Saturday, October 10, 2015

Up Close & Personal ~ Micro Poetry

Since Grace's wonderful Sunday series of featured poets has come to an end, I will be providing a challenge on the second weekend of the month until the end of the year.

Source: Pinterest

I have returned to the MINI angle of the prompt and combined it with the FORM challenges we enjoyed in the past.

The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines. You may choose your own form (or go with free verse, if preferred).

For those who would like a bit of guidance, or further choice, I have provided a link to The Poet's Garret page, showing a variety of 10-lined form poems.

The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind the 'Up Close & Personal' angle. I look forward to reading a variety of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Get Listed for October

from National Geographic - Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia, photo by Frans Lanting

Space has taken up residence where Muse used to pose, so I'm left to compare words: does this one taste like pebble? Because it's said, when in the desert without water, suck on a pebble to soothe your thirst.

Most taste only of sand.

So back to comparing: bumping down the street these seemingly unrelated words have been popping into mind, staying only long enough to leave an impression.

The challenge for this month's Get Listed is to use at least 2 *sets* of words in a new poem. Please, no mixing and matching - when you choose one of the pair, use the other as well.

As a reminder: write your poem and post it to your blog; link that *specific* pen to Mr. Linky below; then return to the garden to visit and comment on your fellow poets' contributions - the link will remain open.

The List:

Illumination / nation
Grim / grin
Pair / despair
Naught / naughty
Ever / every
Thrift / rift
Wonder / wander
Pander / ponder



As always, thanks for participating.

M ~