Poetry Partners #171 'Re-figuring ideas', a poem by Sadje of 'Keep it alive' Sticking to ideas Long obsolete, redundant Makes us a victim to ignorance A reversal of ideas is often required When new things come to light Don’t close your mind to new notions For the old can often drag you down, backwards Keep… Continue reading Stubborn, or: Silklike
Easily, or: Dizzily
My 2nd triolet I too oft repeat myself - when I get excited Getting myself carried away - far too easily Even interrupting - totally(!) uninvited I too oft repeat myself - when I get excited Thus making friendly chats awkwardly one-sided Watch conversation partners shaking heads (dizzily) I too oft repeat myself - when… Continue reading Easily, or: Dizzily
Many, or: Not one
An American sentence Religious people usually keep their ancestors' traditions. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’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 the line count… Continue reading Many, or: Not one
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