Make head, or: Tail of this

My 2nd double acrostic poem Poetic forms are all over the map ~ Ukiah, sonnet, limerick, haiku, Zanze, atom, sestina, ghazal, blitz... Zaniness, romance, suspense, darkness, schmaltz... Let yourself go; experience the pull; Every one can connect to something else. d'Verse poetics: For the love of puzzles... For today's d'Verse prompt, poets were challenged to… Continue reading Make head, or: Tail of this

10th anniversary, or: Chaya Margarita

The poem below was my gift to my wife on the occasion of our 10th anniversary on the Hebrew calendar, which is tonight (the 1st of Elul). It's actually two separate poems, as you shall see, because I wrote it as an acrostic of my wife's name, which is Chaya Margarita. Chaya is a Hebrew… Continue reading 10th anniversary, or: Chaya Margarita

Dehumanization, or: Zoology

My 1st double acrostic poem How can you view me as nothing more than a cockroach? Unabashed, you respond, no... More like a dark, shaggy emu. Matter of fact, could you play dead for me like a possum? Alas, some others (but not I!) think of you as a wicked flea. Nevertheless, you blend in… Continue reading Dehumanization, or: Zoology