Whatever, or: I don’t care anyways

Senryū this senryū's sad because I said I only wrote it for a prompt #TankaTuesday This week, for Tanka Tuesday, Colleen Chesebro encourages us to try our hands at writing senryū poems. Senryū is a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a short-long-short syllable count up to 17 syllables. Senryū are written about human… Continue reading Whatever, or: I don’t care anyways

REBLOG: ‘Dyslexia’ by Molly Shea

Poem: Little girl lost in a crowded classroom Trying to make sense of words on a page Frustrated beyond patience, she starts to fume Nothing makes sense when she looks at the words She tosses her pencil in a childish rage The punishment and embarrassment make her quiet She doesn’t demand, and she doesn’t pretend… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Dyslexia’ by Molly Shea

Father, or: Cure

An American sentence: Treating and bandaging my wounds is my parental priority. 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… Continue reading Father, or: Cure

Stones, or: Sticks

An 'atom poem' small pompous bully fears own dark doubt never sees his folks feels ignored hated ruled by sharp anger just a wounded child cries when he's alone Atom poetic form? At least one tercet (three line stanza); Letters per line: 5-7-5; No punctuation; no capitalization (like haiku). Moonwashed weekly prompt Pompous W3 poetry prompt This week's W3 poetry prompt was… Continue reading Stones, or: Sticks

Needles, or: Threads

My 1st 'Wounded Couplet' Some dark traumas persist; they'll never heal; Unreachable festering maroon wounds Linger 'til people die, Spasming against the wills they are bound by. Our drugs such soul-griefs can never obtund; We're human for those deep twinges we feel. Robust hearts absorb, beating through the pain; Our strongest their heartbreaks learn to… Continue reading Needles, or: Threads