Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

An American sentence: Waiting for my child's birthday to give her this magic set ain't easy. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™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 Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo

The courage, or: The patience

A 'Waltz Wave' life offers por- tals, though most lead us nowhere; we must have not merely bravery 'nough to go through but the will, indeed- deep patience, to keep try- ing new ones โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #164 The 'waltz wave' poem above was written for Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt. Sadje offers us… Continue reading The courage, or: The patience

Patience has its limits…

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. -John Ruskin (1819 โ€“ 1900) How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? -William Shakespeare (1564 โ€“ 1616) Abused patience turns to fury. -Thomas Fuller (1608 โ€“ 1661) Endurance is patience concentrated. -Thomas Carlyle (1795 โ€“ 1881) To… Continue reading Patience has its limits…

But its fruit is sweet…

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. -Joyce Meyer (b. 1943) Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. -Napoleon Hill (1883 โ€“ 1970) Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if… Continue reading But its fruit is sweet…

Tips for bloggers #11: Long game & Blog identity

Quick caveats Before getting into the substance of this post, I'd like to offer two caveats, as I've done in the past. I am not a professional blogger. All of my advice is based upon my experience and research as an individual. Obviously, I wouldn't be offering these tips if I did not think that… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #11: Long game & Blog identity

Wham, bam, or: Hey! Not so fast!

A kimo youth grants us untold endless energies; middle age shortens our breath, but patience gets 'er done. What's a kimo? According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar: 3 lines.No… Continue reading Wham, bam, or: Hey! Not so fast!