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, February 20, 2016

one this snowflake ~ Micro Poetry

"one this snowflake (alighting) is upon a gravestone"
e.e. cummings
[For original typography of this poem, visit Harvard Magazine]

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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 The Poet's Garret, showing a variety of 6 line poems (or sestets).

The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind the 'one this snowflake' 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.



17 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

My "one this snowflake" is in...

May your Saturday be what you wish it to be, everyone.

Blogoratti said...

Hello and warm greetings!

brudberg said...

Some snow from Sweden... (and the gravestone)..

Mama Zen said...

For mine, I played with typography.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the challenge - didn't really rise to the occasion of snowflake - but there IS snow in the photo... :)

Jim said...

Hi Kerry ~~ I like e.e. cummings though I haven't read a lot of his stuff (I do have a link to his complete poems). I enjoyed his "The Enormous Room," a 1922 autobiographical novel, his first, about his captivity by the French during WWI. Connections of his father and family got him released faster once the father knew where he was.
Snowflakes? Not here in the Texas Gulf Coast but I do remember them from Nebraska and New Hampshire. Will see what I can figure out. First to read the rest from where your line came.
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De said...

Don't you just love how his formatting allows it to also read:

One this snowflake (a lighting) is upon gravest one.

Loves me some E.E.

Also, snowflakes. This is a wonderful prompt. Off to play.

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

I love micro poetry and enjoyed playing around with the shape of the poem - just a shame that when I copied it to WordPress it lost its shape and I had to sort it out again!

Susie Clevenger said...

No snowflakes in my poem.. Just a short poem. Thanks so much for the challenge!!

Carol Campbell said...

I went with a summer snowflake. I enjoyed this. Thank you, Kerry!

Outlawyer said...

Thanks, Kerry, for cool prompt. k.

Other Mary said...

Love this! Thank you Kerry.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi ho, am without a computer right now, working on my tablet. I responded to this prompt with Like Flawless Magicians, but don't know how to link with a tablet. Great prompt. I came up with mine while picking up dog poop in my yard....the stuff of transformation!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

This was perfect for this week I had "one" in mind and included a snowflake in another, more melted form. Lol! I enjoyed the photo I know the photographer who does these from Google+. He's from Russia grows them on wool, photographs them and is a really nice guy. Have a great week!

angieinspired said...

i see a concrete poem...

Birgitta said...

So beautiful!

Hannah said...

Thank you, I'm sorry that I'm so late.