The rather knowledgeable and decidedly spiffy Yvonne Aburrow has issued a challenge to write an Occult Clerihew. In remembrance of the first conversation I had with her, I have chosen to respond with a whimsy upon the founder of the Church of Satan: The purveyor of ethical evil LaVey Liked his faith with a bit … Continue reading Mocking the Devil
A reminder that they don't make nostalgia like they used to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eVMWh71SmE You might wonder if there is some message behind my sharing this poem now... but I couldn't possibly comment.
Mixing perspectives on the power of belief, both good and bad, to shape lives with attempts to capture the experience of believing, the Garth and Morrissey create an experience as filled with poetry, awe, and horror as the films that inspired it. This anthology features twenty poems, five flash fictions, three articles, and two pieces … Continue reading WICKERPEDIA, ed. Kristin Garth & Nick Morrissey
In celebration of National Poetry Day, a video of me reciting a poem of which I am fond: “Medusa” by Louise Bogan. (Words below for those who wish such) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWk5htU3XhU Medusa Louise Bogan I had come to the house, in a cave of trees, Facing a sheer sky. Everything moved,—a bell hung ready to strike, … Continue reading National Poetry Day: Medusa by Louise Bogan
Today is apparently Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. In the spirit of small joys, have a haiku: Sun on scorched fields Two children sitting in dust Watch a lizard dance *A US Grilled Cheese Sandwich is traditionally fried rather than grilled so today is a fry day.
Many years ago, most of the fridges of friends were accoutered with magnetic poetry kits. I discovered today via a friend that one can now play with several of the kits for free online. Spared both the annoyance of lost words and the conflict with sociability, it provided a pleasant and productive afternoon coffee break. … Continue reading Create Joy in Our Native Server
Yesterday I came across an untitled poem by Upashna that refused to quite let go. Dusk pours her dregs of light on the weary bones draped in a corrugated yellow skin threading the silk suture A melange of reverberations in the air- a distinct chirp of hatchlings calling it’s dame at prey, the yellow tailed … Continue reading No Masks Here
I have been asked to be a judge in the inaugural Mythaxis Poetry Competition (spoiler: I said yes). The theme is "Predictions of the future written in poetry". I'm greatly looking forward to seeing how everyone captures their visions of the future. The entry window 1 August–31 October 2020 so you have plenty of time … Continue reading Mythaxis Poetry Competition
I start playing in a Legend of the Five Rings game on Wednesday. As the game is set in fantasy Japan, I was—(un)suprisingly—inspired to haiku. However, rather than a single verse, I challenged myself to create an entire cycle inspired by part of the world; which went well enough it I want to share it … Continue reading Renku with the Void
A poetry community to which I belong selected one of my haiku for October Poem of the Month. Which obviously brought me joy, but also highlighted how subjective the experience of poetry can be. A little cuckoo Echoes from beneath my feet A cave in winter The haiku is part of an ongoing series shaped … Continue reading Cucku