Bewildered, or: In twilight

Poetry Partners #147 'Dirge to a Dirge', a poem by Rayla of 'Innerdialects' WAR rAW ''..humans can pardon each other." If YHWH is disbelieved then your Portugal fell to the Fault of men (more pointlessnesses👇🏼) •I envy your fire that will not dance with the Storm: you see nothing beyond the grave. Zero bother with… Continue reading Bewildered, or: In twilight

In twilight, or: Bewildered

Poetry Partners #146 'In twilight, Dawn?', a poem by Rayla of 'Innerdialects' Yeah 'm tired show me how to switch off the stars shut down a moon - slipping in my shutters; why d'you hunt me midnight Sun; who'm I to Your maddening pursuit of human aloneness: this morning I woke to You in the… Continue reading In twilight, or: Bewildered

The Ovillejo, 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 Ovillejo, or: Creativity verses form

Red, or: Blue pill

EPIGRAPH: Doubt is the origin of wisdom. -René Descartes (1596 – 1650) An 'Emmett' poem I doubt enough for all; Doubt tints the lens through which I look; Enough crushing disappointments - that is all it took. For, really, how often can one smash up against a wall? All my silly childhood fantasies, I long… Continue reading Red, or: Blue pill

Swimming, or Harbored

A limerick Just a babe when the church took him in, Scripture's pages absorbed little Tim. He adored Bible stories but harbored deep worries cuz the "God" concept made his head swim. Twiglet #284 Turning page ‘What do you see’ Prompt #139 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for… Continue reading Swimming, or Harbored

Sneaking away from the yeshiva

d’Verse prosery My health hasn't suffered for the many puncture wounds dealt to my religious dogma, Rabbi. I am bombarded, yet I stand, and that's precisely the point, can't you understand? Assailed by doubts, awash in religious transgressions, adrift from my old synagogue community; yet I remain standing, even thriving! In fact, I'm happier than… Continue reading Sneaking away from the yeshiva

I doubt about everything, even…

Doubt grows with knowledge.–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) To know much is often the cause of doubting more.-Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 – 1935) Doubt everything. Find your own light.-Buddha (c. 5th century BCE) Doubt whom… Continue reading I doubt about everything, even…