Yearly Archives: 2017

Dear Ms. O’Leary

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Outside the Lines

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Puddle

~ an EWK 2:4:6:8:2 ‘Cinquain’ Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Black Satin

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Falling Star

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Planted

~ an EWK ‘Awareness Against Angst’ Essay   ©2017 EWK

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Touching Each Other

~ an EWK Tanka 5:7:5:7:7 Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Bonsai

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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A Silent Thunder

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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In Tangerine Dreams

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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As Written

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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This Wind

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Castle in the Sky

My desire for you had to go, As you dropped me cold as snow. My passion for you had chilled, As you locked me out with the walls you build. My dreams of you shattered all night, As you catapulted

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It was Good

And he said it was good. Good enough. She said. • And she said it was good. Don’t question her. Believe it. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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‘CURVATURES’ ~ an Acrostic

The touch of a poet’s vision… ••• What a poet sees is rather what his eyes feel… As his words so written; might conceive and reveal. ••• This acrostic poem has the traditional leading-letter word at each phrase. I have

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Room for Cream

©2017 EWK

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Threshold

©2017 EWK

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Castle in the Sky

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Black Coffee

I keep His house This ain’t My home I got chores for a life — turned cold: black coffee sipped alone. The doors lead to walls Windows broken glass Plaster holds scars hid — of unforgiven’d deepening cracks. Man of

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Carefree Days

* summertime sidewalk chalks moonlit nights * fishing trips canvas tents nature hikes * swimming pools sunburned tans beach and sands * windblown kites iced tea sipped tree house climbs * firefly lights apple pie naps on quilts * children

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‘expectations’

‘expectations‘ 👆 This looks like a simple word. It is extremely complex. Incredibly dense, heavy gravity. Cannot be sliced up or taken in portions or be broken up. It is always whole, or not. • To also consider: expectation =

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‘Before I Knew It’ ~ a poetic letter to a girlfriend I never knew (this is true)

I often wish I was A more expressive friend, back then In the days we had, Ages of some few years Plus ten. ~ We had our moments I know I felt that thrill. Just to sit with you besides,

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‘CREATE’ ~ an Acrostic

Communicate Ruminate Emanate Accentuate Titillate Enunciate   ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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From the Beginning

the day had come to just believe the trail of our lives Led to you with me. there were signs along the ways pointed in directions As if we were lost. take another step is all we could do as

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Filled to Brim

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Traffic

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Several Sensual Stanzas of Seven Syllables

— whispered wants send out shivers — skins wakened warmth flows within — gasps heaved from a lover’s grasp — musk and dews of passions cusp — climax comes so soon relaxed — ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Without a Doubt

It is not What you Wear. As a stitch-thin veil. It is What you Declare. As a heart-spun tale. ~ I’d rather be a scribe of subtle variations of versification. Than to be a boisterous bard of flippant incantations. ~

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Fire*

There’s a fire* inside of me. Embers of past dreams casting sparks. Teasing and tempting to ignite each day. Smoldering deep vapors of combustion. Dreams erupt as I have seen. Dreams drift as yet to be. My dreams burn: white

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First Kiss

Waiting for creative inspiration to come is sort of like being a shy boy and waiting for your first kiss. ~ Make eye contact despite your fears reach out express your feelings and don’t worry if it makes you blush.

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Sing it like ‘Satchmo’

• play my words      as a jazz tune sways hear my voice      in a dulcet jive • dressed so debonair      class blow that valved horn      brass bourbon on ice      glass

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It’s a Poet Thing ~ Haiku

~ an EWK photo Haiku   ©2017 EWK (photos from Pixabay, image enhancements & photo montage’ by Eric W. Killip)

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Found

• My ears drop wet tears. — Hearing. Your words fall from what you say. — Speaking. My eyes show dismay. — Seeing. Us in such a way. — Love’s decay. — Seeing. You go out the door. — Speaking.

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Lines of Desire

• • ancient Kama Sutra inspires. intuitive Techniques aspire. • • swooning Hearts beating. heaving Chests breathing. • pliant Earlobe nipped. nuzzled Nape kissed. • supple Skins revel. huddled Hips tremble. • languid Lips parting. teasing Tongue darting. • silken

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the Peach

©2017 EWK (a Tricube poem is composed of 3 syllables per verse, 3 verses per stanza, and 3 stanzas in total)

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the Poet

the Poet … does not have a vocalist’s melody; to carry their legacy, standing alone on a nightclub stage. ~ … does not have a band of instruments; to strike their soulful innocence, upon a pulsing back-beated harmony. ~ …

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This Heart of Mine

~ The savior of others, I’ve always longed to be; never taking a moment to look at who’s saving me. Helping those who’ve never asked; nor know my soul, this is my heart aching burden. ~ To jump all in,

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Ignition

ignition starts my key turns, a heart. upright reclining seats resonant radio, beats. motor idle whirs fluids warmed, swirl. we ride as one a moonlit, sun. maneuvering swift curves our bodies gently, swerve. we never tire our palms wet, perspire.

