Fear, or: Faith, or: Courage

A Sijo we choose fear, faith, or both, she says, naïvely assured, childlike; I wince at the innocent condescension and broke beliefs; a broken rock blocks the view, which takes courage to circumvent Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each… Continue reading Fear, or: Faith, or: Courage

Promises, or: Lies

A Pantoum I abandon faith in non-sense; I see no hint of divine justice; I've lost my patience for pretense; Reject all groups that bid: "Trust us..." I see no hint of divine justice; Though hope's reassurance tempts me; Reject all groups that bid: "Trust us..." Untestable promises ring empty Though hope's reassurance tempts me,… Continue reading Promises, or: Lies

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.

Kaddish, or: Kaddish.com

A 'Cento' poem Sources: Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier, 2000 (p. 18) [in italics] Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander, 2019 (p. 18) [in bold] Cento: Sabbath arrives- committed disbelief in worship, mikvah-dipping, synagogue- attending, my spiritual purpose part in parcel with transliteration of the prayer; the very same things in the very same way- the customs that… Continue reading Kaddish, or: Kaddish.com

Continue waiting, or: Continue writing

A sijo They say- prophesy is dead; They say- God deliberately hides; They say- continue waiting For the Messiah's coming; Should I continue writing- I may have a revelation. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a pause… Continue reading Continue waiting, or: Continue writing

The Juxtadecasec, or: Creativity forms verses

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 continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Juxtadecasec, or: Creativity forms verses

Yes, I responded to ‘faith’ poetry

An exchange of 'faith' poems Despite writing nearly one year ago that I wouldn't respond to other poets' "faith" poems, I recently received a lovely God-oriented poem from Rayla Noel of 'Innerdialects'... and unexpectedly felt moved to respond to it. My first reaction was something like "oh boy, not another 'God poem'..." But then I… Continue reading Yes, I responded to ‘faith’ poetry

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