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 8, 2016

A Splash of Rust & Gold ~ Micro Poetry



Ibadan 
(A city in South-Western Nigeria)

Nigeria

Greetings to all! 
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). Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred.

This weekend, our frame of reference is 'A splash of rust and gold...' quoted from John Pepper Clark's poem, Ibadan. Follow THIS LINK to AllPoetry.com where more of his work is available to read. 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.


8 comments:

Outlawyer said...

Beautiful poem and visual presentation. K.

brudberg said...

I love to write in ten lines, and dive into some forms... love the splash of rust and gold...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank you for introducing me to John Pepper Clark!

To use the frame iof reference, I have tried to write colourfully and descriptively about my own home town. The 10-line form is a dizain, 10 lines of 10 syllables each, rhymed ababbccdcd.

Kim Russell said...

What a beautifully presented and gorgeous quotation from John Pepper Clark. Thank you for introducing me to his poetry, Kerry.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed this short poem by JP Clark. Thanks for the info on the dizain, Rosemary - perfect for this challenge.

Margaret said...

Beautiful prompt.

telltaletherapy said...

the colours and the brevity were irresistible p.s. Rosemary's dizain is one to think of for the future

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I am as enraptured by the poems for this prompt as I was by the prompt itself. Such beauty! It seems this one inspired us all to excel ourselves.