A quarter inch, or: Not too far above

A Shadorma

as the rose
stretched up lovingly,
she closely
eyed the lithe
stem for bud eyes, pruning it
with trained precision


Twiglets #311

eyeing it

Moonwashed weekly prompt


Tanka Tuesday

Create a syllabic poem using this photo of a rose by Terri Webster Schrandt.

Write about whatever this rose inspires in you.

If you write a freestyle poem please also include a syllabic poem, linking the two together in interesting ways.

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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