Top Ten

HELLO POETRY is a user-friendly and uncluttered website. It is easy to comment and message other poets. It’s a sort of lyrical Facebook without the bells and whistles. They provide a count of how many views a poem gets over time. One never knows if these stats are truthful, or just algorithmic hype, but accepting the bean counters at face value, here are my ten most-read poems since I began posting at the site in 2015. They range, top to bottom (if one believes the stats), from 40K+ views down to 9K+ views.

  John Greenleaf Whittier’s Snow-bound (1865) comes in at number one with 43K views.

Snow – Bound 

Diversity Training

Planet of the Smartphones

Jungle Smile

Betting on the Races: Dark Horse

Cuneiform: Textual Intercourse

A Chicken in Every Pol Pot

Poultry in Motion

Hung on a Psychosociolinguistic Scaffold

Christian Types in Limerick

 

Submerged

Then they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and Egypt their glory.

 Isaiah 20:5

Pulsating freak anemones’
Protoplasmic revelation
Netherworld futilities:
Darwinistic thought-abortion.

Permanent Egyptian bondage:
Eggman dragging Pharaoh’s ark . . .
Droning superficial sondage
Rises in black light of dark.

It’s Pharoah’s sub-Erythrean grave !
Sun Ra drones within the vault;
Atonal mode that cannot save . . .
(This is all Chad Van Gaalen’s fault.)

 

 

PROMPT#1

write a poem inspired by this animated version of Seductive Fantasy by Sun Ra and his Arkestra.