DS Coremans’ Prompt Responses – Hour 1

The Poetry Marathon 2022 – Hour 1

Original Poetry by DS Coremans


Sonnet – Life is Art

Does art imitate life, or is life art;
a sequence of exhibits to be seen
just once in a life-time, or through a screen
but beauty feels superficial through glass.

Only by standing with bare feet upon the grass
can you understand what feeling must mean
to the birds on the branches as they preen
birds which were ready to fly from the start.

It is in their nature to touch the sky
to return to build a home from debris
creating new life without intention.
Nature is beauty, without having to try
or be shown , birds build a nest in a tree
until it is ready for creation.


Additional Poems

Cinquain – Life, The Canvas

Life is
little more than
a canvas prepped for art.
Look to those around to inspire
your mind.

Haiku – Water

Water cannot fall
before first it has risen
gathered by the sun.

Triolet – Within the Lines

Within the lines of repetition
and in the words you left unsaid.
There is no need for my permission
within the lines of repetition
just be sure of your decision
and in the words you left unsaid.
Within the lines of repetition
and in the lines you left unsaid.

Senryu – Rise Up

I cannot rise up,
not until I have fallen
and I must stand up.


Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

7 thoughts on “DS Coremans’ Prompt Responses – Hour 1

  1. “what feeling must mean/to the birds on the branches as they preen” – I loved this line. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing 🙏🏼

  2. I loved allof these short offerings of observations. The sonnet water is lovely
    “Water must rise before it falls, gathered by the sun”
    What a great line.

  3. Wow, these are wonderful pieces that complement one another and all using various ‘forms’. I hadn’t come across a triolet before and love yours – the longing and hopefulness in the poem. The haiku ‘Water’ was well-crafted with such a beautiful homage to nature – its theme resonated with me.

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