Fervor, or: Forever

Poetry Partners #132 'Passion', a poem by Tallisman of 'Tallisman Poetry' He recalls the days that they spent together The nights they spent making love, all night Days they thought that would last forever Suddenly seem lost to sight What happened to the people that they once were And how did they get to where… Continue reading Fervor, or: Forever

Things, or: Multitudes

Poetry Partners #129 'things I kept for you', a prose poem by 'musingsbymac' some things I kept for you (and only you): a toothbrush in my medicine cabinet, extra bottles of Montepulciano, a bedroom bucket list, weekly laundered bedsheets, refrigerator grapes, mirror selfies, chocolate Häagen–Dazs, a homemade birthday token, half & half creamer, the series… Continue reading Things, or: Multitudes

Of primal drive, or: Law from above

Poetry Partners #109 A poem by Michaël of 'Daily Poetry' By what other name do we know love, it's the warmth we receive the lost souls we retrieve. But closer than affection, we don't seem to come to describe that powerful feeling. It's mother's protection, a place to call home, peeling layers off will not… Continue reading Of primal drive, or: Law from above

Rusted afternoons, or: Bloodstained glass

Poetry Partners #108 'No Longer', a poem by Aishwarya Kannan of 'Timelessly' In the midst of an afternoon slumber Scribbling along the walls Hoping that it would last longer I don’t know why it ended But the dream was all I had ephemeral, but so close If only he could also be sad To know… Continue reading Rusted afternoons, or: Bloodstained glass

Families, or: Efforts

An American sentence: Many families are united by the efforts of one member. 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… Continue reading Families, or: Efforts

Life’s comforts, or: Crushing conditions

A shadorma loving lights local loyalties life's comforts clear contrasts to stormy circumstances crushing conditions ‘What do you see’ Prompt #142 For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below as inspiration for writers to produce art. Image credit: Aleksey Kuprikov @ Pexels

Her beloved’s deep chocolate eyes

Light stretched contentedly, tracing her fingers along Dark's sinewy body. Last night's lovemaking had left her spent and euphoric, as always. Soon they would bathe together and get into character for the daily augury. Dark murmured with pleasure and then, frowning, turned towards her lover. "I'm tired of the staged ceremonies, my love. I think…… Continue reading Her beloved’s deep chocolate eyes

The Waltz Wave, 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 Waltz Wave, or: Form verses creativity