Whipped, or: Left lying

A sijo I spattered my armchair with ink, one of countless thoughtless actions; Older now, I'm more mindful, still nursing regrets from my youth; For ink, I whipped a pen around, cap left lying on my desk. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total… Continue reading Whipped, or: Left lying

Wham, bam, or: Hey! Not so fast!

A kimo youth grants us untold endless energies; middle age shortens our breath, but patience gets 'er done. What's a kimo? According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar: 3 lines.No… Continue reading Wham, bam, or: Hey! Not so fast!