Ugly, or: Misunderstood

Poetry Partners #93 'An Ugly Poem', by Amelia Michelle Nicol of 'And Or Theory' Far too philosophical and just Lacking imagery Overlapping or side by side, intertwined emphasis, color, leading lines, rules of thirds lists of negatives, another light dodging or burning art and beauty, the disturbing the differences, the uncertain certitude, fortitude, beauty and… Continue reading Ugly, or: Misunderstood

Golden energy, or: Mental slough

Poetry Partners #76 'Sylphs of the Air', a poem by MistyBlue of 'wsarwmzansipens' Only The Two of Us, a painting by Kiril Stanchev Beyond words, the ephemeral beauty of willows a picture paints. Adorning lakes and rivers, golden energy stream through strings of leaves. Sylphs of the Air sing in-between Love’s enfolding heart-centred harmony. MistyBlue:… Continue reading Golden energy, or: Mental slough

Ukraine’s skies, or: Teddy bears

An ekphrastic poem A crystalline Art: 'Daddy's girl' by Vika Muse Papa, do you remember our clouds that looked like giant teddy bears? Though I fled Ukraine weeks ago, our dear teddy bears followed me here. Do you still look up at Ukraine's skies? I know our bears are watching you. I know because when… Continue reading Ukraine’s skies, or: Teddy bears

Empty orbits, or: Crystal

Poetry Partners #54 'crystal', a senryu by Marian of 'My Eccentric Friend' from empty orbits death jealously looks upon life’s crystal vision Marian: https://marianvjones.com/ A senryu sequence by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ from empty orbits atop great scholars' tables is knowledge derived unbeknownst to men death jealously looks upon women's fertile wombs vast… Continue reading Empty orbits, or: Crystal

Words, or: Attention

Poetry Partners #43 'Words', a prose poem by enchantedwords of 'Enchanted Words' I feel this anger, and the resent and bitterness. And happiness. And depression. I feel life too, just like the masters of word do. But I want to crystallize my feelings in art, make them eternal through beauty, make them as eternal as… Continue reading Words, or: Attention

Full, or: Fragile

A senryu journey divided neither death nor life complete hold full-fragile truth #TankaTuesday 'The Crystal Ball' by John William Waterhouse The above senryu was written for Colleen M. Chesebro's 'Tanka Tuesday' prompt: Poets were prompted to write ekphrastic syllabic poems for the painting by John William Waterhouse called 'The Crystal Ball'.

Servants, or: Masters

An American sentence: With true poets, it's hard to know whether words are servants or masters. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading Servants, or: Masters