Definition

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, 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.



18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

P.S. No more than 10 lines but it may be less. The decastich forms are by no means prescriptive.

hedgewitch said...

I love the return to the mini-aspect, Kerry, and of course, to form as well, though this time I have written in free verse. I have at least stuck with the up close and personal aspect. ;_) Thanks so much for hosting.

brudberg said...

Oh.. a form and mini, and form. It brought me back to triolet, that was a long time since I wrote.. hope I got close as personal too..

Blogoratti said...

Warm greetings and best wishes!

Fireblossom said...

I'm looking forward to trying this.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Lovely - enjoying this short form - like the feeling of ten lines... Happy poeming to all ...

Hannah said...

Micro is such a great way to focus on word choice...and zooming in is always a good practice, too, I think. Thank you, for the challenge, Kerry.

I've paired this with M's Get Listed challenge as well.

Happy weekend to everyone. :)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hi Kerry. Thank you for this prompt. I put three small pieces together. I hope that is ok

Grace said...

Thanks Kerry for lovely form challenge ~

Jim said...

Ten lines, I didn't count the words. But, a even one hundred syllables. Not sure that is micro? Fun write even for something not turning out very cute like I was thinking it would have been.
Thank you, lets do it again next month.
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Gemma Wiseman said...

A great prompt. It just flowed for me.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think, with Jim, that 10 lines is quite long for micro. Yet I had trouble fitting all I wanted to say into 10, even though some of my lines were longish. I think/hope it qualifies as 'up close and personal'. Now to see what others have done!

brudberg said...

After reading through all the great entries, I had to do a second entry.. :-)

Susan said...

Posting a small personal wish ... fantasy. Lovely prompt!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am so pleased to see how many have enjoyed this prompt (I was at a bit of a loss as to what challenge I should do).
@Rosemary - 10 lines was the maximum number, and anything less (and more micro for you) was equally fine for me.
@Bjorn - I am thrilled you came back for another turn. Thanks to all who have taken up my invitation to write more than one poem.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Such a long time since I have visited here, nevertheless glad to have my mojo back!
Anna :o]

Glenn Buttkus said...

God, I showed up at the eleventh hours, jumped in quill first, & had some warty fun. I will get around to visiting folks beyond the close of the link, it seems.

Margaret said...

Well, I jumped in after the 12th hour :) I will be visiting ... but it will take time as there are a lot of links! Great. Can't wait to read them all.