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 โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #139 For Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for… Continue reading Swimming, or Harbored

I must go in, or: The fog is rising

A limerick I must go in, for the fog is rising. Though, truth be told, it's unsurprising. Mean plans for Man set in motion, back with skies, stars, beasts, lands, oceans... God shows no great interest in revising. d'Verse poetics: 'Words of Departure' At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to select one of phrase from the… Continue reading I must go in, or: The fog is rising

God, or: Hell’s denizens

Poetry Partners #87 'Speaking to God', a poem by George Ellington of 'Gaelic Dreams' speak to God, he said to me speakingly sing in prayerful praise: thus honest and whole wholesomely sounding cords that only a reverent voice can calm yet loving attain but this, i said, is my voice voyaging beyond this selfโ€” how… Continue reading God, or: Hell’s denizens

Straight, or: Forward

An American sentence: Jews wouldn't exist without faith, regardless of whether God exists. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading Straight, or: Forward

The Sijo, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Sijo, or: Form verses creativity

Ten Commandments, or: Ten Utterances

My 1st Tetractys In Jewish tradition the Decalogue is referred to as 'Ten Utterances'. Indeed, 'Ten Utterances', rather than 'Ten Commandments'... Principles to live by. To refer to these as 'Ten Commandments' dismisses the rest of God's Torah Law. Six hundred and thirteen is the number of commandments Judaism's said to have. At Sinai, an… Continue reading Ten Commandments, or: Ten Utterances

Rain, or: Shine

A Waltz wave poem gray over- cast heavens; my daughter believes God's crying up above Jerusalem and wonders why God gets so sad during the autumn and winter months Waltz wave? a one-stanza poem;nineteen lines; each line has a set number of syllables;the pattern is: 1/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/3/4/3/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/1;words may be split into syllables to fit the pattern;this… Continue reading Rain, or: Shine

Holier, or: Fragile

Your little face Might just be proof for me of God's good grace You utterly bewitch me Your fancies so enrich me I want to be Your Abba'chka... How can I assure you That there's a God Though I s'pose you do not need it You naturally believe it... Holier than me My Dear Baby… Continue reading Holier, or: Fragile