W3 Prompt #38: 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 #38: Weaโ€™ve Written Weekly

Fraying kerchief, or: Nuclear power stations

A Cento-style poem Fraying kerchief, caked brown with faded woes Cap left lying on my desk When she zips her jacket Engages us all with love Strings shyly swish-swish Mine to enjoy finally There at the bus stop Nuclear power stations Rooted but eager To flavor our lives Your end is a story like the… Continue reading Fraying kerchief, or: Nuclear power stations

Random acts, or: Kindness

An American sentence: A stranger's reusable bag tore; I carted her groceries home. 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… Continue reading Random acts, or: Kindness

Delib, or: ately awkward

A quadrille (in descort form) Static thinking falls short when writing a descort; it is deliberately awkward, as every single line must differ from every other line in length, meter, and rhyme too, thereby forcing poets to be flexible, or at least write more irregularly than they might prefer. Descort poem The descort differentiates itself… Continue reading Delib, or: ately awkward

Fragments, or: Figments

A Fragment Poem I. ... rhymes in the drift lethargic still long past cockcrow hour he hears children's Gales of laughter and squalls cherubs performing punk rock somewhere near... II. ... got the idea he was a poet Never snorted Sewage nor spewed it Out, down To earth himself Broken brilliant in the rough... III.… Continue reading Fragments, or: Figments