Finally got around to the prompt from weeks ago at the always-interesting Found Poetry Review, to use the pages of the CIA's Style Manual as a source for a found poem.
I used to be a writing teacher and have read a lot of style manuals. It is depressing how horrifically boring they are. If a style manual is a good indicator of . . .
Beautiful poems at Beauty Will Save the World lately, as usual. I loved this one by Anne Perrier. I had never heard of Perrier before. I am going to offer my translation first and then the original.
All earthly things
One must love them in passing
And gingerly carry them
And with a low voice sing to them
Holding on . . .
Today at CDHK it's this Chiyo-Ni haiku for our prompt:
floating away, despite
the butterfly’s weight on it
For some reason it made me think of a lightning bug we saw in the grass yesterday at dusk. My older son says that the females lie in the grass and signal the males, who fly around flashing their . . .
I have enjoyed lately reading some of the discussions about what the heck is up with poetry these days. I like thinking about what counts as poetry, and not, and why--about appropriation and erasure poems, e.g.
The whole discussion reminds me of a lit class I took in college, reading Russian lit in the original, when one . . .
Kristjaan's prompt for this national day of mourning in the Netherlands for the victims of the shooting of flight MH-17 is the cuckoo's cry, a haiku by Shiki:
in the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry
Somehow because of the timing, the crime of murdering the passengers and pilots of . . .