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, June 23, 2018

Micro Poetry ~ It Doesn't Matter

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 line: 'It doesn't matter' from Come, Come, Whoever You Are by Rumi.

All are welcome!

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16 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Greetings from the middle of Winter to those in the middle of Summer... the longest night is over.

Fireblossom said...

And the longest day! ( I like long daylight about as much as the Opera Ghost would!)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Indeed! At least I have some vacation time ahead so I can sleep through the dark hours.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the challenge, Kerry!­čĺ× I'll be back shortly to read and comment. Happy Weekend everyone!☕

Toni Spencer said...

What an amazing prompt Kerry.

brudberg said...

Here in the far north the longest day is very very long... I have not seen darkness in weeks. Midsummer has passed...

said...

"Ours is not a caravan of despair." I love that line.

Sour
is not a raven
of De's pear.

I had to go with "raven"; the only anagram I see for "caravan" is "vaca ran." And a running cow is not a pretty poetic image. But maybe a bird that isn't sour, eating "De's pear," is a little better. :)

I'm going to do that exercise we played with a while back, using that line.

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Thank you for a great prompt Kerry!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the prompt! My writing is a bit dark these days, but it's therapeutic.

Jinksy said...

I've been struggling to make my blog layout do what I ask of it, so I'm up very late! Will have to try again tomorrow and save visiting till I've had a night's sleep... :-)

annell said...

I know that I am late, perhaps too late, but here is my write.

WHAT DOES MATTER AFTER ALL

The sun and the moon
The world outside
The cosmos too
Let's say

We pick a jacket
With the words on the back
"I Really Don't Care Do You"
The words are simple
Not hard to understand

About what you ask
And I answer
What does matter after all

June 24, 2018


Kerry O'Connor said...

Never too late for one of our prompts, Annell. Yours is very much on point.

Outlawyer said...

A wonderful wonderful prompt. Love the Rumi. Thanks, Kerry. k.

Kim Russell said...

I'm just back from visiting daughter and grandson on a very hot day - over three hours there and then back again! Also feeling warm from all the cuddles. :) I'll channel the joy into a micro poem as soon as my feet are back on the ground.

Jim said...

Had some fun reading on these. I went off the deep end. Deep six. It doesn't matter after that.
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Priscilla King said...

It's not a poem, but Annell and readers might want to read https://priscillaking.blogspot.com/2018/06/understanding-dont-care-jacket.html .