NaPoWriMo 2019, day 24: Belated Shakespeare Day

For Shakespeare's (probable) birthday yesterday, I rewrote his Sonnet 73 as a haiku* sequence.

* Defining haiku as "3 lines of respectively 5, 7 and 5 syllables," which isn't the only definition or the one I prefer.


Haiku Sequence 73

A few yellow leaves
hanging on a shaking branch
where sweet birds late sang.

In the western sky,
after sunset, a faint glow--
until night takes it.

Low, flickering fire.
Ashes of its roaring youth.
Death by nourishment.

In these images
seeing me, your love grows strong
for what it must lose.

-- William Shakespeare and Carl Bettis


NaPoWriMo 2019, day 23: CREDO

Antikythera Machine

Our dog, Lucy, wanted to get in on the "explain your deepest beliefs" action.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, day 22: Self-Taxidermy

Candy Bead Necklace

A heteronym poem by Basil Cartryte.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, day 21: Invention for T.T.

Spotteswoode contact breaker

A work by heteronym Thomas Gorn.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, day 20: All Deities Reside in the Human Breast

All deities reside in the human breast

A visual work by heteronym Basil Cartryte.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 19: Credo

lazuli finch

Since I've asked all my heteronyms to write about their deepest beliefs, it's only fair that I do likewise.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 18: Credo

William Blake illustration for Milton's Il Penseroso

Another entry in my heteronyms writing about their deepest beliefs.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, day 17: The Invisible Mr M

Mr M

A heteronym poem for April 17th.

Continue reading


NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 16: Credo

illusion s

I've asked my heteronyms to relate their most deeply held beliefs.

Continue reading

- page 1 of 3