The Other Side of the River
Poetry Piątek #66
side of the river is
dressed up for fall, slowly revealing
herself, while preparing
for new life.
Autumn is a beautiful season, and where we live, we are treated to a marvellous festival of colours. It’s also a season that’s a great reminder of the need for renewal to grow. After the beautiful colour explosion, the leaves will fall to the ground, leaving the bare branches to survive winter and making room for new life erupting again in spring. It’s one of the many wonderful ways of our world’s nature.
You can bring this back to publishing poetry. Poets have used novel ways to share their art with the world since the beginning of time. Okay, that might be stretching the poetic license a bit, but I think you know what I mean. Following the example of poet Ashwini Dodani, I created an NFT of the poem above. Yes, that’s right, a Non-Fungible Token. A blockhain-based way of digitally sharing unique art pieces. Exploring new avenues, autumn is a great time for that.
Are you doing something new these days?
Haiku. I love writing them. But with such a famed poetic form, there’s always someone who says that your haiku is not a real haiku, because… some silly reason. It’s one of the reasons I created my own syllabic form. However, I still enjoy a nice haiku. Especially from someone who writes them to simple and clear “rules”. Like Suzanne Kiera Anthony did in this I Can Haiku And So Can You.
Music While You Read
Have you already listened to the November playlist? It’s ninety minutes of lovely tunes.
This time, I’ve also created an audio version of this poem. I’m thinking of making it a series. Listen, and let me now what you think.
From the Archives
Why not listen to an old episode of my podcast series. I might just be working on a second season…
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