The Numberhyme, 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 Numberhyme, or: Creativity forms verses

Poisonous treacle, or: Host

Poetry Partners #166 'Host for the Lancet Fluke', a poem by Gareth David Ogilvie of 'The Zen Poetic' Narcissistic parasite That feeds the masses ignorant delight A hidden force that holds the sceptre A distant ghost that steals your nectar Feeding you lies to hold you prisoner Making you vote for your wounded blister Giving… Continue reading Poisonous treacle, or: Host

Woman, or: Beautiful

Poetry Partners #165 'Black and Beautiful', a poem by Irobiko Chimezie Kingsley of 'MEZIESBLOG' If you must lie to me, Maria, please try not to cry Smile like a child and wipe my tears like blind Bartimaeus Should you trip and fall off a cliff, spread your wings and fly Sing a sweet song and… Continue reading Woman, or: Beautiful

Remaining, or: In between

Poetry Partners #164 An 'American Sentence' by Kaci Rigney Life begins and ends with a heartbeat, breathing and bleeding in between. Kaci Rigney: https://kacirigney.com/ A 'Crystalline' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ Decay's inevitability rattles venerable hollows. Grounded hope's for the remaining, rather than in dreams of remaining. Show faith in the collective present;… Continue reading Remaining, or: In between

The Metanome, 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 Metanome, or: Creativity forms verses

Expectation packaged in an envelope

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope. -Shana Alexander (1925 – 2005) I've written before about my special poetry partnership with Sangeetha and how she has brought more color into my world. Recently, I wrote a poem inspired by an envelope that I received from Sangeetha in the mail, but I didn't write anything about… Continue reading Expectation packaged in an envelope

Earthquake, or: Flash flood

Poetry Partners #163 'Earthquake', a Septolet by Kaci Rigney rumbling, rolling rubble scattering stumbling shaking ripples fracture the California streets rife with panic Kaci Rigney: https://kacirigney.com/ 'Flash Flood', a Septolet by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ skies tear open flashing eyes scan torrents raging, ripping, sweeping, smashing, crushing Negev hikers

The Ludo, 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 Ludo, or: Creativity forms verses