Fireflies, glowworms, or: Lightning bugs

Poetry Partners #31 'Fireflies at Dusk', a poem by Malalai Khan of 'Malalai Noor Khan' Catching a glimpse of tiny sparks, Around the corner away in the dark. I run after them in wild desire, Were they embers from a bonfire? Or shooting stars fallen from the sky, Or specks of gold that can fly?… Continue reading Fireflies, glowworms, or: Lightning bugs

Rise, or: Fall

A Quadrille in the form of an 'Atom poem' we say whom you marry that's crucial for us so she was told daily it was weighty guilt royal lineage proud crown much too heavy but he a common bloke he her beloved swain he not allowed to her so she forsook it all Atom poem?… Continue reading Rise, or: Fall

Shiner, or: Lover

Poetry Partners #9 'Shiner', a poem by Eric Erb of 'erbiage' What do you mean you don’t know how to rise and shine? Every morning the sun shows you! Just be as you are The world will turn towards you Eric Erb: https://erbiage.wordpress.com/ An atom poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ sunup glaring… Continue reading Shiner, or: Lover

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 46

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of atom poems to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 46

Running into a brick wall, or: Magic

A dribble (in atom form... kind of.) forms overlap often extra effort's a must I like to prove witty still it might be a no magic yes even magic may suffer defeat The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name… Continue reading Running into a brick wall, or: Magic

Sweet, or: Savory

An atom poem heart pumping blood I feel it pulse in you you’re flushed coral oh yes dearest my pet I know what you crave sweet talk and licks I love teasing you so you’re so so wet there that’s a savory taste it’s my piquant treat Atom Three line stanzas=tercets;Count letters: 5-7-5;This form links… Continue reading Sweet, or: Savory