On the other side of now, or: Tapestry poetry

Partners in rhyme Sangeetha (Mindfills blog) and I have been writing poetry together for two years. We've done several series of poetry together, including: Ripples (a renga of 100 verses) Form verses creativity (A-Z poetry forms) Creativity verses form (A-Z themed poetry forms) Creativity forms verses (A-Z nonce poetry forms) As well as (most recently):… Continue reading On the other side of now, or: Tapestry poetry

Evolution, or: Revolution

A Choka better we grow through evolution I'd long thought but recent events led me to reconsider both perspective and beliefs as I zoomed out to forever rendering rev- olutions blips on eternity's calendar marked with appointments disappointments and healing prayers hanging by ever patient history's electrocardiogram Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is… Continue reading Evolution, or: Revolution

Oeuvre, ou: Travail?

An American sentence: Oft, one sentence takes me hours to write. How could I hope to write a book? 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… Continue reading Oeuvre, ou: Travail?

REBLOG: ‘This World is Yours’ by Mike L. Utley

Poem: you thought you could save the world wee lad you couldn’t even save yourself those bleak nighthawk skies where dead stars fall like blood-bloated flies and fey winds howl in deafened ears a behemoth’s fetid exhalation violent and ignorant and inexorable breathe breathe it all in the sweat-soaked fear the bitter tang of futility… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘This World is Yours’ by Mike L. Utley

Fairly unfamiliar, or: Gibberish up above

A Haibun For me, now has already happened, but you are only reading about it now. With my every word, which, from my perspective, I've already written, the present me moves further into the past, until I lose all sight of the person whom I'd been when I first began writing these words. I feel… Continue reading Fairly unfamiliar, or: Gibberish up above

In this beautiful land, or: Through dreams

Poetry Partners #168 'My Inspiration, My Muse, My Love Of Life', a poem by Jaideep Khanduja of 'Pebble's Galaxy' My inspiration, my muse, my love of life, You light my soul with a warm, gentle light. With every thought, every word, every rhyme, You fill me with joy, making everything bright. Your smile, your laughter,… Continue reading In this beautiful land, or: Through dreams

Windows, or: Fourth dimension

A waltmarie Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences A chilly breeze blows across the apartment through large, open windows. We find ourselves observing the shifting seasons, passengers through time. Our senses tingle at winter's birth, our bare hands; noses; tongues... our eyes. The frailty of bare trees and wind's colors are almost hard to look… Continue reading Windows, or: Fourth dimension

W3 Prompt #32: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Intro Dear friends, Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic's Kaddish. You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here's the 'tldr' version: Part I The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond… Continue reading W3 Prompt #32: Wea’ve Written Weekly