A stitch in time, or: At hand

An American sentence: One abstracted stitch in a children's comforter will unravel it. 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 A stitch in time, or: At hand

Out with the old, or: A dog’s life

A sad limerick Ever since the day Baby was born, Ol' Doggy was left feeling forlorn; So, he packed his fave snacks; Slung pack over his back... Mourning, he left home to go it alone. What Do You See? #187 For WDYS #187, Sadje offers us this photo (Image: Grin @ Unsplash) of a French… Continue reading Out with the old, or: A dog’s life

Rubber, or: Glue

A rhyming sestina Some people don't like the word Jew A label that fits me like comfy shoe Jews were murdered and made into glue Regarded as less than beasts at a zoo Blamed for both the plague and the flu In the end, though, it's the haters who stew Jewish cholent is a magical… Continue reading Rubber, or: Glue

Exhausted, or: Electrified

Elfchen poem #1 brain feels exhausted pulses heavily within dissolves into viscous paste glob Elfchen poem #2 brain feels electrified sparks across synapses explodes with original verses blog W3 weekly poetry prompt For this week's W3 poetry prompt, Sadje encourages us to: Write an 'elfchen' poem; Extra challenge: write a second elfchen poem, which opposes… Continue reading Exhausted, or: Electrified

Beaver, or: Clam

A limerick Babs Beaver was happy as a clam; Her new style was bedazzled and glam. Beau gave a happy nod But found the fad rather odd, Staring long at her trim, sequined dam. d'Verse poetics prompt: Animal architecture At d'Verse, poets are prompted to write poems about animals that construct their own homes. Twiglets… Continue reading Beaver, or: Clam

Slavery, or: Freedom

A poem written in Murisopsis' new nonce poetic form: "Running Repetition" Our Jewish vacation: Lying in bed, prostrate, Wishing to hibernate, To let go of life's weight; Instead, we must prepare- Pull out special dishware... Passover's - so much work! Yes, all the Jews were slaves- Thus: days of 'freedom'? Eight... Now... merely... to locate… Continue reading Slavery, or: Freedom