A sijo I spattered my armchair with ink, one of countless thoughtless actions; Older now, I'm more mindful, still nursing regrets from my youth; For ink, I whipped a pen around, cap left lying on my desk. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total… Continue reading Whipped, or: Left lying
Voices, or: Choices
A sijo rocking, blanketed on the porch, misty eyes drawn to weak light; motes flicker in dappled sunset; screened-in memories flutter; voices reverberate through caverns; shake up clouds of old regrets 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 contains… Continue reading Voices, or: Choices
First light, or: The rolling fog
From the divan, she could barely make out first light through the rolling fog in her head; rising, she shivered, instinctually pulling the strap of her cotton chemise up over her shoulder; glancing at her reflection in the cheval glass mirror. She cringed at smeared makeup and red wine stains, noting the confetti sparkling in… Continue reading First light, or: The rolling fog
The Marianne, 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 Marianne, or: Form verses creativity
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