Posted in Casting Bricks Collaborative Poetry

Aftermath

Linda Lee Lyberg at Charmed Chaos posted a wonderful August Challenge poem for this month’s Casting Bricks.  Her Somonka is in bold, and my completion of it follows. Everyone is welcome to join in with Jilly’s August Challenge in which we write, post and link a half poem for another poet to complete.  There is great stretching of our poetic muscles in the process of collaborative writing, and tremendous fun, too.  Join us!

Sated, my soul rests

bathed in the essence of us

what now, I ask you

head in your hands

no words fill

the immense chasm between us

 

Your cool granite skin

can’t mine veins of marble, those

hardened arteries

(vinegar of my regret)

iron bile obsidian

© Lyberg / Lyman Collaborative Poetry

Posted in Casting Bricks Collaborative Poetry

Loss & Regret

The Somonka is a Japanese poetic form that is designed to be collaborative, so it is perfect that Imelda chose that as her challenge for Casting Bricks.  A Somonka is a love poem in the form of two Tankas.  One lover writes the first 5 lines and the other responds with a second Tanka.  Imelda’s Tanka, Loss, is in bold and my response follows. Please forgive my incorrect usage of the language and my verbing of a noun.

Jilly’s August Challenge known as “Casting Bricks” is open to anyone who would care to join in; the more the merrier!  There is a permalink on my right-hand side bar or you can click here for details.

Moon, lost in orbit

looking for its sun, I am

a gaping silence

devouring your memory

an altar of your absence

 

Sun, novaed out from

your binding gravital pull

pulsing here alone

no dark to hide my wonder

if you ever think of me.

© Collaborative Poetry
Santore/Lyman