Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Micro Poetry ~ Binding With Briars

Greetings to all! Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Weekend Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 12 lines... Yes, you read correctly, I am extending the length to 12 lines to include the possibility of writing 3 quatrains, a form which might have the flavour of an incomplete sonnet. However, the option remains for you to write in fewer than 12 lines all the way down to a single American sentence. If you wish to write in another form, that is an option too, as is free verse.




This weekend, our frame of reference is "Binding With Briars" - from the final line of the poem, The Garden of Love, by William Blake. I look forward to reading your work.


10 comments:

Kim Russell said...

This fits so beautifully with fairy tale poetry, on which I'm currently focusing. It also links back to my previous poem. I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend and look forward to reading prickly poems early tomorrow morning!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Kerry!💕 Sharing my poem "The Graveyard" hope you like it. Happy Weekend, everyone💕

brudberg said...

So fun to play around with rhymes again... :-)

Toni Spencer said...

I went rather dark on this one. I'm in a dark kind of mood. Great prompt.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great challenge!

paulscribbles said...

Good prompt Kerry. Just submitted and I'll do the rounds shortly.

telltaletherapy said...

Managed 9 and wove the reference - this one not as easy as I imagined at first - and then made it more difficult by blending last and first line words - thank you Kerry

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Late as ever – but I enjoyed writing to this prompt.

Margaret said...

When in a bit of a writing slump I resort to my horse :) I will be back Monday morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and some poetry.

Margaret said...

I didn't see the final line beneath the image... about "binding with briars" until NOW .... so sorry!