Poetry Tuesday: “Love. What Is This Word?”

Got your coffee?  A cup of tea?   Here we go. So the conversation begins (see yesterday's post) with a sampling of my tetrameter (eight syllables per line, roughly) musings, a discipline I've continued each morning for over a year now.   I've decided to ignore whether or not these writings can properly be called …

Poetry Tuesday: We Need, We Men and Women, Wanting Much

WE NEED, WE MEN AND WOMEN, WANTING MUCH We need, we men and women, wanting much; A breakfast bun, a hand nearby, a breath, And quicker answers to the mad questions Buzzing our quiet times, distracting us. From nothing we came, but what does that tell us? What nothing is nothing, what kind of nothing …

Poetry Tuesday: 100,000 Words

The most significant writing I did in 2012?  Hard to say yet, but here’s one contender: over one hundred thousand words in lines of free verse tetrameter. 100,000 words in sessions of 15-20 minutes a day 5-6 times a week.  Had no idea until I transferred all of it into Word files. Is it any …

Poetry Tuesday: Make Me A Tower (Don’t Reduce Me)

What if we treated each other like poems?   Things of beauty to be broken apart and experienced instead of commodities to be judged? Here's a piece that I've performed a couple of times, down at the open mic of the Seattle Poetry Slam and then in a worship gathering at the Northwest Church.   …

Poetry Tuesday: He Lifts The Elegant Lid

Poetry Tuesday...I've told a few people how I've been throwing down lines of tetrameter since Ash Wednesday.   What if Tuesdays here became "Poetry Tuesday"?  No comment, just some lines for the perusal of whoever wants to wander by? Sure, why not?   The following was my entry from about three weeks ago.   Enjoy... …