Knock me out, or: Life in a bottle

A poem written in Murisopsis’ new nonce poetic form: “Dizzy”

mostly it my lines of thought out spinning
sharp hook reeling in life in a bottle
yanked it flew back just about knock me out
now I'm laid out flat stupidly grinning
hearing outboard motor churn full throttle
crew staring ask what you smiling about
I seen the flow's impending beginning
it metaphysical like Aristotle
this catch the real deal not thick river trout
streaming home through oceans my fog thinning

‘Dizzy’ nonce form

This is a poetic form of ten lines with ten syllables per line with a rhyme scheme of: a/b/c/a/b/c/a/b/c/a. Words of motion must be included in the poem.

This nonce form was created by Murisopsis.

Murisopsis’ Scavenger Hunt for National Poetry Month

This poem was written for Muri’s poetry scavenger hunt.

This year, she has selected some nonce forms for us to experiment with.

Nonce forms are essentially poetic forms created by poets for one-time use…. When enough people use a nonce form it becomes recognized as a received form…



Moonwashed Weekly Prompt #140


d’Verse poetics: Let music speak

For todayโ€™s d’Verse prompt, write a poem about music in any form. You can mention music fleetingly or write a poem dedicated to music. BUT please include any two titles from the following list. These are all taken from Linda Perryโ€™s albums.

  1. Edge Of Your Atmosphere
  2. Sunset Strip
  3. Life Despite God
  4. Sunny April Afternoon
  5. Bang The Drum
  6. Life in a Bottle
  7. Fruitloop Daydream
  8. Tiny Box Of Lies
  9. Knock Me Out
  10. I Am My Fatherโ€™s Daughter
  11. Donโ€™t Touch Me While I Am Sleeping
  12. Secret Lover

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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