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Gargantua

Concrète/visual version

As the truth
Unravels

Next Christmas

Just a memory

We ate soup you made

Patiently

Quintessential apocalypse of attitude

It made me
Nauseous
Your arrogance
Your platitudes

I guess I thought I’d always love you

You made me smile

All upside down

2

Sometimes you wore your t-shirt inside out

It’s just a detail
About collars
Ribbon

Trimmings

‘I make it up as I go along,’ you’d say.

Sentence
Sentence
Gargantua

Polymorphous

Extrapolation

Repeat
Triangle rooves
We take for granted

On houses we don’t
Know what goes
On in

© Niliema Karkhanis

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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Day Jobs of the Poets

http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2013/04/day-jobs-of-poets.html?m=1

I don’t tend to do shares much on here. But I enjoy this poetic comic strip & I am fascinated by poets’ other jobs & how they inform their writings.

I didn’t yet do a post-mortem about glopowrimo. It was fun. I wrote a lot. I’m feeling excited about writing still even though I needed some time.

I will be pacing myself differently on here now. I really wanted to make this page go & it is. Thanks all. 🖊💜🌷🎵

© Niliema Karkhanis

Welled

Concrète/visual version

Upping anticipation

For a moment

For a moment

Penalties
Games
Dangerous
Consequences

Wilting
Flower
Rises

Damages
Damages
Fashionable
Attire

Tropes & taupes
Interlopes

Tears fall like
Stars from your eyes

Like
Rain

In disguise

Did you get
Punished
Again
For
Being
Righteous?

You knew 
You’d never say
Until one day
Mauve clouds
Came out
To play

With your extropy

You gave away
The day
& you made it all make sense
With an
Interplay
Of shaky
Elevator
Liminalities

Trying

Is a fool’s errand

I am the fool

Underestimated


© Niliema Karkhanis

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Signs

In my heart

A burgeoning

Frond

A time to

Clear the

Mind

A clock

Ticking

Through

Lies

Through

Lies

The way things

Are still

Come alive

Alive

Anyway

Anyway

The hands

They fly

On the clock

The ghosts

Tell time

1 2 4 5 6

7 & 9

Where do we stop

How do we go

When do we

Find the

Elements

The signs

© Niliema Karkhanis Authour’s note: a poem for day 18 of a month of poetry […]

Signs

Remaking

Whether you chose it
Or not
This is what it is
A plethora
Of nothingness
That fails to lift

The absurdity
Of fascism
The way it
Decays bodies

Life an afterthought
Yet life is everything

The further we stray
From a connection
A collective organization
Of interdependence
& cooperation
The more we lose
To never regain

Yet still
Under these
Incorrigible
Conditions
Wonderful
Revolutionaries
Remake the
The beautiful
Matrix again

© Niliema Karkhanis

The world outside my window

When everything
Went away
There was this window
The view
This balcony of dreams

I fed myself on starry nights
Drinking in the moonlit skies

Sunset designs
From colour
Palettes of
Iridescent clouds

Mythical drawings
Of imagined sky worlds

Over the treetops
Birch, spruce & willow
The whooshing
Sounds of poplars
Singing in ocean-like
Songs across the river
Kaniatarowanenneh

This little piece
Of skyview
Outside high window
Over balcony
Magical borough
Of the most
Amazing people

Cars & stars
Lovely
Parking lot
Music parties
Backyard fires

Even a crescent
Moon night here
Is a mystical sight

The planets
Messengers
Of season’s
Happenings
Always & forever
Until long before
& from long after

Replete with sparkling
& colourful companions
The prophetic winds
The universe of things

This window onto
A little piece of the city
When all was lost
It has held me

In its secrets
In its mesmerizing
Minutes

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 29 of a month of poetry 2021. Today the optional prompt was to write about a window view.

Please go read the poems  through the days on the glopowrimo site. There are lots of great poets & work. & please sign up for disqus (go here: https://disqus.com/ or you’ll see icons above each day’s comments) & upvote the poems you like. It’s a great way to support poetry month participants & to let us know what’s working with our poems as well as our responses to the prompts. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


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A haunting

Parsing meaning
From unreal
Concepts
The methodical rotations
Of gravity worn bodies

Evanescent
& ascetic ghosts
Consume
The air
Around you

Spirits
Pleasantly drunk
On aether with much
To tell

Whispering anecdotes
Translated aphorisms
Coded in winds
Reading rooms

Walls cannot contain
Their hungry forms
Weathered by the friction
Of passing storms

Howls mixing
With calls from
Wind & thunderous
Intentions

You disrespect lands
& peoples
& then dismiss the
Hauntings of hungry
Phantoms

Most were not made
To repeat in sync
With atrocities

From subtle airs
The ghosts remind us
Of pasts & futures
The multiverse of existences
A haunting of meanings

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 30 of a month of poetry 2021 using Your daily word promptsparse‘ & ‘ascetic‘ & Word of the day challenge promptevanescent‘.


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Of quietude: a conciousness stream

It’s been quiet for you lately

Some construction sounds

Here & there

Always the birds

Mostly it’s welcome peace

Of mind & body

The threats

The shouting

Through hallways

Stopped

Still there can be disquiet

Internal & external

Rustlings

As new leaves come in

As blossoms send memos

Of arrival

You remember trajectories

Impacts & outcomes

You work in

Stillness set in chaos

Until you can’t

Dreams

All kinds

Of dreams

This […]

Of quietude: a conciousness stream

© Niliema Karkhanis

For Your Daily Word Prompt ‘disquiet’

Authour’s note: poem 30/30 for a month of poetry 2021. My 30th & final poem for completion of glopowrimo. I will continue on this month writing on more prompts among other things.

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Wonderlust

In your wonderlust
Did you ever
Wonder about
The reasons
Why we are all
So small & so big?

& in that existence
How it affects
The matter of things?

Did you ever wonder
Why we feel?
Why we are made
Up of parts
Small & infinitely
Connected?

Did you ever wonder
Why existence even is?
Wonder about
The eternal
Unresolvable
Greatness
& tininess of things?

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for, yesterday, day 28 of a month of poetry 2021. The optional glopowrino prompt was to write a poem of questions. I like to play with this concept of wonderlust.

Please go read the poems  through the days on the glopowrimo site. There are lots of great poets & work. & please sign up for disqus (go here: https://disqus.com/ or you’ll see icons above each day’s comments) & upvote the poems you like. It’s a great way to support poetry month participants & to let us know what’s working with our poems as well as our responses to the prompts. 💜🎶🖋🌸🌷💌


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Exhortations

Exhorting against
What doesn’t
Make sense

Somersaults
Summertime

Turning over
Being

Over & over

Vertigo
Epiphanies

Senses
Enable
Fates

Ten things
Which didn’t
Happen

Ten things
Which did

Cartwheels
Trampolines
Fun between
Turmoil

Sombre enablings
Between sunny
Possibilities

Life meets
Itself
Under shine
& starry
Nights

Exhortations
Television
Realizations

I don’t
Belong
To anyone

& that’s how
I like it

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a consciousness stream for day 29 of a month of poetry 2021. For Your Daily Word ‘exhort’ & the Word of the day Challenge prompt ‘enable’.


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