The Zip, or: Creativity verses form

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they decided to continue their journey together; and Sangeetha came up… Continue reading The Zip, or: Creativity verses form

The more things change, or: Stay the same

Poetry Partners #98 'The Age of Elegance', a poem by Dawn Pisturino of 'My Writing Journey' Velvet, lace, satin, Silk, brocade; Long, billowy dresses With tight bodices Cut low and alluring. Fluttering fans And white hair piled high As a snow-capped mountain On heads delicately balanced On long, slender necks. Velvet, lace, satin, Silk, brocade;… Continue reading The more things change, or: Stay the same

Closeted, or: Transparent

Poetry Partners #85 'Green', a poem by Mapule Somo of 'Let it reign' In the mourning after Everything in her closet Was pastured Growth adorned her frame I asked her once, 'How do you wear hope with such ease?' She smiled and said, You don't wear what you are 'So, what are you?' She asked… Continue reading Closeted, or: Transparent

Her silk dress fell to the floor

For all the money he'd throw at her, she felt herself his possession and hated it. Finally, she'd had enough. "I'm leaving you," she said, as her silk dress fell to the floor, followed by her jewelry and lingerie. "You can keep everything." Naked, she turned provocatively towards the front door, as he stood there… Continue reading Her silk dress fell to the floor

Both a part and apart

Jewish skullcaps Male Orthodox Jews usually wear skullcaps called kippot (singular: kippah) while they are awake, both outdoors and indoors. I've even met some who wear head coverings while they sleep at night, although this is definitely beyond the norms of mainstream modern halakhah (religious law) and Jewish culture. In fact, it's quite interesting that… Continue reading Both a part and apart