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, December 12, 2015

In A Grain of Sand ~ Micro Poetry

To see the world in a grain of sand...
William Blake


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Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). You may choose your own form or stick to free verse, if preferred. For those who would like a bit of guidance, or further choice, I have provided a link to Poet's Garret, showing a variety of 7 line poems.

The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind the 'In a Grain of Sand' angle. I look forward to reading a number of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem, and a return to comment on poems linked later would be appreciated.



18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Friends, I will be travelling back home tomorrow and will read and comment once I have touched base with my family. I look forward to your poems, and to getting back to some writing of my own.

Magaly Guerrero said...

My "grain of sand" might be a bit more like a clump, but it feels all right. ;-)

@Kerry, reach home safely and enjoy your family. Read you soon. ♥

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Hannah said...

Ditto what Magaly said and thank you, Kerry for the challenge!!

Outlawyer said...

Hi Kerry! Safe travels. K.

brudberg said...

I have for once written something upbeat... I might have thought more about to spare the voids around the grains.

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for hosting while en route, Kerry. I am feeling pretty blank atm but you never know--I do love the form. Stay safe.

Jim said...

Travel safe, Kerry. I watched a travel-log of a lady who went from Cape Town or Johannesburg up to Lake Victoria. Is that very safe in modern days? Hers was about seven years ago. She would go off into villages away for the station, sometimes riding her bicycle.
At the time of filming travel companies were offering her trip.
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Blogoratti said...

Great them, should make for interesting reading. Greetings to you!

Fireblossom said...

I'm worried this may encourage haiku, which leads to breakdown, insanity and ruin. ;-)

Yvonne Osborne said...

I just happened to write a few grains. But no haiku!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for the kind comments: your thoughts must have reached me via the ether as I had a very safe journey (along a three lane freeway, Jim, not - thankfully - through the heart of rural Africa).

PS. All haiku welcome (we never shy away from insanity etc in the garden!)

;-)

Fireblossom said...

LOL Kerry. No we don't!

Marian said...

Haha + XOXO to Kerry and all of you! OMG I cannot miss a tight form challenge, no pressure or anything, EEK I'll be back!

Other Mary said...

I look forward to reading these!

grapeling said...

posted this a while back but now can officially link up... happy Sunday to all ~

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Okay quit picking on haiku...lol! I'm in this week and did a Tanka instead. I love the subject and found a very nice picture to go with it. I'll be back to read this week. Hugs for everyone, be safe!

Margaret said...

Had to sit and comment on my last challenge I participated in (a week ago Friday!) and had to write some poetry although it means I will lose a bit of sleep. I have a few old challenges I still need comment on and hope to curl up one evening by a wood burning stove with a blanket and glass of wine... sigh. probably would fall asleep.

Anyway, sorry for my absence as I hate to not participate. (Kerry, I WILL get my challenge posted early this time)

Thanks for the challenge!

Gillena Cox said...

I went the way of a form i'm still not sure i can master, but i haven't written in, for a long time, the ghazal

hope you pick up my grain of sand and really scrutinize it; i'm game for lots of feedback

much love...