What’s MICRO POETRY? Anything short, I suppose. 🙂
A lot of the old nursery rhymes were micro-poetry, as are haiku & senryu. I hear of Twitter verses now, which must be 140 characters or less. Here’s my effort, using 139 characters:
Snatched an egg from our hen,
the egg was good; I tried it again.
What a thief! the angry hen squawked.
Now I have one hand with chicken pox.
Another type of micro-poetry is the limerick like this one — I think it’s quite well known — by an unknown author:
I raised a great hullabaloo when I found a large mouse in my stew. Said the waiter, "Don't shout and wave it about or the rest will be wanting one, too!"
Some years back I found the book PIPING DOWN THE VALLEYS WILD — “A merry mix of verses for all ages.” Edited and © 1968 by Nancy Larrick Crosby, published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Books. So many fun examples of long and short verses, old and new.
Here are a couple of my own micro-poems — the first one mainly for lovers of big words:
FLETCHERIZE What is this new word fletcherize? It brings no vision to my eyes; its purpose I can’t crystalize; all sense of rhythm it defies. A word that is so obdurate, with sounds that cannot resonate a poet true will obviate for fear it would obfuscate.
(Fletcherize, a word given as a writing prompt one day, means to reduce (food) to tiny particles, especially by prolonged chewing.)
FRIENDS The real jewels in this world Aren't found midst piles of gold; They're found in friendship's sparkling eyes Where love and warmth enfold.