Ode to my stubbornness, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 writing prompt, selected by Poet of the Week Deepthy. (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/28/w3-prompt-22-weave-written-weekly/). She asks for an ode to a thought or idea that largely influenced your life or character. So… what does influence my life and character? The first thing that came to my mind was my stubbornness and IContinue reading “Ode to my stubbornness, by Britta Benson”

Synaesthesia, or: What colour is Tuesday?

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry challenge set by Poet of the Week, Musisopsis (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/21/w3-prompt-21-weave-written-weekly/). Theme: Synaesthesia. Form: Dizain. I thought this would be easy for me. You can read about my problems with this particular challenge in today’s post on Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland (https://brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/part-of-me/). Here’s what I eventually cameContinue reading “Synaesthesia, or: What colour is Tuesday?”

Just a stone from that beach, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the W3 Poetry Prompt set by Aditi. The guideline: Write a pantoum, theme: anything dreamy. You can find Aditi’s phenomenal prompt poem and the complete guidelines by clicking this link: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/14/w3-prompt-20-weave-written-weekly/ A pantoum? Never done one of those… I found the form extremely challenging, but my pig stubbornness wouldn’t allow meContinue reading “Just a stone from that beach, by Britta Benson”

Love, or: Elephant

Here’s my response to my own guidelines on The Skeptic’s Kaddish weekly poetry challenge, W3. You can read the full prompt post here: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/09/07/w3-prompt-19-weave-written-weekly/ Love, or: Elephant My love for you, non negotiable. I was yours, long before I felt gossamer fingers, toes, stroke my soul from the inside out, and even after that midwifeContinue reading “Love, or: Elephant”

Boots on the ground, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 prompt, set by Steven S. Wallace. This week, the challenge is to write an ekphrastic poem inspired by a picture Steven took. I did not manage to copy his photograph onto my blog, so I chose an image, similar in spirit, I took a couple of years ago.Continue reading “Boots on the ground, by Britta Benson”

Musings of an Obliteration Room sticker sheet, by Britta Benson

A few days ago, I visited the Tate Modern in London. Until the end of August, people can take part in the Obliteration Room, an interactive artwork by Yayoi Kusama. It’s basically a big, white apartment in the Turbine Hall of the museum, and visitors can walk through the various rooms. At the entrance, everyoneContinue reading “Musings of an Obliteration Room sticker sheet, by Britta Benson”

London Lanturne, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to my own prompt guidelines for the W3 Poetry Challenge (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/10/w3-prompt-15-weave-written-weekly/). I’m in London just now and this is my attempt of describing the city in the current prolonged heat wave. I initially chose the lanturne form, simply because of the alliteration. With hindsight, though, I think it works quite well. LondonContinue reading “London Lanturne, by Britta Benson”

How to explain summer, by Britta Benson

Bit of poetry news: I’m W3 Poet of the Week over at The Skeptic’s Kaddish – a weekly poetry challenge I cannot recommend highly enough. You can check it out here: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/10/w3-prompt-15-weave-written-weekly/ Also: My haibun ‘How to explain summer’ has been published on Whispers & Echoes today. (https://whispersandechoesmag.home.blog/2022/08/10/how-to-explain-summer-britta-benson/) This requires some explaining… I’m in LondonContinue reading “How to explain summer, by Britta Benson”

Longing for water, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry challenge. The prompt guideline, set by Sylvia Cognac: write a poem that contains the word ‘water’. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/03/w3-prompt-14-weave-written-weekly/ I write about water a lot. It’s one of my favourite subject that never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps it’s due toContinue reading “Longing for water, by Britta Benson”

That moment, by Britta Benson

Every week, I look forward to the W3 poetry challenge, hosted by David on The Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week, the guidelines, set by A.J. Wilson, are as follows: Write a poem in no more than 12 lines, include the word ‘waiting’. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/27/w3-prompt-13-weave-written-weekly/ Here’s my response… inspired byContinue reading “That moment, by Britta Benson”

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