Sparks of magick, or: Across Gaia

New poetic form: The 'Plutune' Colleen celebrates her birthday penning poetry; Verses flow forth eve- ry witch way; sparks of magick fly; Energies connect far friends; they feel deep gratitude; Poets gift her with sweet wordplay in clever new forms; Across Gaia, shouts of 'Hooray!' in Colleen's honor! The 'Plutune' poetic form Tanka Tuesday For… Continue reading Sparks of magick, or: Across Gaia

Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

An American sentence: Waiting for my child's birthday to give her this magic set ain't easy. 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… Continue reading Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

Birthday, or: Surprise!

A Shadorma birthday start(!); dimmed lights enshroud all... astonish! overjoyed, tribe honors dear matriarch; merriments ensue! Twiglets #310 dimmed lights Tanka Tuesday This shadorma is written for today's #TankaTuesday prompt, which is to incorporate three of these randomly generated words in a syllabic form: I employed the following three words: 1) 'birthday', 2) 'astonish', 3)… Continue reading Birthday, or: Surprise!

Guns, or: Roses

A sijo good friends, wine, conversation, roses; a lovely gathering; forgoing birthday presents, she'd asked for donations to Ukraine; her sad smile hinted at heartache; her mind away at war Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a… Continue reading Guns, or: Roses

Turning 120

As some of my WP-friends have noted, my birthday was last week; I turned 43-years-old. ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿผ Anyway, I'm not much into celebrating my birthday, but I consider it important to do so for my daughter's sake; and we decided to go out for a late brunch on Friday to a local cafรฉ that specializes in… Continue reading Turning 120

Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)

An acrostic tanka for Sadje's birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ Supportive; caring; Attentive; understanding; Deliberative Jump-starter of our muses Engages us all with love Happy 61st birthday, Sadje! I think I speak for many bloggers on WordPress when I say that your daily contributions to our collective community make each day a little brighter ~ thanks for being… Continue reading Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)

From an anonymous sender

dโ€™Verse prosery "I used to love gardening... small, branching lavender shrubs; heavy, pink peonies; trumpet-shaped lilies... Oh, and Iโ€™d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace, my Dearest. That would be truly, truly divine." "Grandma?" "Yes, Darling?" "Could you tell me again about The Peace Times? Tell me about… Continue reading From an anonymous sender

Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories

An Abhanga following her birthday young, joyous memories bounce at her Gymboree never to age her purple sequin dress amidst giggles and shouts left no possible doubts whose special day Abhanga? We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. #TankaTuesday… Continue reading Purple sequins, or: Joyous memories