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
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 café. 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
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
An American sentence: Two brothers living across the globe rejoice at landing their dream jobs. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading Oceans apart, or: Together
A haibun Next week, our 7-year-old daughter will have her first birthday party. We have, of course, celebrated her birthday at home every year, and she always gets more gifts from her parents and grandparents than she knows what to do with. However, this will be the first time that she'll ever have had a… Continue reading Winter, or: Spring
A haibun Despite the fact that both of my parents were raised in the USSR, celebrating Novy God, the secular New Year holiday, which remains popular in all post-Soviet states to this day, they abandoned it forever upon moving to Israel in the mid-70's. When I was growing up in the USA, we only celebrated… Continue reading Mine, or: Not?
An Alliterisen Silly sprites and dancing dryads rejoice Flighty flitting faeries hug towering titans Leprechauns leap by greasy goblins Delighted dwarves feast upon luscious lamp chops Brownies boogie to sirens' song Knowing noble knight stands, self-satisfied Sadistic sorcerer now never more The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is a… Continue reading Libations, or: Liberation