Morning, or: One ray of quiet sunshine

My 1st Arkquain Swirl EPIGRAPH: Perhaps I will become a ray of sunshine, to be embraced by your colours. I will paint myself on your canvas.-Amrita Pritam (1919 โ€“ 2005) I've become one ray of quiet sunshine Hoary and modern histories of Jerusalem refract me like precious gems beneath sandaled feet I paint myself on… Continue reading Morning, or: One ray of quiet sunshine

Dare, or: Truth

An American sentence: Her dad beams, as his child teaches herself to swim without a kickboard. 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… Continue reading Dare, or: Truth

The Verso-Rhyme, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Verso-Rhyme, or: Form verses creativity

Narcissus, or: Aidos

Poetry Partners #73 'Narcissus', a poem by enchantedwords of 'Enchanted Words' Let me be a narcissist today, I havenโ€™t felt whole; in this long year of gray. How I crave, To be the violence of the hurricanes And the violet of the skies, How I yearn, To be the magic of love And the tragedy… Continue reading Narcissus, or: Aidos

Literally, or: Figuratively

Poetry Partners #67 'The poem of your life', a poem by Kim Whysall-Hammond of 'The Cheesesellers Wife' You have always strived to understand when very small you deduced gravity was invisible strings tied to our feet and God sat at the world's centre pulling hard which is why He doesnโ€™t answer little boys prayers, He… Continue reading Literally, or: Figuratively

Confusion about bloggers who share my posts

A recommendation for all bloggers If you would like to increase the likelihood that others will come across your content on the Internet and make their ways to your blog, it behooves you to enable 'sharing buttons' (Twitter, FB, etc.) on your posts and pages. Personally, I always appreciate it when people share my posts… Continue reading Confusion about bloggers who share my posts

Words, or: Attention

Poetry Partners #43 'Words', a prose poem by enchantedwords of 'Enchanted Words' I feel this anger, and the resent and bitterness. And happiness. And depression. I feel life too, just like the masters of word do. But I want to crystallize my feelings in art, make them eternal through beauty, make them as eternal as… Continue reading Words, or: Attention

Books for her 7th birthday

Our daughter will soon be seven-years-old; and this is only the second year that she's made any requests to us regarding birthday presents. Last year, for her 6th birthday, she asked us to gift her Disney princess dolls, which we ordered online. I wasn't entirely thrilled with that choice, but it was a totally reasonable… Continue reading Books for her 7th birthday