Winds churning, or: Wants churning

Poetry Partners #140 'WOW', A poem by Devine Success of 'Elspen Wrytes' So? What now? I can't bow nor cow like a fowl to the winds churning that would bring turnings only to be foul. Await we, without a scowl not even daring to howl till we say, how? Wow. Elspen Wrytes: A 'Gogyลka'… Continue reading Winds churning, or: Wants churning

The Monometric, 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 Monometric, or: Creativity verses form

Coffee? or: Oops, no.

An 'Anna' poem Another week begins; I'm here at the office; but I want nothing more than to write poetry; perhaps I should chug this coffee? Oops, no. Now I am hyperfocused on these damn iambs. 'Anna' poem? a heptastich: 7 lines; not rhyming; metric: iambic (ba-BUM) pattern; L1 dimeter (ba-BUM, ba-BUM), L2 trimeter (ba-BUM,… Continue reading Coffee? or: Oops, no.

My otherworldly verse zone

dโ€™Verse prosery My cleverest limericks take me significant effort to write; and I'm never satisfied with the results. Once I've produced one, I read through it again multiple times, endlessly tweaking the lines' wordings and syllable counts. And I certainly can't think through potential word choices or hear the music of my inchoate verses if… Continue reading My otherworldly verse zone

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