Friday, February 20, 2015

Poetry Friday: #micropoetry

It's Poetry Friday!  Stop by TeacherDance where Linda Baie hosts today's parade of wondrous words.

I must admit to a love of #micropoetry.  There's something about words so perfectly chosen.  Something about powerful meaning created from so few words.  I try not to spend too much time on Twitter posting these fun little pieces as it's not really my purpose with this account.  Recently, however, a team effort by my daughter and then my friend, Mandy Robek, put me on Instagram.  

I must admit I was thrilled to find a large #micropoetry movement on Instagram.  I wasn't sure what I would do with an Instagram account, but a new phone lens, Phonto (an app), and this new community may have answered that question.

Here's today's little winter poem.  We've been out of school the last two days because of the negative temperatures in our area.  I think everyone is about over winter.  Winter commands that we pay attention.  It's not like spring that waits quietly for us to notice.  


  1. "Winter commands that we pay attention. It's not like spring that waits quietly for us to notice." Great comparison– you're so right! Love all the long O and w sounds in your poem. Makes me cold just to read it.

  2. And we wait today for winter, Cathy. Everyone is a-twitter, the stores are filled with shoppers thinking they'll be inside for days instead of maybe ONE day. Our weather is not what you've had & we certainly need some more "wet". I don't know anything about the micro poetry, and this is fabulous. As Michele wrote, love the long O and w sounds, & the comparison too. Hope it warms up for you soon!

  3. Oh, I love that line "Winter commands that we pay attention." You sure found the perfect words to describe it! I'm so over winter and ready for the quiet of spring! : )

  4. This winter is certainly commanding our attention, Cathy - but, you are so right, we've just about had enough!

  5. Cathy, although you state that everyone is over winter you provide what I like to think is a positive statement: "Winter commands attention." I have come to know that winter is impressive (albeit a supreme trickster) and I am viewing this season with a different lens.Would you consider placing this poem in the Winter Whisperings Gallery? I would love for you to do so.

  6. Love this, Cathy! Although I do love to wrap myself in blankets and read, I'm "waiting for winter to wane" too.


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