The Fold, 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 Fold, or: Creativity verses form

Muddied, or: Bloodied

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

Enough, or: Blame to go around

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 didnโ€™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

Considered armed, or: Dangerous

A 'Waltz wave' cRR... DAMN it! Of- ficer, can... Khhh khHH... me? Come in, Offi- CRR; ShZZTt; bzTztTT... Suspect is in a... kRRS; grkTZtt; zztt... HEADING SOUTH on Broad... kRzt; ZTsRzt; gRkt... all u- nits, be advised... zKtt; cRrt... con- sid- ered... Zkkkzk... and...

Lost cause, or: Broken

A terza rima (sort of) EPIGRAPH: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.-A Proverb ๐Ÿ”— His wife and son had been waiting for years ๐Ÿ”— Now he could show them how much he had changed ๐Ÿ”— Their love for him would have been worth the tears ๐Ÿ”— He could not know what… Continue reading Lost cause, or: Broken