Lucinda, Cindy, or: Lucy in the sky

Poetry Partners #106 A poem by Candace of 'Feel Her Breathing' Mother needing grace Had a daughter full of grace She said Jesus sat at the end of her bed A golden angel at her feet Lucinda was her name We called her Cindy Her sisters called her Lucy in the Sky Feel Her Breathing:… Continue reading Lucinda, Cindy, or: Lucy in the sky

Full of hope, or: Full of her

Poetry Partners #104 'Infertility', a poem by Eileen Backman of 'EmybackArt' I pray for you every night it seems, but you’ve been slow to answer. You, a tiny little speck of life, that will grow and kick and laugh and cry and change my life forever. You have a name already, but I dare not… Continue reading Full of hope, or: Full of her

Better late, or: Ever

A Gogyōka potential recognized relief & self-confidence ensured future & security new growth opportunities overwhelmed with emotions Gogyōka? five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six;each line consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase;no restraint on numbers of words or syllables;unrestricted theme.

The prince, or: The pauper

Poetry Partners #14 A poem by varityteller of 'Truth and Recovery' I'd give much too much to get the fairytale back, But I know it would still turn into nightmares of black. I'd lie to myself one more time; Drink deeply of the honeyed wine, Ensnare myself again and cut you some slack. I want… Continue reading The prince, or: The pauper

My way, or: The highway

A Gogyohka car careening upside down, down the hill, I relaxed; always my nature to accept our lack of control; the car spinning out, smashing into, launching me through the trees couldn't have (for nobody could have) known about the oil spill coating the asphalt highway d’Verse Quadrille #139: 'Closing in on the end of 2021'… Continue reading My way, or: The highway

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 26

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Two notes: This week, I posted 7 gogyohkas on Twitter, as you'll see below. Next week, I'll have 7 in a different poetic form. I won't necessarily stick to one form per week, but for some reason, I… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 26