EIF Poetry Challenge #14: Tanka

As we have already explored the haiku form in a previous poetry challenge, this week I wanted to take a look at another Japanese form: tanka. If you thought a tanka was simply an extended haiku, think again! There is a lot more to the form than this. Read on to find out more... The... Continue Reading →

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Leave a light footprint #poetry #Earthweal

Leave a light footprint:tread softly on your waygo with grace and dignity and always with a light stepwith a light heart without a thoughtof wasteor wantor wishing more than plenty;seeking only harmonytake nothing more than what you give. Leave a light footprint: one dayyour children will follow in the steps you leave behind leave them a clear path and a safe route to... Continue Reading →

Twitter Poetry Week 3

This week, I have mainly been writing tanka, as I've been trying to learn more about the form for the EIF Poetry Challenge. There are a few other forms in here too. Do let me know what you think; I'm always interested to know which micro-poems work best and why. This is a new style... Continue Reading →

The Long Read #poetry #dVerse

I’m going out for a read todaya long readit may be in the library or by the lakeor maybe I’ll catch a train and take my bookall the way to the seasideand read therebut it will be a long readand when I come backyou will hardly recognise me:My neurons will be pumped;my imagination primedto perfection;the curves... Continue Reading →

‘Quantum Entanglement’ revisited for dVerse: #poetry

It’s quantum entanglement:two bodies joinedin close proximity thensplit asunder, stillmatched in eternitycommunicating over trackless wastesof space and timeunfathomable, then,what I'm to doif I should seek to break free from these charmed quarks and thisquantum weirdnessknowing I am part of youa partthat's etched in me. © Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved I had an earlier version of... Continue Reading →

You and me, Sea #poetry #Earthweal

Ain’t it just like you and me, Seawhen we dance together,I barefoot on the sand, you lapping at my toes? Ain’t it just like we’re two parts ofthe same whole:I was born of you, and youbring me to life once more? Ain’t it just like you and me, Sea?And we’ve always been togetherdancing a saline tango... Continue Reading →

Attacks of the past: #dVerse prosery

Sometimes, the great bones of my life feel so heavy, and I wonder, where on earth does it come from, all this weight? There is a song lyric: ‘what’s that secret sorrow that your carryin?’ But it’s no great secret: bereavement, separation, loss. I feel bereaved by every memory which hijacks my senses unexpectedly from... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Don Matthews Trilogy #14

It's time once more for our weekly trip Down Under, where Don will be doling out some sense, sensibility and downright silliness to get the week off to a good start. Priscilla is busy getting Lizzie ready for the show (see featured image, above). To find out more about Priscilla, Lizzie and the whole FCS... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #11: Jota

As the cold weather continues in the Northern Hemisphere, I bring you a dish to warm the cockles of your heart. Jota is a thick and hearty soup made with beans and sour cabbage. This dish is a blend of Mediterranean and Central European culinary traditions. It is popular all over Slovenian Istria, and also... Continue Reading →

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