Diamanté: Tyranny & Freedom

“Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.”Sylvia Plath Tyrannycruel, despoticdominating, tormenting, terrorizing,injustice oppression, liberty independencereleasing, emancipating, absolvinginnocent, sincereFreedom Diamanté:A diamanté poem is a poem that makes the shape of a diamond. The poem can … Continue reading Diamanté: Tyranny & Freedom

Rimas Dissolutas: The Open Road

Weary of the warnings I made my choiceWithout constraints that so often dictateI started down the dusty disused roadToward shimmering opportunity Clear and proud I heard the dogmatic voicePraise community, order, taxes, ratesThe guidance faith and country bestowedThat allow a hopeful future to be As I listened I began to rejoiceClaiming only a personal mandateThe … Continue reading Rimas Dissolutas: The Open Road

Senryu: Free Love in an Open Field

Love, peace and freedomUnited over three daysIt's Woodstock baby!Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of Woodstock. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, it attracted an audience … Continue reading Senryu: Free Love in an Open Field