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:

Kerry O'Connor said...

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

Fireblossom said...

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

Kerry O'Connor said...

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

Sanaa Rizvi said...

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

tonispencer said...

What an amazing prompt Kerry.

brudberg said...

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

. said...

"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.

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Thank you for a great prompt Kerry!

Susie Clevenger said...

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

Jinksy said...

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... :-)

annell4 said...

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


Kerry O'Connor said...

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

Outlawyer said...

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

Kim M. Russell said...

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.

Jim said...

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

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