Two’s company, or: Three’s a crowd

Three lanternes onealonequiet timecontemplationselftwolovingcompanyconversationpairthreeawkwardunwelcomenosey Parkercrowd Lanterne (or: Lanturne) A lanterne is a type of cinquain (five line poem) that has one syllable in the 1st line, two syllables in the 2nd line, three syllables in the 3rd line, four syllables in the 4th line, and one syllable in the 5th line. The poem itself was… Continue reading Two’s company, or: Three’s a crowd

No man, or: Eucalyptus

A haibun 'No man is an island' must be one of the most well-known clichรฉs in the book. I mean, sure, it's fundamentally true in a technical sense - almost no person on Earth is entirely self-sufficient when it comes to the food (s)he eats or the clothing (s)he wears. But something so resoundingly self-evident… Continue reading No man, or: Eucalyptus

Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

A sijo each ever spirals through substantial, intangible changes hardly aware, certainly unclear as cycles snap and twist coil together, one into the next resisting gravity 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #8 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the words 'rebirth' or 'change' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised… Continue reading Hardly aware, or: Certainly unclear

Ruined, or: Reaching

A sijo passion's perilous pathways perchance exact painful prices ruined romantic reveries strewn across rambling ravines reaching, rugged towers rise constructed of rough setbacks 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #4 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'passion' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of… Continue reading Ruined, or: Reaching

Alone again, or: Love poem

Poetry Partners #70 'Alone Again', a poem by Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris of 'Gypsie's Writings, Musings, Quotes & Poetry' The emptiness, the aloneness Disconnected from the bond With another human being Totally overwhelming As to be debilitating All consuming. No one to turn to For light conversation Deep, thought provoking verbiage Important issues That understanding nod… Continue reading Alone again, or: Love poem

Inadvertently, or: All so innocent

A sijo unwittingly fascinating endless stories each teasing my mind flirtatiously quite inadvertently, of course learned to always keep my guard up though it's all so innocent 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #3 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'guard' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of… Continue reading Inadvertently, or: All so innocent

Base stats, or: Experience points

An American sentence: If you reread this sentence, that will be another experience. 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 Base stats, or: Experience points

Mo money, or: Mo problems

An American sentence: Four bank tellers sit, busy not serving customers with appointments. 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 Mo money, or: Mo problems