Sternlight, or: Spotlight

A shadorma barge sternlight glows through dense night fog; dim, old dock; vain gulls pose on catwalk in the spotlight; fancy themselves grand Mist by Ton Heijnen, via 500px This poem was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #210;Sammi Coxโ€™s Weekend Writing Prompt #259 Shadorma? six-line stanzas (or sestets);each stanza has a syllable count… Continue reading Sternlight, or: Spotlight

Blessing, or: Curse

A poem in blank verse The vociferous clamoring follows me, as I descend into the tunnels, fading slightly as I slosh through the wet, gurgling flow of words. Cringing, I recall the mob's chanting: "Charlatan! Imposter!" Pipes clink and quiver, releasing tonal rhythms of steam around me, drowning out the distant blabber. Here, deep within… Continue reading Blessing, or: Curse

Slushy, or: Brain freeze

An elfchen Anxiety Slurps brains Loudly through straw Rapacious, obnoxious, unwanted guest Elfchen Elfchen Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1? 4 4 What… Continue reading Slushy, or: Brain freeze

Leave, or: Leaves

My 1st chลka 'Leaves and yellow curb' by Glenn Buttkus brown blanket threadbare tattered shivering bodies trampled by spiders succumbing to elements blown cold against curb blue pebbles await beyond golden barrier chance crevice veiled by despair only one dares hope haltingly extends upwards feeling its way to heaven d'Verse poetics prompt: 'Exploring the realm… Continue reading Leave, or: Leaves