Sparkling crystal pools, or: Drowning

A 'Septolet' Her breathtaking blue eyes studied him. He felt himself drowning in sparkling crystal pools. Sammi's weekend writing prompt #302 Sammi prompts us to use the word "breathtaking" in a piece of poetry or prose that is exactly 14 words long. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words… Continue reading Sparkling crystal pools, or: Drowning

Wry eyes, or: Our eyes

Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent mo- tionless- e- motion- less; and yet- there's... twink- ling there, it... seems, mayhaps it's just the light playing tricks- and yet... her wry eyes smile, knowing our eyes are admir- ing- Twiglets #313 trick of the light #TankaTuesday Colleen Chesebro offers us the painting… Continue reading Wry eyes, or: Our eyes

Wild thoughts, or: Crumpled sheets

Poetry Partners #169 'Night of wonder', a poem by Angela of 'Poetisatinta' put art before self, seize a night of wonder for in this curious reality the woman kindles, touches, talks and wild thoughts melt in a silk dressing gown shredding particles of light. Poetisatinta: A 'Shadorma' by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’… Continue reading Wild thoughts, or: Crumpled sheets

Woman, or: Beautiful

Poetry Partners #165 'Black and Beautiful', a poem by Irobiko Chimezie Kingsley of 'MEZIESBLOG' If you must lie to me, Maria, please try not to cry Smile like a child and wipe my tears like blind Bartimaeus Should you trip and fall off a cliff, spread your wings and fly Sing a sweet song and… Continue reading Woman, or: Beautiful

A real experienced broad

The private eye nodded knowingly. "Yep, Mildred's a real experienced broad, pal. Real, real sharp. Always ahead of whatever's new in the game. Back when all the rest of the girls were getting into a tizzy about the advent of instant messaging services, she saw their potential clear as day… She's always understood the fundamentals…… Continue reading A real experienced broad

REBLOG: ‘Another Hit’ by Ken Hume

Poem: It’s another hit But not of the musical kind Leaves a woman Scared out of their wits, quivering in fear Wishing she could rewind (Instead of dancing on the floor) Holding back the tears With a black eye & a swollen lip What excuse will she give this time? “I walked into the door… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Another Hit’ by Ken Hume

Gender-neutral, or: Girly

A Golda Programmed by our society, her favored color is pink But why? 'Twas Mamie Eisenhower who changed the way folks think. #TankaTuesday The above 'Golda' was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems inspired by a color of their choice. I chose the color 'pink'. Murisopsis’… Continue reading Gender-neutral, or: Girly