the words of water having no punctuation flow around pebbles and rocks wearing down to silt words roll from ripples pop from bubbles and sparkle in foam and crystals forming sub-zero dirges words melt into spring filling ditches and gutters gurgling and splashing with the plump plopping of dew and rain dripping and dropping Kim […]

Prehistory in Amber

(found in an Science Alert article on research published in Current Biology) at a jumbled stall on a Myanmar market, among curios, rubies, jade and other gems, an amber trader offered an innocent stone, in which was preserved an ancient dinosaur tail of feathers and bone, frozen in a honey glow, unique specimen of a young coelurosaur, […]

Birdsong Choka

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – July 16, 2016. Bastet has asked us to write our reflections about change either by using a Choka (formed by writing any number of 5/7 syllable couplets and ending the poem with an extra seven-syllable line) or a Shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables) or perhaps a Shadorma variation.  We should choose […]