True love, or: Deep connection

A waltmarie Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences Drawn in by the poem's first verses, she was blown-away by the end. He'd never been trained as a writer. So, clearly, he'd employed magic. Whenever he took up the pen, he always thought of her, his true love. Her imagination raced. She'd no sway over where… Continue reading True love, or: Deep connection

Partnership, or: Creation narrative

An American sentence: Let's have an interaction. I'll write. You use your imagination. 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 Partnership, or: Creation narrative

Meandering prose, or: Sinking suspicion

Poetry Partners #11 'Meandering prose', by Jim- of 'TheCommonAtheist' Winding amidst the valleys Of life's twists and turns— Through eddies and pools Often muddled clarity Carves out sweet ramblings— Jim-: A cleave poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ below the heavens, winding amidst the valleys our mortal experience is one of life's… Continue reading Meandering prose, or: Sinking suspicion

I am a poem, or: A poet

Poetry Partners #10 'I am a poem', by Chris Reilley of 'Christopher Reilley Poems' I am a poem. I am more than a collection of random words. I am much more than meter and rhyme. I was wrestled from magic, fixed into place, and spun like candy floss into being. If I can live one… Continue reading I am a poem, or: A poet

Shiner, or: Lover

Poetry Partners #9 'Shiner', a poem by Eric Erb of 'erbiage' What do you mean you don’t know how to rise and shine? Every morning the sun shows you! Just be as you are The world will turn towards you Eric Erb: An atom poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ sunup glaring… Continue reading Shiner, or: Lover

Reason, or: Rhyme

Poetry Partners #8 'The Infinite Wisdom of Half Asleep', a poem by Rae Cod of 'Rae Cod's Writing' In that space before I wake up words are floating free Boundless without boundaries they make their call to me Rise NOW and place us on the page or we’ll forever flee I search for pen and… Continue reading Reason, or: Rhyme

Limited time, or: Pushing boundaries

Poetry Partners #7 A micropoem by Cheyenne MacMasters of 'Cheyenne Paints' Limited time Expands force Engaging purpose Cheyenne MacMasters: A nonet by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ EPIGRAPH: The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.–Orson Welles (1915-85) Syllables; metaphor; enjambment; meter; onomatopoeia; alliteration; rhythm; consonance; assonance; stanzas; lines; letters. Concentration of… Continue reading Limited time, or: Pushing boundaries

Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation

Poetry Partners #6 'Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation', a poem by Ron Rowland of 'Navigating This Thing We Call Life' A synagogue with a Catholic name and an Islamic architect And you thought you were confused I mean no disrespect Religious cooperation at its best eight hundred years ago Santa María la Blanca of Toledo, Spain… Continue reading Religious Confusion, or: Cooperation