Hummus, or: Posthumous

My 1st Zéjel There's raw, deep sage honey for bread; Freshly churned sweet butter to spread; 'Course, some prefer beet jam instead... Some love their tart tidbits with tea; Take doughy plot holes with coffee; Relish fruit bars, nutty toffee... ~ It's stale, corny flavors I dread. For clichés some pour out their purse; Favor… Continue reading Hummus, or: Posthumous

Cream, or: Sugar

A Limerick There's a singular magical cherry, Without which ~ mornings could get hairy. Many who fancy caffeine Believe its seed is a bean, Which... when dried, milled & roasted makes merry! d'Verse poetics 'Always in Season' At d'Verse, poets were prompted to let fruit find its way into our poems; and as far as… Continue reading Cream, or: Sugar

Icing, or: The cake

My 2nd Alliterisen Baking blueberry pie was Fay's forté Her heavenly skills were well-known throughout New York Her cherry chews and crispy cookies Were wonderful; but Bob most savored her cakes She surely knew how to tease him Promising pound cake, carrot, and chiffon Mulberry muffins caused their bad breakup The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex… Continue reading Icing, or: The cake

Essence, or: Nonsense

An American sentence If you feel annoyed or amused at this sentence, it's a good poem. 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… Continue reading Essence, or: Nonsense

Eaten up with guilt, or: Gusto

A triolet Hey! Are you even listening to me? How on earth do I get through to you? I wonder ~ though you wag eagerly... Hey! Are you even listening to me? No! Get your big head off of my knee! Max, damn it! Did you eat my shoe? Hey! Are you even listening to… Continue reading Eaten up with guilt, or: Gusto

What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Warning: This is a kvetchy post Kvetch /kəˈveCH, kfeCH/ INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN noun: kvetch; plural noun: kvetches a person who complains a great deal"She emerges as something of a kvetch, constantly nagging Rick."a complaint"'They don't make 'em like they used to' has become an all-purpose kvetch." verb: kvetch; 3rd person present: kvetches; past tense: kvetched; past participle: kvetched; gerund or present participle: kvetching ORIGIN Middle High… Continue reading What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

The long, or: Short of it

An American sentence My year of writing micropoems was long on far-out synonyms. 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… Continue reading The long, or: Short of it