Whispered prayers, or: Legions

Poetry Partners #83 'When You Choose War' a poem by Rosemary McMahan of 'Spirit Reflections' ... you cannot stop the Lenten roseโ€™s pale white blossoms from unfurling nor can you command the pink-tinged buds of tulip trees to fold inward. When you choose war, know that the grass still greens in spring, the titmouse seeks… Continue reading Whispered prayers, or: Legions

Narcissus, or: Aidos

Poetry Partners #73 'Narcissus', a poem by enchantedwords of 'Enchanted Words' Let me be a narcissist today, I havenโ€™t felt whole; in this long year of gray. How I crave, To be the violence of the hurricanes And the violet of the skies, How I yearn, To be the magic of love And the tragedy… Continue reading Narcissus, or: Aidos

A lining of silver, or: A heart of gold

Poetry Partners #68 'a lining of silver', a poem by Jeff Flesch of 'Develop. Inspire. Transform.' I sit atop a tower, looking down at the flowers briar, calling to me at all hours it is beauty seen in the myriad contours and folds of lifeโ€™s road โ€” gold and shining in the afternoon sun, watching… Continue reading A lining of silver, or: A heart of gold

Tongue, or: Cheek

An American sentence: Some writers produce pretentious, banal sentences. Just ignore them. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Tongue, or: Cheek

Free advice, or: Leave a tip

Epigraph: Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.-Ezra Taft Benson (1899 โ€“ 1994) An American sentence: Self-proclaimed experts opine; meanwhile, I hardly understand myself. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove… Continue reading Free advice, or: Leave a tip