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.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Micro Poetry ~ A Poem Lovely As

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: 'A poem lovely as...'






19 comments:

willow_switches: Pat🍃 said...

thanks for hosting Kerry - and well, aren't you a poem as lovely as ... this inspiration?

fascinating little choice - happy micro poeming everyone ...

Fireblossom said...

I have ignored the point of departure. I advise legal action against me. But I have written an 8 line triolet. <<example of redundancy.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Good Morning, Garden Dwellers! Thanks, Kerry, for the inspirational prompt! I came in under twelve lines! :)

Frank J. Tassone said...

Alas, I am as deserving as fireblossom to be subject to legal action. ;) I completely missed the point of departure.

Jim said...

Thanks for hosting today, Kerry. A Tree by Kilmer was the first poem besides Nursery Rhymes that I ever memorized, first grade I think. My picture I took this morning, without Picasa and using a screen print, it is rather course. I may change it as it is hard to read Snoopy's Change cartoon.
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Sherry Marr said...

A very cool prompt. Yay! This was the first poem I loved, when I was eight.

Toni Spencer said...

I remember quoting this poem when I was six for some school play. I still remember it to this day. I think many of us are going to use the mea culpa excuse today for leaving a poem that doesn't fit the prompt. Perhaps if we read the prompt first instead of just dropping a poem? thank you Kerry for taking the time to give us a lovely prompt.

Margaret said...

Back from vacation... I'm in denial as school starts Monday... ugh. I enjoyed this challenge.

Kim Russell said...

I love this poem, Kerry - it's a good choice! I've been out all day, bouncing and rhyming at the library, drinking coffee with a friend and choosing new glasses, so I've just got round to writing a little poem. I'll see you all on the trail!

Vicki Rogers said...

Practicing some more, it is helping me so much reading such beautiful writings on here.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, what a lovely prompt! (Smile.)

grapeling said...

admins, please delete my post - my apologies ~

baili said...

Oh this is so touching and beautiful!
you expressed the whole idea so nicely !
i imagined the tree as praying ,each creation has reflection of his creator

Susie Clevenger said...

I wrote two poems for the challenge. I am struggling to write these days, and I go from dark to light. Thanks so much for the challenge Kerry.

Vivian Zems said...

Oh dear! I’ve gone off-script! So sorry 😐

Vivian Zems said...

I’m going to write another one that fits the prompt. Feel free to delete the first one, Kerry😀

Kerry O'Connor said...

I wouldn't dream of deleting links.. this is merely a starting block, not a place of detention!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Greetings again, fellow Garden Dwellers. I've posted a second one that more closely follows the prompt.

Fireblossom said...

So many links...that's encouraging to see! I am making my way around as best i can. I don't like to read too many consecutively...I get cross-eyed and don't know what I am reading after about 5 poems, so I visit, leave, come back.