A 'Septolet' Ukrainians restore utilities and clear landmines. Ukrainians investigate hundreds of war crimes in Kherson. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.
Marilyn stared down the silent flume of concrete and metal, her eyelid twitching apprehensively. In an underworld run amok, uncertainty was baked into the cake, but this was supposed to have been an elite operation! Marilyn Monroe This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #231; Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: 'twitch';… Continue reading Down the silent flume
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 Fold, or: Creativity verses form
A Compound Word Verse Raised in trailer by drunk mother, kids treated him like another dumb mudsill. Thinking he'd never be a has, for many years he got by as a mudlark. Resentful, angry, jealous, spurned, ran with the mob, and thus he earned much mudsack. Rose to power by dint of fate, simple folk… Continue reading Muddied, or: Bloodied
An American sentence Crime among Israeli Arabs continues claiming lives daily. 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 that removing the line… Continue reading Enough, or: Blame to go around
A terza rima (sort of) EPIGRAPH: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.-A Proverb 🔗 His wife and son had been waiting for years 🔗 Now he could show them how much he had changed 🔗 Their love for him would have been worth the tears 🔗 He could not know what… Continue reading Lost cause, or: Broken