Welcome to week five of our Seven Deadly Sins series! Our foray into the theme of Envy produced what are probably three of the least similar interpretations yet. This week’s theme may inspire even more disparate submissions!
Burning Soul IV
This world is caving in, I don’t think I’ll last
Cretins surround me, trying to throw me off the path
And you’re no help, I don’t know what to think
When you tease and you pry, seducing me to sink Continue reading Free Verse – Envy – SD
I remember reading
Of Dante’s blinded –
The envious sinners
with eyes sewn shut. Continue reading Free Verse – Envy – JG
I know you.
I know you like the earth
Knows geology: Constantly
Happening but we can’t
Quite Name it. Continue reading Free Verse – Envy – Marcy Erb
We are now reaching sin number four in our seven-part, seven-week poetry series featuring the Seven Deadly Sins! We also had two guest submissions for the first time, which is always exciting. Three of the poems spoke directly about food, with one other focusing on the material side of gluttony. Continue reading July 8 Theme: The Color of Jealousy?
The Charles Dickens Diet
Dickens was truly concerned
About your health and well-being –
How prescient of him! Continue reading Free Verse – Gluttony – Marcy Erb
A guest submission for this week’s theme!
Thoughts on the Subject of Glunttony
In my culture,
How someone feeds you
Is in direct correlation to how they love you. Continue reading Free verse – Gluttony – Melaney Arruda
A culture in decline
A hunger made divine
A product of swine
Exalted like fine wine Continue reading Free Verse – Gluttony – JG
Burning Soul III
Can’t you see our way of life is dying?
Are you blinded to the strip malls crumbling,
Soon to be replaced by — nothing? Continue reading Free Verse – Gluttony – SD
Welcome to week 3 of the Seven Deadly Sins series! Last week’s contributions to the theme of Lust proved to come from completely different directions once again. Who knew that one theme could cover the birth of a child, a hunting predator, and the physical connection between people in one shot? Continue reading July 1 Theme: Gluttonous Appetites