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Wea’ve Written Weekly – a poetry prompt!

W3 ~ Wea've Written Weekly Friends, not so long ago, when we were marking 5,000 subscribers at The Skeptic's Kaddish, I mentioned that I would be launching a new poetry prompt. I had intended to launch it at the beginning of April, but life got in the way... So, as of now, I am planning… Continue reading Wea’ve Written Weekly – a poetry prompt!

Today’s Nazis, or: Today’s Jews

A 'Septolet' Hitler's Nazis murdered Jews. Putin's propagandists declare The West- -today's Nazis; Russians- -today's Jews. Septolet? 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.

Starboard, or: Gunwale

Poetry Partners #135 'Falling Stars', a poem by Malalai Khan of 'Malalai Noor Khan' While all the world is asleep And I too close my eyes, My inner ones open To gaze at the soulful skies. The night ocean glimmers Upon the starry shores, A whole place for me To roam and explore. The darkness… Continue reading Starboard, or: Gunwale

W3 Prompt #22: Weaโ€™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 respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #22: Weaโ€™ve Written Weekly

Good, evil, or: Just- honest

Sevenling (The hill I) The hill I want to die on is- bare; perfectly smooth; smack in the middle of the lion enclosure. The lions are- mighty; single-minded; penned up inside my mind. Neither good, nor evil; just- honest. Sevenling Lines one to three should contain three connected or contrasting statements, or a list of… Continue reading Good, evil, or: Just- honest

Intro, or: Retrospective

A haibun The Jewish New Year always comes in the autumn. I've always taken this for granted; but, this year, this month, this week, today, suddenly, it strikes me that this is counterintuitive. Spring is the season of growth and rebirth, is it not, whereas autumn leads to deadness? Lightning hits; air crackles; a thought… Continue reading Intro, or: Retrospective

Iranian-made, or: From Russia with love

A 'Septolet' The port city of Odesa is hit by Iranian-made drones. Russia denies targeting civilians. Septolet? 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.

Happy Jewish New Year

At sunset tonight, the Jewish New Year begins; it ends at sunset two days later. As such, I will not be blogging for ~49 hours, and I will have to play 'catch up' with my online poetry community on Tuesday night. (Of course, I will schedule some blog posts in advance of the holiday.) Honestly,… Continue reading Happy Jewish New Year