The Season of Expansion

I.The void, too, bubbles:Voidless static sunders us,swelling years yawn wide. II.Follow the linelessharmony as she builds up —bursts forth — a new seed. This morning, I reached the part of The Poem’s Heartbeat about syllable-count verse; Corn mentioned that haiku are generally supposed to be contextualized against the seasons. While I wrote haiku in my…

Skillbuilding in Verse (#1)

Most of my poems either go by syllable count, (more or less) iambic pentameter, or a combination. This has been true since I started writing poetry as a child. Iambic pentameter is like a well-loved pair of jeans that you can dress up to go out or dress down to stay in. For a while…