Archive for January, 2011

Why such tight constraints? Just seventeen syllables Can’t possibly work.   — — —   Haikus, in my opinion, are one of the best ways to write a poem. It’s short, it’s simple, it’s pure genius! The best part is having to express your poetic thoughts in only seventeen syllables and the intense brainstorming that […]


Vain efforts

22Jan11

How do we stop a biting criticism before it bursts through the doors of our mind?   How do we stop that murderous feeling of jealousy, hate, contempt?   How do we keep these frail, pale cheeks from turning a weak and bashful red?   How do we withdraw those brimming tears; can we bridle them, […]


Like traffic, the busy fumes of a clogged heart do not seek solace. The many earthly loves do not help, The world in all it offers is mute, and it fills none; it empties.   But like key into lock, some Great Wind, strange and compelling, strikes you into a known whirlwind, strong and solid; […]


Now you’re probably wondering why I am the worst poem in the world. I am about to tell you.   Because I am literal. I am shallow. I have no beautiful inner meanings. You can’t,  “read between my lines.” I don’t use big words. I have speling misteaks.   I have no form or interesting […]


sentiments

12Jan11

today I bought a doll with bubbled cheeks and silken lips and hair like dust in sunshine.   clothed in plain cotton smudges on its shoes and its soul shined through its porcelain eyes.   we play together like friends from birth soul mates siblings lovers.   today I bought a new doll with eyes […]


Of evening trains and heart pains Like those silent strangers, Blurred faces, musing opposite me in the boring rumbling ride, You detach yourself as if we had never met.   Like the indifference upon these downcast passenger faces And their devilish fixation with books and newspapers.   Do you know who I am anymore?  


Windy day

12Jan11

The prettiest sight I have ever beheld: The weightless leaves At every second, held Mid-flight, then scurrying, In a flurry of hurry Chasing each other No time for introductions Just silent laughter As rustling echoes Impatient in the wind Dicing cold air With leaps and spins The settle a moment – But only a  moment […]