Sweet, or: To the point

A 'Waltz Wave' poem my favor- ite flower shall always be that which puts a smile on its recipient's face, espe- cially when coupled with a flush of self- con- scious sur- prise Tanka Tuesday For #TankaTuesday, Colleen Chesebro offers us this 1860 painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793 – 1865) called 'The Expected One'.… Continue reading Sweet, or: To the point

Lady, or: The street

d'Verse: Four line alternate rhyme scheme Poetry prompt At d'Verse, we are prompted to write an alternate rhyme poem of at least three stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB; CDCD; EFEF; etc. The catch is that we must borrow the alternate rhyme pairs from a published poem in the same order in which they… Continue reading Lady, or: The street

At peace, or: For now

A modified 'Memento' poem After long tortuous ages... words settle upon screen- at peace; unfurled, mind's warped curling pages- line upon line serene... ~ angsts cease ~ Read, read, reread; and all is right- thoughts mercifully still for now; it's for these moments that I write- slavelike, clasping for quill... and- how. Prompts Twiglets #321… Continue reading At peace, or: For now

Tomorrow, or: Never say never

A Shadorma yesterday most of Israel was on strike; leaving work, I passed parents and little children protesting this morning, despite warm sunshine and soft breeze wafting through my window, I feel worried, wary and worn out #TankaTuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has prompted us to write syllabic poems inspired by the view outside our… Continue reading Tomorrow, or: Never say never

Egads! or: King of the Mountain

A limerick Zeus refused to share his peppers (that welch!) But no gods argued (for fear they'd get squelched). ... Down below, all the mortals Shut and bolted their portals, For the skies turned red when great Zeus belched. What do you see (#WDYS) prompt #178 This week, Sadje offers us this image by Johannes… Continue reading Egads! or: King of the Mountain

Sturdy trunks, or: Through the trees

A Sijo she stumbled upon idyllic path one day, to great relief- stunning, straight, sure, surrounded by stern, steadfast, sturdy trunks; certain, she strode forward... behind her, her dears dispersed through the trees 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. Each… Continue reading Sturdy trunks, or: Through the trees

In defense of the ‘like’ button

I recently received some very rude comments on my blog from somebody whose blog post I'd clicked on, simply because I'd clicked on their 'like' button. I'd never had any previous interaction with this individual; and this experience brought on the following reflection. First of all, what was their criticism? Let's get into that to… Continue reading In defense of the ‘like’ button