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). Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred.
There is this cave
In the air behind my body
That nobody is going to touch:
A cloister, a silence
Closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind,
My bones turn to dark emeralds.
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.
Now THAT is a poem! Bam. What? So impressive.
The image reminds me of a cave in the Dominican Republic... I shall spend the rest of the day thinking of home. :-)
Love that image... metaphors are hard to do, but this one works so well
Enchanting image Kerry.
Have a good weekend all
Magnificent challenge, Kerry. And what a fine baptism, that poem by James Wright. I came out with three dark gleamings in my hands. Blame Wright for turning on a flood with a humble spigot. He's so good at that!
Loved the prompt, Kerry❤️ sharing my bit. Happy weekend, everyone!❤️
Where is everyone?
well, Kerry, I hope you don't overmuch mind that I went in a completely different direction... ~
just 10 lines and a jewel - who could resist this theme?
I am glad the prompt and James Wright resonated.. or of course.. any direction you choose.
I feel so bad not to be writing but my brain is like a bowl of porridge - I stir but.. nothing.
I am hoping for a reawakening soon.
Dear Kerry, the field needs to be left fallow a while, in preparation for new seeds.
Thanks for the lovely prompt, which aroused old memories.
Fascinating image and very interesting micro poem. Has great resonance and sound in images and metaphors - many ways to read and consider, and then spring board off into some micro poetry. Great prompt - thanks :)
Dark prompt. It's nice to do something short. I've linked up to the linky thing.
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