My mother-in-law, or: Her daughter

A 'Septolet' My mother-in-law believes Kremlin propaganda. My wife fundraises for Ukraine without telling her mom. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

New friends, or: At the dance

A limerick Dirk ordered Scotches for new friends at the dance, followed by several Bordeaux from France. Lastly, for himself, a Belgian beer. Then, as he turned, his ex pinched his rear. Dirk squeaked, stumbled, & ruined his dance pants. W3 poetry prompt This poem was written in response to Steven S. Wallace's W3 prompt… Continue reading New friends, or: At the dance

Two’s company, or: Three’s a crowd

Three lanternes onealonequiet timecontemplationselftwolovingcompanyconversationpairthreeawkwardunwelcomenosey Parkercrowd Lanterne (or: Lanturne) A lanterne is a type of cinquain (five line poem) that has one syllable in the 1st line, two syllables in the 2nd line, three syllables in the 3rd line, four syllables in the 4th line, and one syllable in the 5th line. The poem itself was… Continue reading Two’s company, or: Three’s a crowd

His death, or: My life

An American Sentence: Papa's death led to my self-actualization as a writer. Another American Sentence I dare say Papa would be proud at how I've changed my life since he died. A third American Sentence I find myself writing less and less about Papa as days go by. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor… Continue reading His death, or: My life

Easily, or: Dizzily

My 2nd triolet I too oft repeat myself - when I get excited Getting myself carried away - far too easily Even interrupting - totally(!) uninvited I too oft repeat myself - when I get excited Thus making friendly chats awkwardly one-sided Watch conversation partners shaking heads (dizzily) I too oft repeat myself - when… Continue reading Easily, or: Dizzily

d’Verse Poet Pub break

Keeping busy during break Next week, d'Verse Poet Pub will be returning from a two-week summer break, which I am really looking forward to. d'Verse has been a major part of my WordPress blogging experience since my launch of the Skeptic's Kaddish just over one year ago; the community members are such lovely people... and… Continue reading d’Verse Poet Pub break