Friday, May 23, 2014


The feature known as "Verbal Triage" makes its triumphant return to micropoetry.

Here's the deal:

I'll give you ten words. You decide which six require your attention the most and write them into a poem. 14 lines is the max, but don't minimize your effort.

And if you send your poem to "Intensive Care", you've utilized all ten words. Great job!

The words:

unvoiced, solid, helpless, pretty, common, dark, mean, surprise, day, grief

Monday, May 19, 2014


Write a short poem with one of these "destinations" in the title
(even if you don't believe in either.)

14 Lines or less and don't take an eternity doing it!

Friday, May 16, 2014

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? micro - micro poetry

 Our friend Jodi Barnes revives this concept annually in the lead up to Valentines Day. Her "14 words of love" is always well received.

So, here is the micropoetry twist.We're shrinking things down a little bit more. 

To test your mettle, write a poem in 14 WORDS, not our usual 14 lines. 

Topic for this jaunt into madness? "The Promise of Tomorrow!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Write a poem about something you do on a daily basis. Take the mundane and make it a memorable event. As is always the rule at micro poetry, 14 lines or less is your quest!

Saturday, May 10, 2014


We'll try not to be too "form" specific here, HOWEVER, certain forms are tailor-made for micro poetry. So, right out of the box, we offer homage to the man recognized as the master of one such form. Of course I speak of Matsuo Bashō and the Haiku.

 Bashō admitted that anyone could write equally impressive verse in haiku, but his true art came in participating in renku (linked Haiku verses).

He was inspired by the natural beauty of his native Japan. So, I offer several photos (specifically of Mt. Fujiyama) for your perusal and poetry,  Bashō style.

     Silent pagoda
     sentinel of great mountain
     cherry blossoms grow

Majestic beauty
mirrored mountain reflected
avian splendor

Wings raised in honor
homage to the mountain god
nature's spirit shared

                                 WRITE HAIKU!

All poem examples above:

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik 2014
       for micro poetry

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


An old friend has returned to the neighborhood; back to the place he belongs. We're leaving a poetic note to say "Glad you're back!" 14 lines is the most you can go, so say hello, but don't be long-winded!

THE RENEWED micropoetry

micro poetry was originally hosted on Facebook. Under the re-organization of the groups format, it was impossible for it to continue as an archived group, unless we lost our entire membership. We will move forward at this new location.