All that’s for me, or: For myself

Poetry Partners #89 A poem by Christine Bialczak of 'Stine Writing and Miniatures' Happy to know that life has my back even when sorrow has given me slack I swim in the glory of water outside The colors and feelings are the mood of inside. Nothing to bother me, no problems here Loved ones, my… Continue reading All that’s for me, or: For myself

Privilege, or: Responsibility

Poetry Partners #80 'The wonders of the world', a poem by Sarah Cope of 'My Endometriosis Story' The clouds barrel into the pools of blue, crashing into golden sunlight streaks piercing through the sky, A canvas of colour full of shades you cannot clarify, As it floats by just above the likes of you and… Continue reading Privilege, or: Responsibility

Baryonic, or: Dark matter

My 2nd Garland Cinquain I'd float past the Kármán line, into outer space past the Milky Way's dark matter unseen vacuum without friction leaves stars and planets free to travel along their orbits fluid plasma low density between vast galaxies of hydrogen and helium glacial up there observing the visible universe through foam of spongy… Continue reading Baryonic, or: Dark matter

‘Oseh shalom’, a New Poetic Form

Senseless, or: Relentless My 1st 'Oseh Shalom' Ukrainian children flee; nuclear power plant set ablaze; senseless, relentless war; please - just stop; let live - Amen. The new 'Oseh Shalom' poetic form I have created a new syllabic form of poetry, based upon the Jewish prayer for peace 'Oseh Shalom', which is sung as a… Continue reading ‘Oseh shalom’, a New Poetic Form

Gusts of color, or: Petals of promise

Poetry Partners #60 A micropoem by Ash Evan Lippert of 'Wanderstruck' no more battles over this blooming hillside gusts of color Ash Evan Lippert: https://wanderstruckreverie.wordpress.com/ A Cleave poem by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ no more battles, for one shared futureover this blooming hillsideflows with fragrant, floweringgusts of color~ petals of promise

Where ignorance is our master…

We will not have peace by afterthought.-Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990) Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.-Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968) If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he… Continue reading Where ignorance is our master…

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles…

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.-Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969) It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.-George Bernard… Continue reading Peace is a journey of a thousand miles…

Into that good night, or: Gentle

An American sentence: I would dissolve into night's muted darkness - then evanesce at dawn. 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… Continue reading Into that good night, or: Gentle