Here then gone, or: Transi… ent…

A 'reverse etheree' transient fingers clacking, eyes scanning, transient concerns, loves, perceptions, transient earthbound existence, transient concepts perceived, transient, here then gone, transient then gone, transient we, transient transi- tran- Moonwashed Musings weekly prompt Transient

The Septanelle, or: Creativity verses form

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they decided to continue their journey together; and Sangeetha came up… Continue reading The Septanelle, or: Creativity verses form

Together, or: Apart

Again, I'm parenting alone without my spouse, who's now abroad, stuck with daughter's chatter, unrelenting- this, our known path, oft trod. Of course, she's older now. So, it's much easier to get along; I'm not new at this- have long since learned how to stay upbeat and strong. Together, we'll- get through this challenging week… Continue reading Together, or: Apart

Smoke, or: Mirrors

A 'Jay's Way' poem Comes a point (I'd rather not admit it) that I employ poetic forms to flaunt wit, rather than work at enhancing art... To seem -oh- so smart -to impress- (I confess), brings me great pleasure. So- wordplay; letters; rhymes; & measures... I'll have a go at challenges many won't. Sure, just… Continue reading Smoke, or: Mirrors

Aphorism, or: Trudat

A new aphorism in the form of an American sentence: Novelty may bring self-satisfaction while provoking not a thought. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17… Continue reading Aphorism, or: Trudat

To believe, or: Heaven leans on earth

A Cleave poem in the form of two Shadormas as I age rhythms shiftover endful days whetting my sensestransformed by a wisdomexisting beyond mein the perceived universe calling unrelentinglyI've come to believe heaven leans on earth How to read a cleave poem? Simply: Read the left hand poem as a first discrete poem.Read the right… Continue reading To believe, or: Heaven leans on earth

Agency, or: Complexity

An American sentence: Itโ€™s human nature to perceive agency in life's complexity. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™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 the… Continue reading Agency, or: Complexity