Dopamine rush, or: Rush

A limerick-riddle 'Tis why rather than workin', I verse; Sure, rhymin's fun, though such a curse! While through my mind wit romps, Per its wont with word prompts, Meeting deadlines means my verse must be terse! (What is it?) W3 poetry prompt The above limerick-riddle was written for Brandon Ellrich's W3 poetry prompt this week,… Continue reading Dopamine rush, or: Rush

For worse, or: Better

A limerick I solemnly swear that I am up to no good, And given the hour, this ought be understood... One cannot expect more of me Until my brain's had its coffee- Else sweet verses shan't flow as they should. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #157 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo… Continue reading For worse, or: Better

Focus, Shivers, or: Bitter

Three American sentences in 10 words I. #focus Whenever I begin counting syllables, I tend to lose #focus. II. #shivers She #shivers despite the sunlight, as his poetry caresses her. III. #bitter #Bitter, like all flavors, reflects feelings, not just food preferences. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American… Continue reading Focus, Shivers, or: Bitter

Limited time, or: Pushing boundaries

Poetry Partners #7 A micropoem by Cheyenne MacMasters of 'Cheyenne Paints' Limited time Expands force Engaging purpose Cheyenne MacMasters: A nonet by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ EPIGRAPH: The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.–Orson Welles (1915-85) Syllables; metaphor; enjambment; meter; onomatopoeia; alliteration; rhythm; consonance; assonance; stanzas; lines; letters. Concentration of… Continue reading Limited time, or: Pushing boundaries