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

Swiftly across steppes, or: Wistful glance at sunset

Traditional Mongolian Meter Steed gallops swiftly across steppes Steered smoothly by steely Mongol Steel stirrups steady deadly shots Steals last, wistful glance at sunset d'Verse prompt: Traditional Mongolian Meter At d'Verse, poets were encouraged to try their hands at 'Traditional Mongolian Meter', which is: written in any number of quatrains. syllabic, usually 7 to 8… Continue reading Swiftly across steppes, or: Wistful glance at sunset

Evening shimmers, or: Twilight eyelids

A Quadrille in the form of a Haibun The ancient Sages of the Talmud taught: Fire is one-sixtieth of hellfire; honey, one-sixtieth of manna; the Sabbath, one-sixtieth of the 'World to Come'; sleep, one-sixtieth of death; and a dream, one-sixtieth of prophecy. sunlight hours lengthen evenings aglow with shimmers twilight eyelids droop dโ€™Verse Quadrille #152… Continue reading Evening shimmers, or: Twilight eyelids

An impromptu rooftop visit

He recalled her wild spontaneity, always pushing him beyond his comfort zone. He'd fallen in love on an impromptu rooftop adventure. As she'd sat there, enjoying the sunset, he'd sat watching the wind whipping her long, beautiful hair aroundโ€ฆ worrying that she might get blown off the roof. This piece of flash fiction was written… Continue reading An impromptu rooftop visit