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Mindfills

Getting lost is not a waste of time


  • my fingers ~ a nonet

    my fingers remember the colours
    when sunrise surprised you at dawn
    and your blue eyes covered me
    in sea breeze and bird songs
    painting the moment
    we could secert
    in two hearts
    and one
    soul















    Mindfills for Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesday ~ ekphrastic poetry – syllabic form, Moonwashed Musings ~ evolve; GoDogGo cafe

  • riding ~ a senryu

    riding on the breeze

    opalescent soap bubbles

    ~ love yearns to delight

    Mindfills for Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesday ~ senryu

  • Creativity Forms Verses ~ Ludo

    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 HyakuinRipples.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and celebrate 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. We knew we’re on to something. So we wrote the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. Here, we added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

    And now, and in December ’22, we’re onto our fourth collaborative writing project ~ Creativity Forms Verses. To form verses, we turned to creativity, inventing new poetry forms, A through to Z.

    For ‘L’, Sangeetha created the ‘Ludo’ form.


    L: Ludo

    Sangeetha’s Ludo
    Once upon a poem, I chanced upon a mind
    Gifted with genius, a wordcrafter sublime
    Cerebral in scripting lyrical poetry
    Synchronizing true rhythms and rare philosophy
    Imagination intrigued interestingly
    Intellectually, extraordinary!
    David’s Ludo
    By chance, I've a friend with a poetic, kind heart-
    Wisdom deep, perspective and cleverness imparts;
    Lyrical she and eminently expressive-
    Compassionate words and approach unaggressive;
    Harmoniously pens lines alphabetical-
    Imaginativeness ~ non-hypothetical!

    Ludo?

    • 6 lines;
    • Syllabic: Each line has 12 syllables;
      • The first line starts and ends with a 1 syllable word;
      • The second line starts and ends with a 2 syllable word, and so on.
    • Rhyming: L1 & L2 rhyme; L3 & L4 rhyme; L5 & L6 rhyme;
    • The word ‘chance’ has to appear once.
    David & Sangeetha’s ‘Creativity forms verses’

    A ~ Atoz 

    B ~ Beyonder

    C~ Clackackonance

    D~ Doremido

    E~ Ex

    F ~ Fibonacci Sapta

    G ~ Golden Drill

    H ~ Helipad

    I ~ Inetersperse

    J ~ Juxtadecasec

    K ~Keywyrd

    L~ Ludo

  • significs ~ haiku


    sparkle on fresh snow
    window's winter frost cracks a smile
    ~meaning of sunrise

    spring opens a door
    tranquil burst of pink blossoms
    ~meaning of delight

    crushed orange evenings
    sands keep secrets warm all night
    ~meaning of summer

    monsoon lashes out
    at palm trees on river banks
    ~ meaning of nature


    till the last leaf falls
    distant red stars stay awake
    ~ what does it mean




    Mindfills for The Skeptic’s Kaddish ~ W3 prompt by Denise de Vries. We are told to use an online generator for a prompt. I used the word generator, and got the word Significs ~ the science of meaning ; Kigo ~tranquil (nodokaall spring)

  • wallpaper ~ free verse


    Wallpaper eyes watch

    a blur of truths

    packaged in bleached silk

    and rainbows

    I shrink

    into another story of me

    the ink from my eyes write

    to fill a fallen silence

    Mindfills for Sadje’s WDYS

  • Creativity Forms Verses ~ Keywyrd

    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 HyakuinRipples.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and celebrate 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. We knew we’re on to something. So we wrote the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. Here, we added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

    And now, and in December ’22, we’re onto our fourth collaborative writing project ~ Creativity Forms Verses. To form verses, we turned to creativity, inventing new poetry forms, A through to Z.

    For ‘K’, David created the ‘Keywyrd’ form.


    K: Keywyrd
    David’s Keywyrd
    True deceivers and heathens; every
    end throughout history decreed and
    arranged; direful truth effected; humanity
    huddled desperately at the edge;
    eternity's threshold devours all hope
    • Keyword: D.E.A.T.H.
    Sangeetha’s Keywyrd
    Endings rankle faith in goodness;
    inevitable gloom forebodes, eschewing reason;
    regret inches forward, gathering evidence;
    emotions, feelings, glum; reality, inconsolable
    I go feeble, remembering endings
    • Keyword: G.R.I.E.F.

