The Myth of Sisyphus, or: What does it all mean?

A Gogyohka

end my life
adopt a belief system
fabricate personal meaning
face the absurdity with defiance
let amused fascination light the dark


  • Five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six;
  • Each line consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath;
  • No restraint on numbers of words or syllables;
  • The theme is unrestricted.

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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