Poetry, or: Serious play

A limerick

When thoughts and feelings madly swarm,
My mind turned dark and driving storm-
Play with words brings me peace;
Syllables proffer release
As do poetic devices and forms.

d’Verse poetics: Playtime!

At d’Verse, poets are encouraged to pen play-themed poems:

Play pat-a-cake with the cat. Draw chalk cartoons on the sidewalk. Flirt in your head with your fantasy lover. Be a Formula One race car driver. Go out and dance under the moon with the faeries. Choose any which way and have fun with it!

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!

63 thoughts on “Poetry, or: Serious play”

  1. Till now I’m trained with the characters and alphabets in such a way that each word draw a clear picture in my mind.
    And I don’t like visiting โ€œsea stormsโ€๐ŸŒŠ often. Lol.

    1. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Lokesh ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ค ~ well, I don’t ask them to visit… they do of their own accord!

      Much love,

  2. It may seem you’re playing, but you take poetry very seriously. And you do a great work David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  3. Funny how people who love to write can see this and say “Yes, me too!” but then we aren’t always in the majority! I was just writing to another blogger how a teacher I used to work with introduced me to Bananagrams and now I have no one who will play with me!

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