In body, or: In spirit

An American sentence: By nature, the body always fights to live, but the spirit may not. 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 In body, or: In spirit

Five, or: Sixth

My 1st Crown Cinquain my eyes can only see that which is, and even then they must close sometimes, unlike my ears my ears sometimes pick up strange, seemingly distant sounds, but get distracted, unlike my tongue my tongue can distinguish 'tween umami; sweet; sour; salty; bitter, but not without my nose my nose is… Continue reading Five, or: Sixth

Antibiotics, or: Stir fry

Poetry Partners #39 A limerick by Mister Bump UK of 'Mister Bump' A young chap called David the sceptic, Got a cut on his toe which turned septic, While the rest of us scoffed, When his big toe fell off, The poor fellow went apoplectic! Mister Bump UK: A limerick by ben Alexander of… Continue reading Antibiotics, or: Stir fry

Skin, or: Bones

Poetry Partners #27 'Skin in the Game' by Audrey Duff of 'Stopping Schadenfreude' It's the horses' sweaty skin that Derby owners claim. Warren Buffetโ€™s first deal, not much skin in that game. Pigs werenโ€™t so lucky in games, Their bladders stretched and stuffed, tossed and bound, for four quarters and a hundred yards. Thatโ€™s what… Continue reading Skin, or: Bones

Rather, Since, or: Repeat

A triolet Have we souls that lather, rinse, repeat? Rather, are we of meat and spirit, ~ or: is an afterlife mere conceit? Do our souls lather, rinse, repeat, ~ or: did God but one life each mete? We wonder: do our essences transmit? Have we souls that lather, rinse, repeat? Rather, are we of… Continue reading Rather, Since, or: Repeat