Sparks of magick, or: Across Gaia

New poetic form: The ‘Plutune’

Colleen celebrates
her birthday
penning poetry;

Verses flow forth eve-
ry witch way;
sparks of magick fly;

Energies connect
far friends; they
feel deep gratitude;

Poets gift her with
sweet wordplay
in clever new forms;

Across Gaia, shouts
of 'Hooray!'
in Colleen's honor!

The ‘Plutune’ poetic form

Tanka Tuesday

For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen Chesebro encourages us to create new poetic nonce forms with exactly 65 syllables in honor of her 65th birthday, which is today!

The above ‘Plutune’ form of mine is a series of five ‘Kelly Lune’ poems, wherein the middle lines of all five ‘Lunes’ rhyme with one another.

The ‘Kelly Lune’ poetic form

The Lune, created by poet Robert Kelly, is also known as the American Haiku, and it has three lines. The syllable count is: 5-3-5. There are no other requirements.

Each ‘Kelly Lune’ has thirteen syllables; thus, the ‘Plutune’ has sixty-five syllables.

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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