A 'Sijo' some selves sleep; some silent sit; some slip into nothingness; with each step forward, hopeless, potential realities collapse away all around me, eyes pleading... ... I no longer look down Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line… Continue reading Life, or: No regrets
In yourself, or: In a better future
A 'Waltz Wave' por- tals ex- ist, my child; that, perhaps, is what I'd most like to impart to you while you yet perceive me as an au- thori- ty in your budding world - just - be- lieve. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #170 image credit: Sylvian Sarrailh @ Digiartque The 'waltz wave' poem… Continue reading In yourself, or: In a better future
White light, or: Refracted
A haibun Things have really been looking up of late. I've settled comfortably into my new work schedule, although getting myself to my second job in the evenings is rather a drag, as I'm spending more hours than ever before at the office during the day. I hope life continues going in this direction. My… Continue reading White light, or: Refracted
Cloudless skies, or: Verdant meadows
A haibun Spring is well under way in Israel and with it, many changes. Spring bird migration is in full swing this April; and the first week of May is expected to be see huge soaring bird migration over Southern Israel. Meanwhile, I am singing as I spread my wings to fly. For the first… Continue reading Cloudless skies, or: Verdant meadows
Unlock, or: Transform
A riddle poem The merest glimpse and passion's born; this essence belies any scorn. Come morning, brims again, renewed. The day is ours to see it through. d'Verse prompt: Guess right or be devoured At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to write riddles in the form of poems. The idea of making riddles into verse is… Continue reading Unlock, or: Transform
Better late, or: Ever
A Gogyōka potential recognized relief & self-confidence ensured future & security new growth opportunities overwhelmed with emotions Gogyōka? five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six;each line consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase;no restraint on numbers of words or syllables;unrestricted theme.
But one is born with potential…
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.-Maria Montessori (1870-1952) The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.-Confucius (c. 551 – c. 479 BCE) No one knows how big your potential is, how big… Continue reading But one is born with potential…
Omicron, or: Pfizer
An American sentence: Contracting the Omicron variant might grant herd immunity. 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 that removing the line… Continue reading Omicron, or: Pfizer
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