Anticipation, or: Presentiment

Poetry Partners #172

‘Anticipation’, a tanka by Destiny of ‘Destiny’s Designz’

breathes disconsolateness
fractures fictive fantasies
yet still- we found lost in dreams

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

resents sober reasoning
mental clarity
must needs be relentlessly
taunted- torn to little bits

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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23 thoughts on “Anticipation, or: Presentiment”

  1. Hi David ๐Ÿค

    Sorry if this sounds weird ๐Ÿฅดbut even after searching various sites, I’m confused about the haibun. Some read like a story with a haiku at the end and some don’t.
    How does it work please? ๐Ÿ™

    The current prompt: do we write different verses contrasting or include the contrasting element in one verse?
    Do we write on a personal experiences/thoughts, objects, situations etc?
    Sorry for the bother ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Prompt sounds very interesting but I haven’t tried this form before๐Ÿฅด
    Sorry for the long message and thank you.

    1. it’s very flexible, Destiny!

      You can write as little as a few lines of prose and one haiku (at the beginning or end), or you can write longer prose and intersperse it with multiple haiku… it’s really up to you.

      And the contrasting element can be included anywhere!


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