War, or: Peace

A 'puente' poem arose anxiously expecting to share her news flushed and anxious for ~Tonight, Tonight~ can't come soon enough expectations arouse him civilian life W3 poetry prompt This week's W3 poetry prompt, hosted by Tanmay Philip, is to: Write a “Puente” poem; The middle stanza should contain the title of a song; You can add more… Continue reading War, or: Peace

Fingerprints, or: Tongue

Poetry Partners #161 Senryu by Jan Beekman of ‘janbeek’ I. Each snowflake's unique Like my fingerprints and eyes Brrr - snow on my lids II. I stuck my tongue out Ouch! Help me, I'm way too close Stuck to that damn pole Jan Beekman: https://janbeek.blog/ Tankas by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ I. each… Continue reading Fingerprints, or: Tongue

Cords of cold, or: Winter feasts

Senryū when the cords of cold outdoors ensnare the outcasts winter feasts on flesh d'Verse poetics: The blizzard of the self At d'Verse, Sanaa encourages us to become the embodiment of winter. What do you feel during this season? Describe a typical January day. Feel free to go dark and philosophical... Senryū? Senryū is a… Continue reading Cords of cold, or: Winter feasts

Whatever, or: I don’t care anyways

Senryū this senryū's sad because I said I only wrote it for a prompt #TankaTuesday This week, for Tanka Tuesday, Colleen Chesebro encourages us to try our hands at writing senryū poems. Senryū is a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a short-long-short syllable count up to 17 syllables. Senryū are written about human… Continue reading Whatever, or: I don’t care anyways

Catch, or: Release

Poetry Partners #152 'eyes', a senryū by Dee of 'The Daffodil in a Sunflower Field' our eyes – as they say – are the windows to our souls. when closed, do souls fade? The Daffodil in a Sunflower Field: https://thedaffodilinasunflowerfield.wordpress.com/ A tanka by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ our eyes – as they say… Continue reading Catch, or: Release