Dress for the Season – Novober 10, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Cowboy Sartorial In keeping with the new modus operandi, you can’t dine here. This is a creative piece, To see it, you must work for it. Most won’t. That too, is something of an established modus opperandi. That the? Didn’t make the cut for “Tales of the West” compilation.  Still, it wasn’t badContinue reading “Dress for the Season – Novober 10, 2022”

With Grace – August 27, 2022

graphix: spwilcen You should ask for no more May Grace provide that –Your ego never outgrows your Stetson,Confidence and your feet are comfortable in your Ariats,Your compassion flows as easy as cool water to thirst,When a friend needs a hand, your ropers are in your waistband,Your pony understands you as well as any woman,Needing toContinue reading “With Grace – August 27, 2022”

Estabula – August 21, 2022

graphix: spwilcenReleased 8/22/2022 Some time ago, I worked a piece to slice into the foolishness of current events.1  Wrote it as poetry,2 which we all know is not my forte. It withered in edit. Looking for headphone adapters that keep scurrying from place to place in the mountain of relocation boxes of {expletive] so IContinue reading “Estabula – August 21, 2022”

Questions – May 27, 2022

graphix: spwilcen NSFW Mature audiences. Language, innuendo, sex, PC-ineptitude. Hang in there. I’m getting to it. Poetry? A clever young lad – call him “Bart,”Thought he knew what best to call ‘art.’Some art that Bart favored,Deliciously savored,More resembled the sludge of a fart.1 — According to masterclass.com, limericks are a “popular form among amateur [emphasisContinue reading “Questions – May 27, 2022”

Technicolor Dreams – April 25, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Insanity Ward1 had a bit of a mishap dispensing my meds a while back.  Lead to him taking a bit of vacation.  Seems for a normal brain, some of my meds have long-term, unpredictable consequence. Some of us, the more capricious of the residents here, are now breaking-in a new attendant, Reginald, aContinue reading “Technicolor Dreams – April 25, 2022”

Worst Verse – December 29, 2021

Graphix: spwilcen Unpoemetric I oft wax a tad poemetric,Sucrose-tic and poly-synthetic.My pal, Wayne Bostain,Will sometimes complain,“You know Bud, I’m dicto-di-betic!” — But thank goodness, it doesn’t happen all that often. For those who don’t know, dictophobes and lexiphobes are folks who fear words, odd or unusual words, or words congregated in large numbers.

Unsolicited Endorsement No. 5 – November 14, 2021

Graphics by spwilcen The skilled craftsmanWorks at his art, his eye, aBrush,Words, or hisLens. He “sees.”Then creates beautifully – aPainting,Prose, or aPhotograph. He studies the mastersWhether he agrees with them,Admires them,Understands them,Or not. He pauses, andReflects.Shares what he “sees”With you and me.We too, “see.” – Por favor, en español– El artesano habilidosoTrabajos en su arte,Continue reading “Unsolicited Endorsement No. 5 – November 14, 2021”

Unsolicited Endorsements No. 4 – November 14, 2021

Graphix by spwilcen Six words written. Dusty edits, posts. That was… Okay, you understand flash fiction takes skill?You betcha!You tried it?What’s your word goal?A thou?Five hundred?C-note?Half-dollar?Two bits? How about six words?  Call it Micro Flash. Hemingway did it. When not reviewing and explaining famous works or biographing notables, this poet regularly flashes fiction under aContinue reading “Unsolicited Endorsements No. 4 – November 14, 2021”

Unsolicited Endorsement No. 3 – November 13, 2021

Graphix by spwilcen Israel Dave, poem-e-trician,I think him a poet patrician.He’s the master of verse –Form and tempo diverse,I’d call him a wordsmith magician. The man does poemetics you ain’t heard of yet.  Does them well.  Explains what he’s doing as he works away at his craft.  If you want to learn of myriad styles,Continue reading “Unsolicited Endorsement No. 3 – November 13, 2021”