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Sweet, sweet, or: Silence

A kyrielle I drop her off and collect her; Daily, you can see us walking; For me, all our walks are a blur... My daughter's just non-stop talking! I have given up on thinking; Her voice my every thought's blocking; Feels like waking after drinking... My daughter's just non-stop talking! I love her more than… Continue reading Sweet, sweet, or: Silence

It seems, or: The seams

An Abhanga Muddling about my mind- whence light, ghostly tingle? From afar- faint jingle; after the sound... Stumble toward the chime- find veiled verdant dingle where lush mushrooms mingle round small cottage. Warmly lit little house; flower-covered shingles... Oddly, not a single creature there but... Abhanga? Stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (4 line… Continue reading It seems, or: The seams

Rounded blues, or: Jagged greens

A Sijo as one above the muted land we bring bold colors to the skies; ours defies fences, walls, routines; a single, combined self released- rounded blues; jagged greens; tired heavens welcome our dreams Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables.… Continue reading Rounded blues, or: Jagged greens

W3 Prompt #57: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Intro Dear friends, Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic's Kaddish. You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here's the 'tldr' version: Part I The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants read… Continue reading W3 Prompt #57: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Shoots, or: Leaves

A shadorma I tell my self it's not black and white but know that breathing space is nonnegotiable for my creative Processes; resignedly I strip leaves a way... countless interactions till I can just panda a bit Poetry prompts Twiglets #327 breathing space d'Verse poetics: Acting like animals! At d'Verse, we are encouraged to "verb"… Continue reading Shoots, or: Leaves

Oil & water, or: On the inside

Poetry Partners #188 'The Water We Write', a Gogyōka by Claudine of 'LPH x Yao' 有时候是落下的雨 一桶一桶的时候是水 难过的时候有点温度有点咸 心情的雨衣 折起来不让别人发现 Poem and Artwork by LPH Sometimes it falls openly as rain, One by one, in cisterns full, it is water. In difficult times it is warm, it is salty, It does not want to be… Continue reading Oil & water, or: On the inside

Acorns, or: Ice cream

A 'Badger's Hexastitch' poem acorns plant litter yields carbohydrates platter tantalizing bouquet autumnal eats ice cream Tanka Tuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages each of us to take this 'Spirit Animal Quiz' and then compose syllabic poems about our respective spirit animals. Apparently, my spirit animal is a deer, and acorns are known as the… Continue reading Acorns, or: Ice cream

Hungry for more, or: Less

A Choka too thick with meaning or too great a dash of wit leaves a nasty taste in even the artist's mouth let alone others the secret is to pepper lines with metaphors verses with sharp images sprinkling devices tastefully delicately leaving readers to crave more Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Hungry for more, or: Less