Snow boots, or: Sandals

A limerick Stubborn, I flout those "cold weather blues". What? Snow boots? Nay, I must refuse! In fact, if you must know, Those footprints in the snow Were made sandaled, for I eschew shoes! d'Verse poetics prompt: Come sing with me! At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to use at least two of the following wintry… Continue reading Snow boots, or: Sandals

The Beyonder, 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 Beyonder, or: Creativity forms verses

Orange hue, or: Hanging nimbly

A "Bridges" poem An ode to the Golden Gate Bridge "International Orange" its famed vivid hue; Visible through thick fog; bold against vast skies blue; Bay to ocean... In earthquakes and strong winds it vibrates flexibly; This great, sturdy marvel, hanging nimbly... Made for motion. โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #163 This "bridges" poem was… Continue reading Orange hue, or: Hanging nimbly

Here, there, or: Everywhere

A Cleave poem In the form of two haiku chameleon eyes independently mobile with three-sixty arcs cast images upon the brain all-seeing these two chameleon eyes How to read a Cleave poem? Simply: Read the left hand poem as a first discrete poem. Read the right hand poem as a second discrete poem. Read the… Continue reading Here, there, or: Everywhere

REBLOG: ‘Crown Shadorma’ by Sylvia Cognac

Poem: On the side She explains their rules Formal dress Ladies first Put down checks in front of men Never fraternize Six a.m. I smile at Adam Fake a grin My boss says Iโ€™m lucky to serve rich men I should be grateful Iโ€™m grateful For Mister Burton He holds me By the hand Excessive… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Crown Shadorma’ by Sylvia Cognac

Being dismissed, or: Death sentence

An American sentence: Being dismissed from the hospital, for some, is like a death sentence. 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… Continue reading Being dismissed, or: Death sentence

The quack, or: His practice

This pseudo- medical professional Drew conclusion odd, nonsensical; His eccentricity made me skeptical, For he employed jargon none too technical. Wildly, he declared: Nothin' hypothetical! Your testicles hang grossly asymmetrical! Wha- You think it imperceptible? No, trust me- My specialization's geometrical! With my doc's tools metrical- they'll come out identical! Moonwashed Weekly Prompt Nonsensical

Free speech, or: A fortune

A 'Septolet' Russiaโ€™s military fortunes in Ukraine continue deteriorating. Russia intensifies its crackdown on free speech. 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.