God, or: Hell’s denizens

Poetry Partners #87 'Speaking to God', a poem by George Ellington of 'Gaelic Dreams' speak to God, he said to me speakingly sing in prayerful praise: thus honest and whole wholesomely sounding cords that only a reverent voice can calm yet loving attain but this, i said, is my voice voyaging beyond this self— how… Continue reading God, or: Hell’s denizens

A night memoir, or: Two

Poetry Partners #37 'Night Memoir' by Orion Foote of 'Visions of Orion Poetry' You never know when a word or two might stick; come creeping through an open window in these small hours. It’s a nagging of letters, where each tone follows a broken rhythm—void of any rhyme or reason except it’s own shuffle towards… Continue reading A night memoir, or: Two

Literature, or: Liturgy, or:

An American sentence: I've only found religion in parenthood and penning poetry. 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 Literature, or: Liturgy, or:

Nortul lernapog deen, or: Ov iddage

My 1st Rimas Dissolutas Imagine words bypassed your brain like a foreign language, their sounds pounding upon your heart. Pretend you've no idea what I mean; or maybe you don't have to. Could I convey pleasure and pain; make you feel the crushing weight of my baggage; paint words upon the page like art, transfix… Continue reading Nortul lernapog deen, or: Ov iddage

Percentage, or: Interest

An American sentence: What percentage of words in any given sentence convey meaning? 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… Continue reading Percentage, or: Interest

Stuff, or: Nonsense

My 2nd Minute Poem They're packaged into forms as though we poets know how to use words. How quite absurd. Syllables; enjambments; and lines can sound sublime and pleasure bring - but mean nothing. Our hopes rest with our audience, who might gift sense and meaning to... You do? Who knew! Minute Poetry The Minute… Continue reading Stuff, or: Nonsense

Cognition, or: Deep diving

Poetry Partners #3 'Cognition', a cherita by Jennifer Patino of 'Thistle Thoughts' gaze into my reflecting pool keep prodding & fishing to latch onto my meaning try to catch confessions deep under my surface in your analytical net Jennifer Patino: https://thistlethoughts.com/ A reverse cherita by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ In the form of… Continue reading Cognition, or: Deep diving

Doings, or: Beings

My 2nd waltmarie Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences Creative self-expression injects fulfillment into mere being. Some philosophers reflect upon the attributes of the human. Maybe mankind is like every other species. Perhaps it is more. Are we not intended to be more humane and merciful than just? Seek balance between existing as a human… Continue reading Doings, or: Beings