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 18, 2017

And the Moon ~ 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.

This weekend, our frame of reference is "And the Moon and the Stars and the World" - from the title of this poem by Charles Bukowski.

And, for good measure, another poem to feature the moon, by Rumi:

At the Twilight

At the twilight, a moon appeared in the sky;
Then it landed on earth to look at me.
Like a hawk stealing a bird at the time of prey;
That moon stole me and rushed back into the sky.
I looked at myself, I did not see me anymore;
For in that moon, my body turned as fine as soul.
The nine spheres disappeared in that moon;
The ship of my existence drowned in that sea.

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.


Outlawyer said...

Beautiful Bukowski poem, Kerry. I don't know if I will be able to participate but enjoyed the poem, and yours! k.

Marian said...

I love this prompt. So moody! Love.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you for the challenge Kerry ❤️ sharing my poem "The Moon and I" hope you all like it❤️

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I adore brevity, Kerry! In fact, I will share more than one, what fun. I fell behind last week so enjoying this! My first share is 11 lines, I hope you don't mind I couldn't take one line out. Have a good weekend!

brudberg said...

I thought about lunacy and moon.

angieinspired said...

a mini = haiku
(still think I could shorten it, if I had more time)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

OMG I hope we didn't have to write about the moon, I would have, but I have had a thick head this week. I hope it doesn't leak into my poetry. I just did the micro poetry part and enjoyed the poem. Hugs!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A sweet prompt, just what I wanted after waxing all deep and serious recently. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

I love the prompt Kerry.

Kim Russell said...

I'm moonstruck by the two prompt poems, Kerry. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

there's been a lot of lunar activity this month but have missed it all due to cloud in London so making the most of this marvellous prompt with a moon garden

hedgewitch said...

Well, of course--since it's the moon. ;_)

brudberg said...

I had to do an american sentence as well... :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Many thanks for all the wonderful responses to this prompt.. each time I have returned, I have found more poems waiting to be read.