Theology, or: Perspective

My 2nd Clogyrnach

A narrative poem

My God's far beyond my beyond
But to his presence I respond
Oft He shows His love
Light streams from above
My beloved
I'm so fond

He drops flakes of manna for me
Showering generosity
Towards them I swim
Towards the Great Rim
My tears brim
So meekly

He defies imagination
Gills quiver with adoration
He knows ev'rything
Accepts all I bring
My Sea King
You're the One

d’Verse

Poetics: Exploring the Narrative Voice

This poem is my response to the most recent d’Verse prompt, which encourages us to write a poem in the voice of a fictional character. It can be any character you like, and you can introduce it in your own voice if you choose, but the main body of the poem must be in the voice of your character. If you wish, you can write a dramatic monologue; or create a spirit voice through whom your poem speaks. The choice is yours: experiment with fiction in your poetry.

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 13

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021.

This week, with my six-year-old daughter at home every day during the Passover holiday, I had less time alone with my thoughts ~ there were things on my mind that I wanted to write poems about, which I did not get to. Still, I managed to stick to my commitment! (She’ll be returning to preschool on Tuesday of next week…)

Anyway, below is my 13th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom & Happy [end of] Passover from Jerusalem,
David

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 12

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021.

It’s funny to me that I know how many days have gone by this year merely because I’ve been writing daily poems since day one.

Please note that I’ll be offline for the next couple of days because of Shabbat (the Sabbath) and the 1st day of Passover, which ends at sunset on Sunday. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of you lovely people then!

Anyway, below is my 12th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom & Happy Passover from Jerusalem,
David

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 11

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021.

At this point, I’ve really merged my Twitter poetry with my WordPress poetry, which was not what I had intended at the start, but it simply got to be too much for me to write twice as much poetry. It’s amazing to me, actually, how long it takes me to write a poem sometimes. A poem may contain fifty words, but I might work at them for hours and remain unsatisfied. On the other hand, when I find myself pleased with a poem of my creation, it’s incredibly rewarding.

Anyway, below is my 11th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

Sorrow, or: Tomorrow

My 2nd Awdl Gwydd

Massaging words into verse ~
this blasted curse Life gave me;
Prose oft feels... not... quite... enough
to set this stuffed up mind free

Sometimes, smooth stanzas don't flow
to my deep woe and sorrow;
But when rhymes thwart this tired quill,
there still awaits tomorrow

Dissatisfaction with the 1st

I just recently discovered Welsh forms of poetry and have been rather smitten by them.

Yesterday’s Awdl Gwydd (my first), which I titled ‘Form, or: Substance’, left me feeling somewhat dissatisfied (particularly with with the 2nd stanza), regardless of how much I attempted to massage it.

Writing this, my 2nd Awdl Gwydd, felt redemptive 😊