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!"

17 comments:

  1. Yesterday’s dreams are hopeful,
    catapulting on the springboard of today.
    Tomorrow yields our reward.

    (C) Walter J Wojtanik - 2014

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  2. Friday comes bearing gifts,
    uplifting spirits as we lift spirits.
    A toast to tomorrow!

    (C) Walter J Wojtanik - 2014

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  3. The sun
    on upward climb
    brings me hope until
    the next time
    I’m undone.

    © Susan Schoeffield

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  4. Your arm
    leads me away
    from the darkened places
    of my yesterday
    without harm.

    © Susan Schoeffield

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    1. A very nice pair of poems, Susan. We get right to the point in 14 words, don't we?

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    2. Thank you, Walt. Fun for me, since I can sometimes be a bit long-winded.

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  5. Walt, you and Susan have done a superb job of answering this prompt. I'll see what I can do for it.

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    1. Thanks so much! As always, Walt is amazing!!

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  7. Beside yesterday's dreams
    sit my aspirations,
    never-ending promises to
    future's best plans of excellence.

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    1. After this, I'd say you have a good start on future plans! Good response, Claudette!

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  8. YESTERDAY

    Eyes closed,
    edge of tomorrow
    approaches the horizon,
    I rest in dreams of hope.

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  9. Dreams of hope carry us from yesterday to tomorrow! I agree. Good title.

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  10. Futures beckon
    from where we long to be.
    Today, way station to destination!

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  11. The sun will rise
    the sun will set
    night will dance
    a stately minuet


    Fair or not
    life goes on
    even though
    your heart
    is breaking.
    Carry on.

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    1. Carry on, to be sure Debi. Great bursts of poetics!

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