Golden energy, or: Mental slough

Poetry Partners #76 'Sylphs of the Air', a poem by MistyBlue of 'wsarwmzansipens' Only The Two of Us, a painting by Kiril Stanchev Beyond words, the ephemeral beauty of willows a picture paints. Adorning lakes and rivers, golden energy stream through strings of leaves. Sylphs of the Air sing in-between Love’s enfolding heart-centred harmony. MistyBlue:… Continue reading Golden energy, or: Mental slough

Ukraine’s skies, or: Teddy bears

An ekphrastic poem A crystalline Art: 'Daddy's girl' by Vika Muse Papa, do you remember our clouds that looked like giant teddy bears? Though I fled Ukraine weeks ago, our dear teddy bears followed me here. Do you still look up at Ukraine's skies? I know our bears are watching you. I know because when… Continue reading Ukraine’s skies, or: Teddy bears

To claim, or: Set afire

A "Waltz" poem Inspired by the iambic trimeter of 'My Papa’s Waltz' by Theodore Roethke I've Russian relatives who dance to Putin's hype, minds strained through grotesque sieves 'til nothing's left but tripe. The music they step to flows out through State channels; for them, his version's 'True' - straight from Kremlin annals. They're made… Continue reading To claim, or: Set afire

Fled, or: Still waiting

Featured image ‘Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to West’ (1888) Painting by Joseph Farquharson (1846 – 1935) An ekphrastic cadralor In the form of 5 kimos I. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians displaced within their country, having fled Putin's war. II. Many waiting for up to sixty hours; freezing weather at border; queues up… Continue reading Fled, or: Still waiting

Empty orbits, or: Crystal

Poetry Partners #54 'crystal', a senryu by Marian of 'My Eccentric Friend' from empty orbits death jealously looks upon life’s crystal vision Marian: https://marianvjones.com/ A senryu sequence by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ from empty orbits atop great scholars' tables is knowledge derived unbeknownst to men death jealously looks upon women's fertile wombs vast… Continue reading Empty orbits, or: Crystal

Whims of time, or: Poetry’s portal

A Wayra slave to whims of time parenthood; work; shopping; sleep clocks' hands spin erratically align but fleetingly poetry's portal clicks ~ step through Wayra? The Wayra (Quechua - wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. The elements of the Wayra are: 5 lines; syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8;unrhymed. #TankaTuesday The above was written for… Continue reading Whims of time, or: Poetry’s portal

Full, or: Fragile

A senryu journey divided neither death nor life complete hold full-fragile truth #TankaTuesday 'The Crystal Ball' by John William Waterhouse The above senryu was written for Colleen M. Chesebro's 'Tanka Tuesday' prompt: Poets were prompted to write ekphrastic syllabic poems for the painting by John William Waterhouse called 'The Crystal Ball'.

Gold, or: Blue

An ekphrastic poem barren skeletal trees and snow- covered, distant peaks speak of winter, more than mere hints belied by golden hillsides as though - as though - a woman could warm herself merely by lying down upon them, though whether she rested her back there; upon the stubborn green grass; rough, rocky hills; or silent… Continue reading Gold, or: Blue