Syllabically, or: Authentically

Poetry Partners #178 An 'Acrostic Poem' by Melissa Lemay of 'Mom with a Blog' Perusing poetry About various prompts Reading and rereading Tankas, tercets, terza rima Night owls writing Eluding emotions Rendered inconsequential Syllabically Mom with a Blog: An 'Acrostic Poem' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Everywhere, pulsating feelings Motion, vying for… Continue reading Syllabically, or: Authentically

Friend, or: Dost (دوست)

An acrostic tanka for Sadje's birthday 🎂 Supportive; caring; Attentive; understanding; Deliberative Jump-starter of our muses Engages us all with love Happy 61st birthday, Sadje! I think I speak for many bloggers on WordPress when I say that your daily contributions to our collective community make each day a little brighter ~ thanks for being… Continue reading Friend, or: Dost (دوست)

You, or: Me

Near year's end Only the most tenacious Victims of the biting drifts Endure at the neglected Margins of society Bearing [witness to] icy indifference Even as they huddle, shivering, Ravaged by rejection W3 poetry prompt This verse was written in response to Paula Light's W3 poetry prompt, which was to write an acrostic poem with… Continue reading You, or: Me

W3 Prompt #27: 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 respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #27: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Inspirit, or: In spirit

Poetry Partners #138 'Old Houses', a poem by Sherry Lens of 'Sherry'sLens Photography' Doors and windows, Gates and Gables Luring me in with their untold fables Shadows on stairwells, echoing walls Hinting of stories yet to be told Remnants of footprints, ghostly remains Distant reminders of those who have came Standing in mystery in need… Continue reading Inspirit, or: In spirit

Fervor, or: Forever

Poetry Partners #132 'Passion', a poem by Tallisman of 'Tallisman Poetry' He recalls the days that they spent together The nights they spent making love, all night Days they thought that would last forever Suddenly seem lost to sight What happened to the people that they once were And how did they get to where… Continue reading Fervor, or: Forever

Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Poetry Partners #115 'Sacred Wisdom' (gloss form- Black Elk), a poem by Joy A. Burki-Watson of 'Way down upon joy' And while I stood thereI saw more than I can tell,and I understood more than I saw;for I was seeing in a sacred manner -Black Elk (1863 – 1950) And while I stood therethe sun… Continue reading Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Closeted, or: Transparent

Poetry Partners #85 'Green', a poem by Mapule Somo of 'Let it reign' In the mourning after Everything in her closet Was pastured Growth adorned her frame I asked her once, 'How do you wear hope with such ease?' She smiled and said, You don't wear what you are 'So, what are you?' She asked… Continue reading Closeted, or: Transparent