Mutiny, or: Inner space

A quadrille In the form of a Than Bauk Just got the news that my muse has refused to aid me - betrayed me! Dismayed, I sigh. Thus denied, words won't fly without her about; and rerouting thoughts through new dots just leaves knotted lines. Undermined, I'm inclined to throw in my worn towel. Than… Continue reading Mutiny, or: Inner space

The Balance, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Balance, or: Form verses creativity

The Alouette, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Alouette, or: Form verses creativity

Every great inspiration is but an experiment…

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.-Tony Robbins (b. 1960) Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.-Christian Nestell Bovee (1820 – 1904) Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.-Vincent van Gogh (1853… Continue reading Every great inspiration is but an experiment…

Perhaps it arises from desperation…

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.-Jack London (1876 – 1916) Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.-Brad Henry (b. 1963) Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're… Continue reading Perhaps it arises from desperation…

Wit, or: Without

Poetry Partners #25 A very special partner The poem below was written by Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', and while she was one of the very first to submit a poem for 'Poetry Partners', I've delayed publishing this piece. You see, Sangeetha was actually my very first poetry partner; together, we produced a renga poem of 100… Continue reading Wit, or: Without

Servants, or: Masters

An American sentence: With true poets, it's hard to know whether words are servants or masters. 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 Servants, or: Masters

Catadupe, or: Cata doxa

Poetry Partners #15 A haiku series by Quaranjavirus of 'The Forgers of Fantasy' Monsoon storms raging, Lightning lighting up the sky, Clouds dancing with joy Heavy rain pouring, Puddles reflecting dull grey, Beauty of nature. Frogs leaping around, Snails blissfully slithering, Rain bringing delight Patter concluding, Vivid rainbow visible, Coloring the black. Quaranjavirus: http://theforgersoffantasyart.wordpress.com/ A… Continue reading Catadupe, or: Cata doxa