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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Up Close & Personal ~ Micro Poetry

Since Grace's wonderful Sunday series of featured poets has come to an end, I will be providing a challenge on the second weekend of the month until the end of the year.

Source: Pinterest

I have returned to the MINI angle of the prompt and combined it with the FORM challenges we enjoyed in the past.

The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines. You may choose your own form (or go with free verse, if preferred).

For those who would like a bit of guidance, or further choice, I have provided a link to The Poet's Garret page, showing a variety of 10-lined form poems.

The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind the 'Up Close & Personal' angle. I look forward to reading a variety of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem.



18 comments:

  1. P.S. No more than 10 lines but it may be less. The decastich forms are by no means prescriptive.

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  2. I love the return to the mini-aspect, Kerry, and of course, to form as well, though this time I have written in free verse. I have at least stuck with the up close and personal aspect. ;_) Thanks so much for hosting.

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  3. Oh.. a form and mini, and form. It brought me back to triolet, that was a long time since I wrote.. hope I got close as personal too..

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  4. Warm greetings and best wishes!

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  5. I'm looking forward to trying this.

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  6. Lovely - enjoying this short form - like the feeling of ten lines... Happy poeming to all ...

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  7. Micro is such a great way to focus on word choice...and zooming in is always a good practice, too, I think. Thank you, for the challenge, Kerry.

    I've paired this with M's Get Listed challenge as well.

    Happy weekend to everyone. :)

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  8. Hi Kerry. Thank you for this prompt. I put three small pieces together. I hope that is ok

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  9. Thanks Kerry for lovely form challenge ~

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  10. Ten lines, I didn't count the words. But, a even one hundred syllables. Not sure that is micro? Fun write even for something not turning out very cute like I was thinking it would have been.
    Thank you, lets do it again next month.
    ..

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  11. A great prompt. It just flowed for me.

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  12. I think, with Jim, that 10 lines is quite long for micro. Yet I had trouble fitting all I wanted to say into 10, even though some of my lines were longish. I think/hope it qualifies as 'up close and personal'. Now to see what others have done!

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  13. After reading through all the great entries, I had to do a second entry.. :-)

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  14. Posting a small personal wish ... fantasy. Lovely prompt!

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  15. I am so pleased to see how many have enjoyed this prompt (I was at a bit of a loss as to what challenge I should do).
    @Rosemary - 10 lines was the maximum number, and anything less (and more micro for you) was equally fine for me.
    @Bjorn - I am thrilled you came back for another turn. Thanks to all who have taken up my invitation to write more than one poem.

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  16. Such a long time since I have visited here, nevertheless glad to have my mojo back!
    Anna :o]

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  17. God, I showed up at the eleventh hours, jumped in quill first, & had some warty fun. I will get around to visiting folks beyond the close of the link, it seems.

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  18. Well, I jumped in after the 12th hour :) I will be visiting ... but it will take time as there are a lot of links! Great. Can't wait to read them all.

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