The calm, or: The storm

A sijo I am not more motivated, nor am I happier; The anxiety medication is clearly working well; I can soberly observe my flaws better than ever before 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 a pause near… Continue reading The calm, or: The storm

My eyes, or: My true self

Poetry Partners #123 'My Eyes', a 'Quadrille' (44 words) by Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris of 'Gypsie's Writings, Musings, Quotes & Poetry' Laying alone in my recliner hard to move now My eyes see everything yet my eyes see nothing at all Vivid memories bombard my mind while I canโ€™t remember what day it is Still my… Continue reading My eyes, or: My true self

Driven, or: Relaxed

Poetry Partners #120 'People Watcher', a poem by Swathi Rao of 'The Pickle Store' I sit by the window of the bus looking at the world outside, It is a hot summer day and the seat next to me is empty, I find myself staring at the little children when the bus stops, โ€˜How lovely… Continue reading Driven, or: Relaxed

Waiting ahead, or: Below

Poetry Partners #101 'Ode to the Unknown Road.', a poem by Marion Horton of 'Writing Whatnots' Safe, small, sweet And satisfying. Images buzz gently under The cup of my palms. The buzz becomes a Rumbling purr, Furry and mildly demanding. A nudging wet nose pushes at my hands, Widening my hold, Forcing my wrists apart.… Continue reading Waiting ahead, or: Below

The more things change, or: Stay the same

Poetry Partners #98 'The Age of Elegance', a poem by Dawn Pisturino of 'My Writing Journey' Velvet, lace, satin, Silk, brocade; Long, billowy dresses With tight bodices Cut low and alluring. Fluttering fans And white hair piled high As a snow-capped mountain On heads delicately balanced On long, slender necks. Velvet, lace, satin, Silk, brocade;… Continue reading The more things change, or: Stay the same

Roll, or: Eyes

A sijo Personalities don't change with age; we learn to hide our crazy. Enthusiastic and excited every single time, the world and I both roll our eyes and take me with a pinch of salt. 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #11 Ronovan encourages poets to use the word 'excitement' as their inspiration, as either… Continue reading Roll, or: Eyes

Potholes, or: Plot holes

A sijo thoughts rattle over potholes; memories swiss cheesed with plot holes; possible pasts fragmented, scattered among packing peanuts; thicker; with; denser; every; greyer; passing; foggier; day W3 poetry prompt This sijo was written in response to A. J. Wilson's W3 prompt ~ to write a poem in twelve lines or less, which includes the word… Continue reading Potholes, or: Plot holes

Shadow, or: Sunlight

Poetry Partners #84 A poem by Iswar Kar of 'Journey called life' I was trapped in a trap It was my darkest part My body and soul were torn apart I cried in pain but in vain. Eyes flooded in tears Face reddened in fear Tummy cried in hunger Heart saddened in sorrows. I was… Continue reading Shadow, or: Sunlight