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Creativity Verses Form ~ Zip

David  of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and Sangeetha of Mindfills began a fun poetry partnership in April. We celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga, The Hyakuin.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and what has grown to be a warm friendship with new poetry projects.

We decided to explore poetry forms. A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. We completed our first series Form verses creativity in June ’22. And we’re now on to the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. We added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

For ‘Z’, Sangeetha selected the ‘Zip’ form and the keyword ‘Zip’.

Z: Zip

Sangeetha’s Zip
Zipper the Brave   grits its teeth
I hold my breath It holds my pride
David’s Zip
my child's learned   to pull the fabric taut
when she zips her jacket


  • Syllabic: A haiku of 15 syllables, presented over two lines;
  • Caesura: Each line contains one internal caesura, represented by a double space.

Read all the poems in our series ~ Creativity Verses Form where we explore poetry forms


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