REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan

Poem: Poems whisper to me as I prepare for bed Like a lullaby I hear them in my head I fall asleep holding my notebook tight Clutch my pen feeling the ink glowing bright I dream I am writing in my slumber But when awake I canโ€™t remember To capture elusive words that run asunder… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan

Brilliant verses, or: Childlike wonder

An American sentence: The most brilliant verses intoxicate us with childlike wonder. 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 felt that removing the… Continue reading Brilliant verses, or: Childlike wonder

Wanton, or: Pilmeni

A 'Septolet' Russia's attacks risk causing nuclear catastrophe. Power is restored to Ukrainian nuclear power stations. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Wax on, or: Wax off

Blank verse in iambic pentameter Laziness; can't blame it on craziness - that's much too sexy, and I've yet to cut even one ear off. This constant stare-off with my own reflection on poetry websites; impressions in fast succession, forming ideas, framing works, foraging for scraps of ambrosia and digging down for diggities. Oh ~… Continue reading Wax on, or: Wax off

Here then gone, or: Transi… ent…

A 'reverse etheree' transient fingers clacking, eyes scanning, transient concerns, loves, perceptions, transient earthbound existence, transient concepts perceived, transient, here then gone, transient then gone, transient we, transient transi- tran- Moonwashed Musings weekly prompt Transient

Jerusalem morn, or: Mourn

A series of chain verse haiku Jerusalem morn mourners to be cannot know no normal morn this this rough desert plant planted bombs hidden by leaves leave many wounded dead innocent child child lost to destroyed mother there at the bus stop Terrorist bombing in Jerusalem This morning, 16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, a Canadian Israeli, was… Continue reading Jerusalem morn, or: Mourn

W3 Prompt #30: Weaโ€™ve Written Weekly

Intro Dear friends, Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic's Kaddish. You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here's the 'tldr' version: Part I The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #30: Weaโ€™ve Written Weekly

Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)

An acrostic tanka for Sadje's birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ Supportive; caring; Attentive; understanding; Deliberative Jump-starter of our muses Engages us all with love Happy 61st birthday, Sadje! I think I speak for many bloggers on WordPress when I say that your daily contributions to our collective community make each day a little brighter ~ thanks for being… Continue reading Friend, or: Dost (ุฏูˆุณุช)