REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan

Poem: Poems whisper to me as I prepare for bed Like a lullaby I hear them in my head I fall asleep holding my notebook tight Clutch my pen feeling the ink glowing bright I dream I am writing in my slumber But when awake I can’t remember To capture elusive words that run asunder… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan

Some hefty kickbacks

Frostily, deliberately, Speaker Rex Walker arranged his revenge. How dare those upstarts challenge the party leadership? His offer had been reasonable! All they had to do was vote for his bill and receive some hefty kickbacks for their home states. That's how the system worked. His revenge would not be intricate. The party would cut… Continue reading Some hefty kickbacks

Wax on, or: Wax off

Blank verse in iambic pentameter Laziness; can't blame it on craziness - that's much too sexy, and I've yet to cut even one ear off. This constant stare-off with my own reflection on poetry websites; impressions in fast succession, forming ideas, framing works, foraging for scraps of ambrosia and digging down for diggities. Oh ~… Continue reading Wax on, or: Wax off

W3 Prompt #30: 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 respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #30: Wea’ve Written Weekly

REBLOG: Paula Light & Suzette Benjamin

'New Poetry Form' by Paula Light Today I would like to introduce A new poetry form for your moose: Not a sonnet haiku villanelle— I think you will enjoy it quite well. The lines should number twenty-four; Word count is ninety-seven, no more! Syllables are whatever you wish, Except line eleven, which has only six.… Continue reading REBLOG: Paula Light & Suzette Benjamin

Lest I plummet

First attempt The bibliophile's prayer: Dear Books, I confess my adoration for you! Please deliver me from life's mundanities into those magical heavens of limitless, ideal fantasies above. Help me maintain my tenuous balance, lest I plummet to reality. Thanks,David Mea culpa! When I first wrote this piece, I misread one of the prompts! I… Continue reading Lest I plummet

W3 Prompt #29: 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 respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #29: Wea’ve Written Weekly

The Collapsed Kingdom

Raised in the traditional culture of the thalassic isles, Merida had been deeply impacted by their apocryphal folklore. She truly believed in the Collapsed Kingdom and fully intended to uncover it. Her eyes, the most striking feature of her face, sparkled passionately as she saddled her mare for the journey. This piece of flash fiction… Continue reading The Collapsed Kingdom