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Wandering words, or: Meandering meanings

An Alliterisen Silver stars sparkling up above pensive poet Trees trembling as brisk breeze blows through gnarly bifurcations Fingers feeling for lightless letters on keys Elbows resting upon stiff, supportive table top Tongue tasting tangy, satisfying sounds Words wandering after meandering meanings Squinting through thick leaves, sees self sitting 'pon a star The Alliterisen The… Continue reading Wandering words, or: Meandering meanings

Icing, or: The cake

My 2nd Alliterisen Baking blueberry pie was Fay's forté Her heavenly skills were well-known throughout New York Her cherry chews and crispy cookies Were wonderful; but Bob most savored her cakes She surely knew how to tease him Promising pound cake, carrot, and chiffon Mulberry muffins caused their bad breakup The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex… Continue reading Icing, or: The cake

Articulators, or: Above the larynx

My 1st Alliterisen Consider consonants for just a mere moment Mouths move; the pharynx, phonal, is an articulator So too, there's the velum, which the tongue touches The hard palate, plainly, has a curvy, smooth surface And, also, there's an alveolar ridge Then there's the tongue tip, blade, front, back and root as well The… Continue reading Articulators, or: Above the larynx

Israel, or: Diaspora

An American sentence Born in Israel, my sentence to America was commuted. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Israel, or: Diaspora

Openings, or: End game

A kyrielle Been playing for over a year; So, what might my best next move be? Could writing become a career? ~ Thus far, it's been purely for me. I've mastered some challenging forms. So, what might my best next move be? It's such fun to tinker with norms. ~ Tacticians, proficient, coach me. With… Continue reading Openings, or: End game

Words wrapped around dreams…

What is poetry?? This is akin to asking “what is happiness?” Poetry is one soul speaking to the universe and hoping that the stars hear. Poetry is emotion woven in words. Poetry is words wrapped around dreams. Poetry is the vulgar made presentable and the presentable made profane. Poetry is an individual definition influenced by… Continue reading Words wrapped around dreams…

My daughter’s English

I'm totally boasting My daughter now reads pages of Pippi Longstocking in English (which my amazing mother brought her from the USA) that I have not yet read to her. And when I read to her from this book, she likes to take over and read parts of it herself - parts that she is… Continue reading My daughter’s English

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 37

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of lanturnes (and one cinquain) to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 37