One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Micro Poetry ~ It Doesn't Matter

The object of this challenge is to write a poem of between one and twelve lines, in a form of your choice.
Our point of departure is the line: 'It doesn't matter' from Come, Come, Whoever You Are by Rumi.

All are welcome!

More Poems by Rumi

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Unhappy Refrain

Tell me how you feel like these days
Tell me why you don't wanna say it
Tell me now what is on your mind
I'm still gonna listen to you


Sharing your sound
Connecting our feelings
Everyone has found that we've owned this hymn
Now we have found that's all

So we join in

(This prompt brought to you by me and my daughter Anne.)

Introducing Hatsune Miku! She is a hologram performing with a real-life band in front of huge live audiences. Miku and her friends perform music that is written by their fans. I find vocaloid music to be really inspiring and hope you do, too.