Oil & water, or: On the inside

Poetry Partners #188 'The Water We Write', a Gogyōka by Claudine of 'LPH x Yao' 有时候是落下的雨 一桶一桶的时候是水 难过的时候有点温度有点咸 心情的雨衣 折起来不让别人发现 Poem and Artwork by LPH Sometimes it falls openly as rain, One by one, in cisterns full, it is water. In difficult times it is warm, it is salty, It does not want to be… Continue reading Oil & water, or: On the inside

Sweet, or: To the point

A 'Waltz Wave' poem my favor- ite flower shall always be that which puts a smile on its recipient's face, espe- cially when coupled with a flush of self- con- scious sur- prise Tanka Tuesday For #TankaTuesday, Colleen Chesebro offers us this 1860 painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793 – 1865) called 'The Expected One'.… Continue reading Sweet, or: To the point

REBLOG: ‘Torn’ by Susi Bocks

Poem: I feel the incessant battles of internal opposing forces. My personal war. Feelings clashing, emotions raging, peace alluding me. Rational thoughts tip-toe in intermittently. It’s a daily challenge, every minute of every day. Seeking tranquility in the chaos, hoping for a forced equilibrium. But usually tossed about by my innate human nature. Developing intentional… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Torn’ by Susi Bocks

Breathe deeply, or: Better self

A 'Waltz Wave' in moments of upset, I remind myself to reach up with my mind's hand for the bright halo ~ my better self; and breathe steadily as I stretch up to it What do you see #179 For WDYS #179, Sadje offers us this computer-generated image by Axel Ruffini (Unsplash) of a multicolored… Continue reading Breathe deeply, or: Better self

Poetry, or: Serious play

A limerick When thoughts and feelings madly swarm, My mind turned dark and driving storm- Play with words brings me peace; Syllables proffer release As do poetic devices and forms. d'Verse poetics: Playtime! At d'Verse, poets are encouraged to pen play-themed poems: Play pat-a-cake with the cat. Draw chalk cartoons on the sidewalk. Flirt in… Continue reading Poetry, or: Serious play

Syllabically, or: Authentically

Poetry Partners #178 An 'Acrostic Poem' by Melissa Lemay of 'Mom with a Blog' Perusing poetry About various prompts Reading and rereading Tankas, tercets, terza rima Night owls writing Eluding emotions Rendered inconsequential Syllabically Mom with a Blog: https://melissalemay.wordpress.com/ An 'Acrostic Poem' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Everywhere, pulsating feelings Motion, vying for… Continue reading Syllabically, or: Authentically

Transgressions, or: Overload

A limerick Though the news burned Vaughan's eyes, he read on Of strict red lines... transgressed, once drawn; He was consumed for days, Mind and soul ablaze, As raised awareness new anxieties spawned. Image credit:The Ian (Unsplash) What do you see prompt? (#WDYS) This limerick is my response to Sadje’s WDYS prompt this week, which is to… Continue reading Transgressions, or: Overload

REBLOG: ‘Faith’ by Sangeetha S.

Poem: Faith defies. The lie, Open, unconcealed, Glaring, baring all; a smooth attack, In fact, smirking, conciliating; So what? If you can’t Take it, don’t rant Take it cool There are no rules Girl…Grow up Grow one It’s just fun I smile. For the while it takes for me to break, seek the deceit in… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Faith’ by Sangeetha S.