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

Autumn skies, or: Familial warmth

A Cadralor In the form of 5 Kimos I. Mother visits the local party store; picks out some Styrofoam fruit, sparkling, tinsel garlands. II. Her teacher organizes art projects for the children to bring home their own decorations. III. Father has bought some twine and white zip ties from the local hardware store, needed for… Continue reading Autumn skies, or: Familial warmth

Life, or: Box of chocolates

Poetry Partners #133 'Bitter yet sweet', a poem by kalabalu of 'My Blog free thoughts' So sweet yet bitter just like life. Melts in hands and lips You lick those free You want more and more It has calories Give you worries Is expensive Still, you want it More with variety Wrapping is attractive Yet… Continue reading Life, or: Box of chocolates

Endings, or: Beginnings

A Cadralor In the form of 5 Kimos I. two first graders play together for hours at their local Gymboree, out of their parents' view II. packed suitcases in marble tiled foyer full of life's necessities await airport shuttle III. childish drawings made with deep affection lie folded in boy's red backpack beneath his cushioned… Continue reading Endings, or: Beginnings

Invisible, or: People

Poetry Partners #88 'Green Park Benches', a poem by J. P. of 'The Poetry Of J.P.' Old bearded men drifting in the alleys of night have died with the sunset and as I have overlooked their bodies beneath green park benches and bridges they too have overlooked my feet passing quietly by as the waitress… Continue reading Invisible, or: People

Longing, or Belonging

Poetry Partners #78 'ALL Belong', a poem by Anna Smit of 'Shalom Aleh' They turned And looked At me fierce "Go home Where you Came from" They shouted. Tears Became my Playground lot I thought I belonged But came up Short. Finally I cried Now I be- Long. But no! Accents Set us apart A… Continue reading Longing, or Belonging

Fled, or: Still waiting

Featured image โ€˜Cauld Blaws the Wind Frae East to Westโ€™ (1888) Painting by Joseph Farquharson (1846 โ€“ 1935) An ekphrastic cadralor In the form of 5 kimos I. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians displaced within their country, having fled Putin's war. II. Many waiting for up to sixty hours; freezing weather at border; queues up… Continue reading Fled, or: Still waiting

The Kimo, 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 Kimo, or: Form verses creativity