Frank at DVerse is challenging us poets to try reverse poetry. Thankfully the entire poem does not have to repeat, but there should be some kind of a shift and repetition.

Everything seems to be going wrong,

Vicissitudes of capricious life;

Idle seem to be the people who can

Leave the world better.


Leave the world better:

Imbue hope with kindness

Vital for life —

Everyone is a person who can

Leave the world better.

Holy Places

For DVerse’s latest Poetics. We are to include our ideas about holy places in a poem. God can certainly be worshipped in a place, but the most important thing is to worship Him in your heart.

Holding God in a box is impossible,

Ornate temples cannot contain the divine,

Let the sacred into life and find:

You have a holy place inside.