Remaining, or: In between

Poetry Partners #164

An ‘American Sentence’ by Kaci Rigney

Life begins and ends with a heartbeat, breathing and bleeding in between.

A ‘Crystalline’ by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

Decay's inevitability
rattles venerable hollows.

Grounded hope's for the remaining,
rather than in dreams of remaining.

Show faith in the collective present;
seeded self-confidence will sprout.

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

33 thoughts on “Remaining, or: In between”

  1. Your affinity for the short forms is not a secret. Inquiring minds want to know how you strip your poems to the minimum and still maintain the lyrical qualities….

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