Hungry for more, or: Less

A Choka too thick with meaning or too great a dash of wit leaves a nasty taste in even the artist's mouth let alone others the secret is to pepper lines with metaphors verses with sharp images sprinkling devices tastefully delicately leaving readers to crave more Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Hungry for more, or: Less

Perspiration, or: Inspiration

I would run out of steam, of ideas, and then feel myself foolish for going on and on; I would lose track of my thoughts, lose the thread, lose my flow; I would have no notion of how far I should go, get lost betwixt my words, betwixt letters be left waiting, wondering- could I… Continue reading Perspiration, or: Inspiration

To pique someone’s interest

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. -Margaret Heffernan (b. 1955) This week, for Marsha Ingrao's Wednesday Quotes prompt, she asks what we do to pique the potential reader's interest in our blogs. Marsha mentions that some bloggers spend time redesigning their blogs' appearances to draw attention, and I… Continue reading To pique someone’s interest

Stuff, or: Nonsense

My 2nd Minute Poem They're packaged into forms as though we poets know how to use words. How quite absurd. Syllables; enjambments; and lines can sound sublime and pleasure bring - but mean nothing. Our hopes rest with our audience, who might gift sense and meaning to... You do? Who knew! Minute Poetry The Minute… Continue reading Stuff, or: Nonsense

Expecting, or: Expectant

An American sentence: Great poems gracefully absorb countless meanings imbued by readers. 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 Expecting, or: Expectant