Fingerprints, or: Tongue

Poetry Partners #161

Senryu by Jan Beekman of ‘janbeek’


Each snowflake's unique
Like my fingerprints and eyes
Brrr - snow on my lids


I stuck my tongue out
Ouch! Help me, I'm way too close
Stuck to that damn pole

Tankas by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’


each snowflake's unique
like my fingerprints and eyes
brrr - snow on my lids
when you're upset, remember:
no person is a snowflake


I stuck my tongue out
ouch! help me, I'm way too close
stuck to that damn pole
ugh, pleeth thtop pullin; tha hut'ths!
juth go get thom hoth wateh!

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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