REBLOG: ‘Wednesday Walk’ by M. Jay Dixit

Poem: I walk streets of Bhopal, a child Smiles at me, right at me and waves. So innocent and orange, wild Colors of spring sunset, pile up in crazy patterns and waves. I walk streets of Bhopal, a child. An electric scooty passes me, very quiet- -ly the Moon greets the Sun, she waves So… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Wednesday Walk’ by M. Jay Dixit

Cultures, or: Colonies

A Tanka concrete jungle thrives arteries stream with cultures microorganisms teem busily from bugholes colonize shifting surface W3 poetry prompt This poem was written for Jaideep Khanduja's W3 prompt, which was: Urban Landscapes Form: Tanka (5-7-5-7-7 syllables); Must include: The phrase “Concrete jungle” The poetic device of personification Goal: To bring attention to the beauty and complexities of urban landscapes… Continue reading Cultures, or: Colonies

W3 Prompt #40: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Intro Dear friends, Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic's Kaddish. You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here's the 'tldr' version: Part I The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants read… Continue reading W3 Prompt #40: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Dreams, or: Trampolines

A haibun Having grown up in suburbia, I had the pleasure of a backyard throughout most of my childhood; and, of course, I always took it for granted. After graduate school, I moved to Washington, DC to work at the US Department of Energy; and I didn't give much thought to no longer having a… Continue reading Dreams, or: Trampolines