight on the lake
softly shimmers, casts a spell
nature's magic glow
branches ripple on surface
pull me down into dreams' depths

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!


List of Poetry Partners

24 thoughts on “Shimmers, or: Ripples”

  1. Your collaborations make me think RENGA! The multi-player Renga has a leader who lets the most noted poet write the first haiku followed by the other participants in an assigned order. Usually there are a dozen or so and they send the complete poem on to the next person after finishing their part. It keeps going until they reach an agreed on number of verses…

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