White light, or: Refracted

A haibun Things have really been looking up of late. I've settled comfortably into my new work schedule, although getting myself to my second job in the evenings is rather a drag, as I'm spending more hours than ever before at the office during the day. I hope life continues going in this direction. My… Continue reading White light, or: Refracted

Beautiful cold stone, or: Dawn sunshine blanket

A magnetic sijo created with Magnetic Nature Poetry kit season of beautiful cold stone winter clouding gentle spring light dawn sunshine blanket over dark rocks fertile earth wet with bloom life follows path of moon cycle listen to her ancient song 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #2 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that… Continue reading Beautiful cold stone, or: Dawn sunshine blanket

Spring, or: Winter?

A haibun Jerusalem is unseasonably cold this month. March is ostensibly a spring month, right? And Israel is a Middle Eastern desert country. It should not be as cold as it is right now. Nevertheless, in the past two weeks, the temperature in Jerusalem has ranged from 5ยฐ C (41ยฐ F) - 17ยฐ C (62.6ยฐ… Continue reading Spring, or: Winter?

Blues mist spray, or: Rainstorm rock symphony

A magnetic sijo created with Original Magnetic Poetry kit wind blows live blues mist spray languid music plays over diamond lake rainstorm rock symphony pounds through waters in a lather delirious, she moans with lust in sweaty dreams swims aching 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #1 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include… Continue reading Blues mist spray, or: Rainstorm rock symphony

Pre-warmth, or: The Peak of Rains

Micro-Season (Kล) for early February in Jerusalem Major Season (Sekki): "Pre-warmth" ("Ha-khom Ha-kdam") Jerusalem's "Pre-warmth" Sekki is the tail end of winter, when it is still cold, but spring is on the horizon. It follows immediately after the coldest month of the year, which is January. Micro-Season (Kล): "The Peak of Rains" ("Si Ha-g'shamim") The… Continue reading Pre-warmth, or: The Peak of Rains

In, or: Out

An American sentence in 10 words: Occasionally, I wonder which of my forebears was first exiled. 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… Continue reading In, or: Out

Slushy, or: Smoothie

An American sentence: Caked in uncommon, slushy snow, Jerusalem's worth photographing. 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 line… Continue reading Slushy, or: Smoothie

Catadupe, or: Cata doxa

Poetry Partners #15 A haiku series by Quaranjavirus of 'The Forgers of Fantasy' Monsoon storms raging, Lightning lighting up the sky, Clouds dancing with joy Heavy rain pouring, Puddles reflecting dull grey, Beauty of nature. Frogs leaping around, Snails blissfully slithering, Rain bringing delight Patter concluding, Vivid rainbow visible, Coloring the black. Quaranjavirus: http://theforgersoffantasyart.wordpress.com/ A… Continue reading Catadupe, or: Cata doxa