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to poets…NaPoWriMo 2019 #30

…to poets

oft’ melancholy,
we’re an oddity at best
seeing things others don’t see,
crazy, some might jest
how dull life would be without poets!

~kat


For this year’s final NaPoWriMo 2019 Prompt #30:  try your hand at a minimalist poem, I am using a micropoetry / short form I created a few months ago that I call the Horatiodet, inspired by the Horatio-styled Ode. My micro-version is 5 lines in all with a syllable count of 5-7-7-5-9 and a rhyme scheme of ababb.

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February Poem #28

…to the road

good intention paved,
it is where the rubber meets,
cans to kick, trails to blaze
‘midst primroses sweet
middling to high, hot hell to beat

~kat

And so we come to end of this month of Horatiodets. I really like this new form. It’s a keeper. Tomorrow begins another fabulous short form poetry style. Can’t wait to give it a spin!


February Poem #27

…to the pebble

devil in my shoe
making me stumble again
irritating, minuscule,
heart of a mountain,
unassuming fleck, chiseled by rain

~kat


February Poem #26

…to kindness

sometimes a smile
a nod or a knowing glance
timed just right, no hint of guile
can give hope a chance
to change heavy hearts from gloom, perchance

~kat


February Poem #25

…to unremarkable things

tiny flower buds
the sound puppies snoring
poofy pops of soapy suds
baby’s breath wafting
precious moments that are everything

~kat


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