This week, I have freed myself from the restraints of the tanka format and tried to follow where inspiration took me. Inspiration being something that comes and goes, perhaps some of these short poems are more inspired than others. I offer them up for your consideration, do let me know if you have a particular favourite or one that you don’t think works very well. As I’ve said before, this is a learning experience for me. Also thanks once again to everyone who is keeping me company on this journey through micropoetry. I have had so many fine contributions that I am considering anthologising my favourites at the end of the year (with prior consent from the authors of course). Remember you can join in any time @Experimentsinfc!
I liked them all Ingrid, but my favourites were 29, 30 and 35. Best of the lot (for me) the first line of the first one…Poetic North, truly inspired!
Thanks for the feedback Hobbo! That one may turn into a longer poem…
Oh my I like them all Ingrid!
32, 33, 34 and 35 were my favs if I have to pick.
laughed at 34, 35 was clever.
Oh thanks Cindy, you’re too kind 🤗🤗🤗
just honest!! ❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗
I love that you are letting the words take you where they need to go. I love a challenging restricted form but am, essentially, a free person. Because of that, I connect with your 30th poem. Best of luck anthologizing your favorite poems as well; the idea is beautiful. 🙂
I love #32!!!
My favorites are 29, 32, 35. I like the natural flow in all of them. (K)
Thank you, Kerfe – I appreciate your feedback 🙏
Ingrid, I loved all of your micropoetry. <3 I especially liked Day 20 about "the compass of the heart." Day 34 made me feel very sorry for the woman with "trout pout" who "became a waxwork of herself."
Truly, if you ever wrote a bad poem, you didn't publish it it on WordPress! <3 All I ever see is excellence in many different styles. Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
You are very kind, Cheryl: the truth is I find short-form poetry much harder to write. But it can give me ideas for longer poems so I persevere. I really appreciate your feedback ❤️
“Day 29” Darn typo!
Hard to choose, but I 32 and 33 stood out to me. Love the phrase, “fleeting breath of poetry.”
Thanks Michele – it’s interesting because I think these two are more ‘traditional’ in form, and I often feel more at home writing this kind of poetry! I appreciate your feedback 😊
You are welcome. 😀 I suppose I am more traditional too, even though I might try to deny that truth. 😉
Those are gems Ingrid.
Thank you Gabriela 🙏❤️
My pleasure 🥰🥰🥰🥰