insomnia revisited

 

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children of God

(written as “american sentences” of 17 syllables each)


 

Yes, Paul quoted poetry in his speech at the Areopagus —

As even your own poets have said, “For we are indeed his offspring” *

Athenians made many gods, even built an altar to “unknown god”.

(Ever wonder how people who knew so much, understood so little?)

Man cannot create God; his Spirit moves, unconfined to our image.

 

 


*from Cilician poet, Aratus, in Phaenomena, and also Cleanthes, in Hymn to Zeus.

Taken from historical/biblical account in Acts 17:16-31. Beth Moore’s Portraits of Devotion gives fresh insight (sentence #4 is hers).

 

something to cluck about

TweetSpeak Poetry celebrates April as National Poultry (Poetry) Month!

I think that I will never see a thing as
lovely as a turkey (struttin’ his stuffin’)

Writing poultry means lots of scratching
and requires a bit of gravel in the gizzard.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
She wanted to be poultry in motion.

Fine feathered friends don’t let hens
drive drunk to live poultry slams…

Concerned about April 30th, Poultry in
my Pocket Day? Find a cute chick!

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poetry manifesto…or not

 

memory of menopausal aunt road raging

at unaware defenseless drivers

 

holy guacamole!  eager tongue reaching

to taste zestfully smooth inspiration

 

aghastly entangled gordian knot yielding

only to sharpened double-edged entendre

 

first thoughts bright butterfly winging

free ’til inner editor second-guesses.net

 

crystalline flute trio recital melting

winter slushy to wild refreshing rivulets

 

jealously tuxedoed orcas screaming

bloody murder at deaf penguins

 

hysterical moment when ulysses s. granting

amused moose mousse “pre-approval”

 

…in chocolate denim with shot of espresso, of course.

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maybe a little too much “expresso” today…i’m a poet in the larval stage,

misfitting any specific movement, and ambivalent about a manifesto…

i simply write because i’m compelled to by an inner creative urge!