    Keywyrd?
    • Select a keyword with five distinct letters (no double letters);
    • The Keywyrd poetic form has five lines;
      • Each line has five words;
      • Each of the five words in every line must begin with a different one of the letters that spell the keyword, but not necessarily in order;
    • You cannot use your selected keyword or any form of it in the poem;
      • The content of the poem should relate to your selected keyword without actually mentioning it.

    David & Sangeetha’s ‘Creativity forms verses’

    A ~ Atoz 

    B ~ Beyonder

    C~ Clackackonance

    D~ Doremido

    E~ Ex

    F ~ Fibonacci Sapta

    G ~ Golden Drill

    H ~ Helipad

    I ~ Inetersperse

    J ~ Juxtadecasec

    K ~Keywyrd

  • To ~ a senryu


    To the younger me,
    Spend less of your life doing
    Live your soul...being

    Mindfills for Sadje’s Sunday poser ~ what would you tell your younger self?

  • Creativity Forms Verses ~ Juxtadecasec

    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 HyakuinRipples.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and celebrate 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. We knew we’re on to something. So we wrote the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. Here, we added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

    And now, and in December ’22, we’re onto our fourth collaborative writing project ~ Creativity Forms Verses. To form verses, we turned to creativity, inventing new poetry forms, A through to Z.

    For ‘J’, Sangeetha created the ‘Juxtadecasec’ form.


    J: Juxtadecasec
    Sangeetha’s Juxtadecasec

    I set off on an epic adventure
    Chirpy, full of beans but wallet empty
    See, feel, search, closed doors and open hearts;
    Part of the fun lies in finding out;
    Doubts may go; Faith may stay; Trails may just end,
    Sending me back fast to life's battle front;
    Untraveled, I neither win nor lose
    Shoes I don, pack my night lamp, start my day;
    Playing every end game, I start from scratch
    Catch my breath and throw caution to the sky.
    David’s Juxtadecasec

    Feet planted on earth, eyes
    trained to the sky,
    My questions seek answers that trouble Man;
    Can it be- life ends with death's certain cut?
    What if, more or less, there's nothing but now?
    How to find meaning with nothing to lose?
    Whose grand joke is this, this dark tragedy?
    Free will or fate? To surrender or try?
    Why even bother? Is belief not odd?
    God, gods, or chaos? Order lures the mind;
    Finding faith a front, it's back down the street.

    Juxtadecasec?
    • 10 lines;
    • 10 syllables per line;
    • The last syllable of each line rhymes with the first syllable of the next line;
    • The last syllable of the last line rhymes with the first syllable of the first line;
    • There should be a pair of antonyms in each line.
    David & Sangeetha’s ‘Creativity forms verses’

    A ~ Atoz 

    B ~ Beyonder

    C~ Clackackonance

    D~ Doremido

    E~ Ex

    F ~ Fibonacci Sapta

    G ~ Golden Drill

    H ~ Helipad

    I ~ Inetersperse

    J ~ Juxtadecasec

  • When at ~ found poem


    When at 3 am I'm stirred awake,
    summer strewn, in a sea of clouds, huddled,
    Keep voice soft as nectar please;
    You can't see it, a labyrinth of roots from across time;
    Thought is still;
    City oasis, a sliver of winter,
    touched by a moonbeam, transcends...
    Once upon a poem, I found my friend

    Mindfills for Found Poem, hosted by Laura Bloomsbury at DVerse. We are asked to stitch the first lines of our first poems of the 12 months of 2022. I love this challenge! The line “Keep voice soft as nectar please” is from the other Found poem. Thank you Laura 💕

  • I ~ free verse

    I sat down to script a lie


    a song to blur the edge of life

    Ivory keys held my trembling hands awhile

    played ting ting to make me smile

    Words floated in for a caring peek

    To soothe the grimy tear on my cheek

    My song became a wail of woe

    My faith fell face down on the floor

    Music then sat me down and said

    Hush you silly one, you're not done yet

    So what if deceit is what they chose

    It's their sad story, not yours

    Truths and lies..Oh they're whimsical has-beens

    Just live and love the in-between

    Mindfills for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt ~ script (100 words); RDP ~ blur; Cee’s CBWC ~ anything music