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, November 19, 2016

The Cross-roads ~ Micro Poetry

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.



The Mesh
Kwesi Brew
Ghana

This weekend, our frame of reference is 'The Cross-roads' quoted from Kwesi Brew's poem, The Mesh. 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.



14 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Cross-roads and choices are wonderful topics... We all need to put on our critical thinking caps.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the challenge Kerry ❤️ sharing an etheree! xo

brudberg said...

Did a little 10 line sonnetina on the subject of winning or losing. That's a real choice I think,

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I enjoyed doing a free verse micro-poem, after weeks of practising forms as I have been doing.

Thank you Kerry, for the introduction to wonderful Kwesi Brew. I hope I managed to catch a little of his tone in my offering.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Helen, I very much enjoyed your poem but found it difficult to comment on your blog. Apologies.

telltaletherapy said...

four choices in 10 lines - a great theme

telltaletherapy said...

I was intrigued by your poetry bits - evidently a woman who loves words Magaly and admire the way your re-wired them to create this devastating 10 liner

angieinspired said...

my ten lines look doubled because of the font, but it really is 10 lines:)

Margaret said...

Thank you! Perfect timing for Crossroads theme. My son is visiting from NYC and we went to see my college daughters big "Scene Design" debut at college last night. I will be back to comment here and on the Tuesday platform later tonight or tomorrow night - my son goes back to NYC Monday so we are having lots of wonderful family time.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great challenge Kerry

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness - I forgot the 10 line rule.... sorry. I'll see what I can do... I might have to take a slap on the back of the hand ...

vijita pillai said...

Hi friends! Kindly accept my apologies.. I will be commenting late on all your wonderful poetry forms. Even when I am logged in from my account, my blog page shows I am not and cannot enter on most of your pages :( Once the problem is solved, I shall :)

ps: in case anyone had a similar problem anytime and knows to solve can help me :)

Samyuktha Jayaprakash said...

I had a lot of fun with writing after a long time thanks to this challenge! :)

Ekta Khetan said...

I love this forum and love to participate here.

Kindly do check my post http://www.numerounity.com/2009/08/the-man-at-crossroad.html
and let me know your feedback. I will love to blog hop on your posts and read them too.

Take car, Ciao!