Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). You may choose your own form or stick to free verse, if preferred. For those who would like a bit of guidance, or further choice, I have provided a link to Poet's Garret, showing a variety of 7 line poems.
The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind the 'In a Grain of Sand' angle. I look forward to reading a number of short poems, from Saturday through to Monday. The link does not expire, so please feel free to write more than one poem, and a return to comment on poems linked later would be appreciated.
Friends, I will be travelling back home tomorrow and will read and comment once I have touched base with my family. I look forward to your poems, and to getting back to some writing of my own.
My "grain of sand" might be a bit more like a clump, but it feels all right. ;-)
@Kerry, reach home safely and enjoy your family. Read you soon. ♥
Happy Saturday, everyone!
Ditto what Magaly said and thank you, Kerry for the challenge!!
Hi Kerry! Safe travels. K.
I have for once written something upbeat... I might have thought more about to spare the voids around the grains.
Thanks for hosting while en route, Kerry. I am feeling pretty blank atm but you never know--I do love the form. Stay safe.
Travel safe, Kerry. I watched a travel-log of a lady who went from Cape Town or Johannesburg up to Lake Victoria. Is that very safe in modern days? Hers was about seven years ago. She would go off into villages away for the station, sometimes riding her bicycle.
At the time of filming travel companies were offering her trip.
Great them, should make for interesting reading. Greetings to you!
I'm worried this may encourage haiku, which leads to breakdown, insanity and ruin. ;-)
I just happened to write a few grains. But no haiku!
Thank you for the kind comments: your thoughts must have reached me via the ether as I had a very safe journey (along a three lane freeway, Jim, not - thankfully - through the heart of rural Africa).
PS. All haiku welcome (we never shy away from insanity etc in the garden!)
LOL Kerry. No we don't!
Haha + XOXO to Kerry and all of you! OMG I cannot miss a tight form challenge, no pressure or anything, EEK I'll be back!
I look forward to reading these!
posted this a while back but now can officially link up... happy Sunday to all ~
Okay quit picking on haiku...lol! I'm in this week and did a Tanka instead. I love the subject and found a very nice picture to go with it. I'll be back to read this week. Hugs for everyone, be safe!
Had to sit and comment on my last challenge I participated in (a week ago Friday!) and had to write some poetry although it means I will lose a bit of sleep. I have a few old challenges I still need comment on and hope to curl up one evening by a wood burning stove with a blanket and glass of wine... sigh. probably would fall asleep.
Anyway, sorry for my absence as I hate to not participate. (Kerry, I WILL get my challenge posted early this time)
Thanks for the challenge!
I went the way of a form i'm still not sure i can master, but i haven't written in, for a long time, the ghazal
hope you pick up my grain of sand and really scrutinize it; i'm game for lots of feedback
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