Thought, or: Naught

Poetry Partners #162

‘Books’, a poem by Neha Singh of ‘Enigma’

Glancing through the pages of books
mesmerized by the artless charm
getting lost in some reverie,
we escape from our unnerving moods
prancing into an unforeseen journey
fantasizing about the impossible.

A Tanaga by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

For too many years I thought
Though too oft, this came to naught.
Now, in books, I simply feel
Thus assured my life is real. 

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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11 thoughts on “Thought, or: Naught”

  1. I learned about a new form today, the Tanaga an AABB rhyme scheme.
    Unlike the Ambahan whose length is indefinite, the Tanaga is a seven-syllable quatrain. 7-7-7-7 

    As in shuffling cards,
    i love flipping through the pages of a book
    I know for sure I will get hooked.

    So wonderful David, to get lost in the thinking of the book.

    Tanaga, he nailed it.

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