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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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. "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.

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  7. Thank you for a great prompt Kerry!

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

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  9. 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... :-)

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  10. 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


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

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

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  13. 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.

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

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

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