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!

New Year’s, or: Novy God

A haibun My wife, having grown up in Russia, is very attached to celebrating Novy God (the Gregorian New Year). Every year, she prepares several Russian-style salads, purchases gifts for our daughter, and hangs lights around the apartment. I'm not opposed to any of this, but I don't identify with it. Still, the food is… Continue reading New Year’s, or: Novy God

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

Souls on fire, or: Lights emanate

A 'Candlelight' poem Today we live free of harsh Greek decrees. Jews commemorate; lights emanate from our windows. Our kiddos play games, sing songs, and watch the twirl of those small bright flames, while licking greasy fingers. Candlelight poetic form? 17 lines; Syllabic: 5-5-5-4-4-3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-7; Rhymed: a-a-b-b-c-c-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x; Centered on the page. d'Verse poetics prompt At d'Verse,… Continue reading Souls on fire, or: Lights emanate

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

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

Roses, or: Moses’ toeses

A haibun Yesterday my wife and I marked our eleventh anniversary. Hooray! I sent her roses for the occasion and ordered in from a fancy cafรฉ. After dinner, our seven-year-old very enthusiastically ran an art activity, instructing us to draw pictures for other family members. She's totally into celebrating our anniversary ~ we've taught her… Continue reading Roses, or: Moses’ toeses

Action, or: Reaction

A 'Reversed Etheree' think; plot; call; travel; park; enter; browse; find; lift; turn; look; decide; walk; stand; wait; hand; pay; wrap; carry; return; check; sneak; place; hide; eat; chat; act; undress; lie; slumber; dream; waken; rise; dress; remove; bring; lay; rouse; grin; shrug; follow; watch; enjoy; hug Etheree The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10… Continue reading Action, or: Reaction