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‘Skip’ ~ an anticipation alliteration

our lips nip.   our hands strip.   our grip slips.   our hips dip.   our thighs drip.   our hearts skip. ~ an EWK alliteration Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Poetic Lines

commonly subdued thoughts with feelings are inscribed in poetic lines ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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wanting

wanting.                                    1 flirts kiss bliss . needing.                                

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Sky Blue ~ a Haiku

sky blew from above hear the whisk of angels wings Earthly treasure found ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Residues Unglued

R-E-S-I-D-U-E-S   U-N-G-L-U-E-D Respirations Exhaled Saturate Indelible Doubts Upon Emotions Spent Unrequited Nocturnal Gratifications Linger Unsatiated, Embers Death. ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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‘is’…

Hard questions with rounded corners…   is… life a legacy? is… death a destiny? is… hope a habit? is… church a choice? is… religion a ritual? is… faith a philosophy? is… love a language? is… war a weapon? is… peace

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My Guitar ~ Electric version

Metallic sheen of my limber cordage laid; tensioned and waiting your embrace, your hand grips and glides as fingertips press. Grasping me at length in just the right place. Syncopated backbeats restless throb; my body hewn of firmly crafted curves

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My Guitar ~ Acoustic version

Notes in tune as desired upon my strings; tightly bound in lithe response to your touch. Flexing cords so sinewed and taut; songs uplift as strummed and plucked. My lacquered body held upon your lap; a resonant source, our tonal

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PASSION by day & by night…

‘PASSION by day & by night…’ by Day… Pursuing Altruistic Sensations Satiated Intensively On Nonconformative necessities   by Night… Pulsating Affections Sensually Succumbed Inside Our Nakedly nurtured needs ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Morning ~ a Haiku

it’s morning again sunrise comes but once a day following the night ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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The Right Stuff

Twilight Excites Upright Ignites So much thrust at twilight excites us. The Right Stuff pushed upright ignites lust. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em ©2017 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four lines

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inspired

©2017 EWK

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Geometric Growth ~ Haiku

~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Bound – Haiku

reeds between the twine hayed stacks baled high in a barn bound for Winter’s needs ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK (photo taken by me, on a scenic drive in the countryside)

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Time to Feed the Traps ~ Haiku

~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Harvest of Divorce ~ Haiku

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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an Inoculation of Alphabetization Fantasization

ABC… Roll up your sleeve, a fantasy. … Anticipa’tion Bijec’tion Consumma’tion Devo’tion Emo’tion Flirta’tion Gratifica’tion Harmoniza’tion Interac’tion Juxtaposi’tion Kinky situa’tion Lo’tion Mo’tion Necessita’tion Orgasmic celebra’tion Perspira’tion Quiet medita’tion Romanticiza’tion Stimula’tion Titilla’tion Undula’tion Vibra’tion Whispered admira’tion &… XYZ, as the termina’tion

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love imbued

♥ skin dewed ruddy hues sultry mood love imbued ♥ lips hot passions sought limbs taut naughty thoughts ♥ looks glisten kisses given nipples stiffen bodies pivot ♥ feelings shared fantasies bared loving care heartbeats paired ♥♥ ~ an EWK

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Just Looking ~ Haiku

©2017 EWK

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To the Point ~ Haiku

A new Photo Haiku poem. (a work-in-progress) The context here is intentionally heavy with ‘fusoku-furi’, or Japanese essense of metaphoric distancing; #1✔ …And syllabic structure of and respective of 5:7:5 phrasing (as in English); #2✔ …And there is a symbolic

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My Generation

my generation varying shades of ages autumn of our lives ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Nest Egg

Nest egg has been cracked Holiday bills migration Bank balance heads South. ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Words that Cry

Words that cry for me Tear stained in poetic verse The rhymes of my life. ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Waxing Poetic

waxing poetic feelings softened as written hard emotions drip ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Discover her Story

She was like a book Found, Held deep within Antiqued parchments Inks impressed Illuminated scripts. Stories authored Expressive, And finely bound With gilded accents Embossed with filigrees Dignified exquisiteness. So subtlety Tinged, Self published By her own discretion Chapters enumerated

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