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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Micro Poetry ~ Long-Ago Rooms

The object of this challenge is to write a poem of between one and twelve lines, in a form of your choice. Our point of departure is the phrase "long-ago rooms" from the poem When You Come by Maya Angelou. Participation includes, but is not limited to, those who have taken up the challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days. All are welcome!



16 comments:

Kim Russell said...

A beautiful prompt, Kerry! I love Maya Angelou and only hope my shadorma can do the line justice.

paulscribbles said...

Thanks for such a thoughtful prompt Kerry. Micro was just right for this morning as was the theme.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh goody, micropoetry! And what a lovely prompt.

Other Mary said...

Thank you for the prompt!

Toni Spencer said...

A wonderful prompt! I love the no more than 12 lines constraint as well keeping us brief and on point.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Kerry!💜 I attempted a Nonet. Day eleven! Phew!☕

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Pardon me for subjecting you to a second – but I suddenly realised I used an old poem yesterday for the Tuesday Platform, which is fine in other months, but in April the idea is to write 30 new poems in 30 days, so I needed an extra. It does have a (forced and tenuous) connection to today's prompt.

Mama Zen said...

Damn! I wrote for the poem, but blew the line count. Oh, well. I'll post it for you guys anyway.

Fireblossom said...

Thank you,Kerry. I haven't used the exact phrase for fear of Maya's ghost taking nautical vengeance on my spleen. But I am here, still scribbling, on day 11.

I had the worst time with Blogger for some reason, this morning. But I prevailed in the end. All hail Mighty Mouse lol.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi All! I arrived home from work to find all these links waiting for me - it has made me very happy.
Please feel free to post more than one poem (if you are playing catch up) and take the extra lines if you need them. No worries. Every prompt is a starting point- hopefully to something you are pleased to have written.

Priscilla King said...

I enjoyed the poem by Maya Angelou, so wrote a quick bit of Bad Poetry in response to this prompt.

telltaletherapy said...

thank you Kerry for this evocative and quite painful prompt, even in microcosm -

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this phrase sparked some memories. Thanks, Kerry. It is a rainy indoor day here, perfect for reading poetry.

willow_switches said...

thanks for hosting and the great prompt Kerry - Maya is such a voice - so powerful and just a beautiful soul -

hope you catch your breath!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Hi, Garden Poets! Thanks for the prompt, Kerry! Happy to go micro!

Jim said...

Had a busy day, come home and write a ditty. Thank you Kerry, your find today was sad. Wasted days, wasted lives. Mine turned out 59 words, I left it that way. It is true, there's much much more for a middle but it would be boring. Or sad.
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