The Ckackackonance, or: Creativity forms verses

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Ckackackonance, or: Creativity forms verses

The Beyonder, or: Creativity forms verses

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Beyonder, or: Creativity forms verses

We honor our roots

On the momentous occasion, the youth nearly floundered before her humble hut but, shaking, managed to present Elder Aric with the fern leaf. "Greetings, Elder… Vedia offers tribute… We honor our roots." This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #238; Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: 'flounder'; Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: 'roots';… Continue reading We honor our roots

Fraying kerchief, or: Nuclear power stations

A Cento-style poem Fraying kerchief, caked brown with faded woes Cap left lying on my desk When she zips her jacket Engages us all with love Strings shyly swish-swish Mine to enjoy finally There at the bus stop Nuclear power stations Rooted but eager To flavor our lives Your end is a story like the… Continue reading Fraying kerchief, or: Nuclear power stations

The Atoz, or: Creativity forms verses

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they continued their journey together; Sangeetha came up with a fun… Continue reading The Atoz, or: Creativity forms verses

Trendsetter, or: Reject

A limerick Don't read this poem- You have been warned! Its reputation's been well earned... Though the rest gave it the boot, It thinks its rhymes very cute; And, oblivious, it remains unconcerned. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #162 This limerick was written For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt. Sadje offers us this photo (to the… Continue reading Trendsetter, or: Reject

Some hefty kickbacks

Frostily, deliberately, Speaker Rex Walker arranged his revenge. How dare those upstarts challenge the party leadership? His offer had been reasonable! All they had to do was vote for his bill and receive some hefty kickbacks for their home states. That's how the system worked. His revenge would not be intricate. The party would cut… Continue reading Some hefty kickbacks

Brilliant verses, or: Childlike wonder

An American sentence: The most brilliant verses intoxicate us with childlike wonder. 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 Brilliant verses, or: Childlike wonder