Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #30

On this last day of the first edition of Micropoetry Month, I thought we’d take a look at the Jisei, the Japanese Death Poem. The Jisei, written about death in general or about one’s own imminent death, reflects the poet’s contemplation of his mortality, of what was and what comes next both in the context of … Continue reading Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #30

Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #27

I’ve always wanted to try the “American Sentence” but it seemed rather intimidating. How can one sentence be a poem? Can it? If you’re new to the form, there’s a ton of information online including here. Allen Ginsberg visualized 17 syllables in one straight line encapsulating the ‘shadow of the moment’. This is an interesting … Continue reading Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #27