A few I have written recently (to my shame, I don’t know what the plural of ‘haiku’ is).
mouth frames a silent
shape into the ultimate
defeat of language.
gulping down bottles
brimming with you yet I still
have deserts for lips.
when eyes shut, you paint
my world in hues of jade smiles
and cherry laughter.
she wanders round rooms,
fingers flicking morse code lights;
no doorways darkened.
I excavate words,
the archaeology of
ancient souls laid bare
you: an open wound
cauterised daily with lime
and tequila tears.
I keep forgetting to post my poetry here! I’ve been trying to write daily haikus (have managed 4 in a row so far) but also responding to prompts and such.
I have had a phrase stuck in my head that I think is a quote from something. The thing is, I have no idea where it’s from and I’ve no idea how to look for it. (Google is not helping) Any thoughts?
My latest writing discoveries:
- I write a lot of stuff that initially doesn’t seem to make sense (mostly poetry). Well, maybe it really doesn’t at all, I dunno. I just like the sound of certain words together. Certain phrases just get stuck in my head and I feel I have to put them down on the page.
- I like using usual words in an unusual order (as opposed to fancier words).
- I like writing one-line stories or micropoetry.
- Also, I like space.
- At the moment, I seem to be at war with grammar. to me, capital letters are not aesthetically pleasing (at least, for micropoetry/one or two-line stories) so I don’t use them at the beginnings of sentences.
- I enjoy writing poetry. 🙂
there’s a murmur in my veins I can’t put down.
people can only practise philosophy because they can never get it right.
lingua mortal non dice
quel ch’io sentiva in seno
– A Silvia, Giacomo Leopardi
now I only exist as the space between words
and the silence between heartbeats.