Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Verse First ~ The Long & Short of It

Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.

Today's notion?


The Long & Short of It

Prompted by June, the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, I challenge you to say what you must in the quickest and simplest way possible. That's it.

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I look forward to reading your tight and concise creations. ~ Kim



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25 comments:

  1. Hurrah…I am first again!

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  2. Short 'n sweet.
    Hiya Kim, move going well?

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    1. Hey, Aprille!
      Incredibly busy. We're renovating the whole house and back landscape. Have met with 14 contractors in 6 days and filled two 30 x 8 x 6 ft bins with demo rubbish. But it's wonderful progress!

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  3. To say what I must in very few words is a major challenge for a rambler like me, but I picked a lesson I had to learn when I couldn't stay in the fast lane but knew I would miss it if I never visited. Thanks for the challenge, Kim. (This comment is longer than my poem.)

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  4. Great prompt, Kim! Will yours be about the long and short of moving? smiles.

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  5. The long and short of it. Hope the readers appreciate it.

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  6. I love short form poetry, especially tanka and haiku. It's a really nice challenge.

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  7. Short sounds in a never-ending symphony... the long and short of the seaside

    http://wojisme.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/lyric-water-rejoices-at-seaside/

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  8. Wonderful prompt, Kim! This is my first time participating as I just joined Poets United. Looking forward to visiting everyone tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. SO glad you're involved here Loredana. This is a great community of creatives.

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  9. Oh, I must have hit a wrong button or switch or something. I was expecting a response to the word lisst over at Real Toads, and found this. Never a dull moment.
    K

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  10. I think I always do that, lol. What I give you was written before I saw the prompt, and is not a particularly short poem, nor a very long one either. I did feel, as I was writing it, that it was as spare and succinct as possible, which is what I wanted (no embellishments).

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  11. Robyn, your link leads straight back here!

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  12. Great prompt made me keep it tight and helped with words

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  13. I'll be back to check out more of your site! Thanks for visiting mine and adding some blitz!

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  14. This would be my 'concise' poem ~~~

    I love.

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  15. Mine is at: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com
    Search: Preparation

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  16. concise poetry is good poetry. Great prompt.

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  17. You're all doing a great job responding and linking and paring sown your work. I hope to have a few quiet hours tonight or tomorrow night to read, respond, create. If that eludes me, please know how much I appreciate all of your involvement.

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  18. My first post on this sight....I came here through Poetry Jam

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