Just a number? or: Late to my party

Sevenling (At twenty) At twenty, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life; at thirty, I was excited to pursue my dreams; at forty, I felt broken. At twenty, I was studying engineering in college; at thirty, I was studying Torah in Israel; at forty, I studied my belly button. Fifty?… Continue reading Just a number? or: Late to my party

Gusts of color, or: Petals of promise

Poetry Partners #60 A micropoem by Ash Evan Lippert of 'Wanderstruck' no more battles over this blooming hillside gusts of color Ash Evan Lippert: https://wanderstruckreverie.wordpress.com/ A Cleave poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ no more battles, for one shared futureover this blooming hillsideflows with fragrant, floweringgusts of color~ petals of promise

Could you water the roses for me

The weathered old man sauntered slowly, painfully, as the kitten peered through the cracked window. He pushed open the rickety door, approaching the creature with a wry grin. "I'm dying, Sparky; I can tell... So goes the last human!" ... "I wonder… Could you water the roses after I'm gone, little friend?" Photo by Josephine This… Continue reading Could you water the roses for me

Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven

My 2nd Terzanelle Replacement parts ever lacking ~ Only nothing lasts forever Replacement parts ever lacking Maintain each piston, cog, lever Appreciation is the key ~ Only nothing lasts forever Embrace of limitations frees Forge forth for futures to follow Appreciation is the key Being fully is not hollow Now's full of opportunity Forge forth… Continue reading Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven

Openings, or: End game

A kyrielle Been playing for over a year; So, what might my best next move be? Could writing become a career? ~ Thus far, it's been purely for me. I've mastered some challenging forms. So, what might my best next move be? It's such fun to tinker with norms. ~ Tacticians, proficient, coach me. With… Continue reading Openings, or: End game

What now? Getting published?

Step 1. Write a series of blog posts about mourning your father.Step 2. Write a lot of poetry, including a year's worth of daily micropoems.Step 3. ? Publishing a book? The Skeptic's Kaddish? Many friends and family have suggested that I publish my Kaddish Journey as a book, and I do very much like the… Continue reading What now? Getting published?

Apocalypse or: Armageddon now

A kimo ⭑ extravehicular⭑ activity⭑ ⭑ interplanetary⭑ space⭑ ⭑ adaptability ⭑ What's a kimo? According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli 🇮🇱 version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar: 3 lines.No rhymes.10 syllables in the first line, 7… Continue reading Apocalypse or: Armageddon now