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

Choking down, or: Tingles

A Tanka appreciation an awkward horse pill, whereas dissatisfaction a warm bodily tingle that numbs my self-awareness #TankaTuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages us to write a tanka. Tanka? Syllabic: most commonly 5-7-5-7-7 (in variation the lines are best kept with odd numbered syllables); Usually five lines; Defined by content and style more than the… Continue reading Choking down, or: Tingles

To be, or: Benumbed

Poetry Partners #181 'Dead poetry', a 'Haiku Sonnet' by Melissa Lemay of 'Mom with a Blog' Poetry is dead? I hadn’t heard. Neither had you. Your words-terse. You’ve no imagina- tion-evidenced from such a statement. Please be kind to poetry. It lives. At your fingertips. Sad- ly you use them to tap-tap-tap a screen made… Continue reading To be, or: Benumbed

Weight in gold, or: Diamonds

Poetry Partners #179 'True Friends', a poem by Kriti of 'Life is Beauty' True friends are those Who see the pain in your eyes And never leave your side Whenever you need them Whatever be the time In the moment of despair Or in happy times They are never apart always in your heart They… Continue reading Weight in gold, or: Diamonds

The Updise, or: Creativity forms verses

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Updise, or: Creativity forms verses

A lifetime, or: A moment

Poetry Partners #176 'Lifetime Partnership', a poem by Jan Beekman There is nothing like A lifetime partner No person on earth Can know me like he does There is nothing on earth Like a trusted lover No one on earth Can bring the joy he does There is nothing on earth Like a God-given soulmate… Continue reading A lifetime, or: A moment

Over heels, or: On the rocks

Poetry Partners #174 A poem on love by Jaideep Khanduja of 'Pebble's Galaxy' Love is a fire that burns within, A flame that flickers, a never-ending win. It lifts you up when you're feeling low, And helps you grow and let go. It's patient, kind, and full of grace, A love that always finds its… Continue reading Over heels, or: On the rocks

A quarter inch, or: Not too far above

A Shadorma as the rose stretched up lovingly, she closely eyed the lithe stem for bud eyes, pruning it with trained precision Prompts Twiglets #311 eyeing it Moonwashed weekly prompt Lovingly Tanka Tuesday Create a syllabic poem using this photo of a rose by Terri Webster Schrandt. Write about whatever this rose inspires in you.… Continue reading A quarter inch, or: Not too far above