Do you have a little poetry in you?

Cover of Haiku Poetry Ancient & ModernIt’s National Poetry Day on August 16th and you still have time to enter a little poem in our competition.

You could flirt with the 17 syllables of haiku, free range like e. e. cummings or dash off a sonnet.

Something short in other words.

Not that I’m suggesting that writing a short poem is easy, not if my blogging experience is anything to go by. A long time ago, we bloggers were challenged to write blogs of under 100 words on Canterbury. I produced four Pineapple Lumps blogs. They were the most difficult blogs I have ever written.

But here’s a thought: maybe tweets are the new haiku. With a limit of 140 characters and inspiring examples in Twitter Wit, could this be a new way to acknowledge Poetry Day 2013?

4 thoughts on “Do you have a little poetry in you?

  1. Gallivanta 10 August 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Love your Pineapple Lumps!! As for that wallpaper in the bach; would love to have seen it.

  2. robertafsmith 10 August 2013 / 6:41 pm

    And this haiku gem from ex colleague Megan Burns who got a highly commended from Japan Airlines and whose haiku was published in a book. I am well impressed Megan!

    Bright stars shine up high
    Watching foaming white waves roll
    For dreamers and me

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