Woman, or: Beautiful

Poetry Partners #165 'Black and Beautiful', a poem by Irobiko Chimezie Kingsley of 'MEZIESBLOG' If you must lie to me, Maria, please try not to cry Smile like a child and wipe my tears like blind Bartimaeus Should you trip and fall off a cliff, spread your wings and fly Sing a sweet song and… Continue reading Woman, or: Beautiful

Modern body image issues for young girls

A high school memory of mine I was in high school (eleventh grade, I think) when I first heard a female classmate of mine tell a friend of hers that she had recently shaved her forearms. I was shocked. "Why would you bother doing that?" I asked her. Previous to that incident I'd been aware… Continue reading Modern body image issues for young girls

Expressions, or: Last hurrahs

Poetry Partners #136 'Leaf Expression', a poem by Mary Anne Abdo of 'Blue Stained Glass' Wondering through the forest. I follow blue that turns into auburn, orange and gold. Leaves falling carpeting the woodland floor below. My steps are imprinting a trail for those to follow. An eerie silence is broken by autumn winds. As… Continue reading Expressions, or: Last hurrahs

Gourmet beauty, or: A gaze

A 'Dizain' Luscious, thick flavors swirl and stream Marshmallow; she's flushing... so cute Waffles topped with vanilla cream Seeing her lips renders me mute My mind is blank; I taste fresh fruit I cannot tear my gaze away Swallow... mm... mango chardonnay Strawberries tease my tongue anew Her woman's come-hither hips sway She's molten chocolate… Continue reading Gourmet beauty, or: A gaze

Green grass dance floor, or: Springtime

Poetry Partners #127 'The spring time dance', a poem by Sarah Cope of 'My Endometriosis Story' The winter solstice has passed, so the spring dance can begin at last, and everyone is invited, from every tree as far as the eye can see. To each and every flourishing flower, the buzzing bees and singing birdies.… Continue reading Green grass dance floor, or: Springtime

Defiance, or: Gravity

A Descort poem a simple misstep causes me to stum- ble fore- wards, as my water is e- jected up in- to the air; I watch helplessly, clutching my glass so that it won't shatter up- on the flooring \\ breathe \\ in~out \\ appreciate this moment's magic; liquid's defiance of gravity captures my imagination… Continue reading Defiance, or: Gravity

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

Sky, or: Earth

A Waltz Wave An ekphrastic poem there stands 'tween sky and earth, amidst lush treetops, his muscled legs rooted 'neath heaven's soft cotton quilt, watchful, one intent upon the capture of living grace #TankaTuesday Click for full size The above Waltz Wave was written for Colleen M. Chesebroโ€™s โ€˜Tanka Tuesdayโ€™ prompt. Poets were prompted to… Continue reading Sky, or: Earth