A Shadorma yesterday most of Israel was on strike; leaving work, I passed parents and little children protesting this morning, despite warm sunshine and soft breeze wafting through my window, I feel worried, wary and worn out #TankaTuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has prompted us to write syllabic poems inspired by the view outside our… Continue reading Tomorrow, or: Never say never
Bogged down, or: Stability
A 'Septolet' Ukrainian forces bog down Russia's military offensives. Russian mass mobilization would destabilize Putin's government. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.
Possessive, or: Plural
A Senryū restraint never plays pretense potently persuades freedom|s naked lie Senryū? Senryū are similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 syllables. They tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature and are often cynical or darkly humorous, while haiku are more serious.
The inglorious, concealed bunker
The people's outcry at Robison's murder had been unexpected. Who'd known that the damned gadfly had been so beloved?! Weren't talk show hosts merely a dime a dozen? Lord Greer frowned as he recalled his nighttime flight to the inglorious, concealed bunker, deep in the forest. He had been in hiding for weeks. Suddenly, Greer's… Continue reading The inglorious, concealed bunker
Congratulations, it’s a budget!
The Israeli Knesset passed its '21 and '22 budgets I feel silly being excited about my country having approved a budget, but there is good reason to be, and I will attempt to explain this without getting too entrenched in the details. In truth, you can read about this on any number of news websites.… Continue reading Congratulations, it’s a budget!
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