Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012.04.21 — Young Writing Talent: Introducing the Poetry of Jessica of the WSSCC

Today this blog isn't about me or my creative efforts, or even those peculiar fushigi things I seem to like.

Today I would like to introduce you to Jessica through her Haiku:
I prefer shorts and
A blanket in cold weather
To Chicago Junes
Within Goodreads, which is a reading/writing oriented social networking site, there is extant a little group called Weekly Short Stories Contest and Company!
I have got to do
something about this wasteful
Rapunzel leisure
I stumbled into this quiet and unobtrusive — modest — thread by accident, and it has become a source of endless delight and genuine creative inspiration. It is one of the most creative little things I've discovered on the web and as such is an excellent example of what makes the web a social good. (Okay, okay, I spend more time sitting in front of the computer than my demands for exercise would like for my personal well being.) It is moderated primarily by a young college student whose energy and contributions are astounding. Alex's writing and energy and imagination are all a huge part of its success. And for the most part it is a venue for young people learning to write. The few older people like myself who participate also bring something to it, but I consider us to be the exceptions that prove the rule.
Her strange silhouette
That lurks, encompasses us
When the lights turn on
The WSS has expanded to include a delightful and quirky poetry thread called Weekly Poetry Stuffage :) Here I and the others who read this thread have been blessed to read a diverse range of poetry, much good, some not so good, and some truly excellent. One of the best, and some of the best poetry I've read anywhere, comes from the keyboard of a young woman by the name of Jessica.
Those heavy scented,
dusty Yankee aisles make
me want to vomit.
Jessica began the Haiku thread. Wow, has this been a fun thread. Huge creativity, both with 'real' Haiku and farcical, multi-verse, interleaved rhyming "Haiku." But Jessica has recently written some that hit me so hard I remembered them for days, and kept re-reading them. They need to be shared with the world. So here, with Jessica's permission are Jessica's recent Haiku:
Remember when he
crawled into a butcher's shop
and said, "I hear God"?

Remember when they
tied him up and put him through
the sausage machine?

And fed the whale with
his end bits, the ones that writhed
like belly dancers?

Residual sleep
fell down the tip of his nose
and stayed there awhile.

But the drowsiness
wore off toward a buff shine and
he asked for a dance.

These are a few of Jessica's Haiku. She has also written some astounding modern poetry.

With this blog I would simply like to publicly say, 'Thank you, Jessica! Keep writing.'