Out of retirement or: Into the fire

A ‘Septolet’

train on

Russia pulls mothballed
tanks out of deep storage.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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!

20 thoughts on “Out of retirement or: Into the fire”

          1. All the same
            Wishing you a beautiful Friday.
            We are in loadshedding now.
            And we have long awkward hours awaiting us later between 16.00hrs and 20.00hrs
            Besides it is bitterly cold in this city compared to let’s say the capital city.

            Blessings all the same.

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