Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Short Poems

This is an exercise from a "Small Poetry Workshop" presented by my friend Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. I started with a poem of less than 50 words:

Memory Caller

The night is ominous
with the eerie glow of a full moon;
rays from the nightly orb
light the deserted passageways
calling to distant memories.
(25 words)

Then I had to write the same poem using half the number of words, without losing the meaning:

Memory Caller

Ominous night,
eerie lunar glow,
lighting deserted passageways
calling distant memories.
(11 words)

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

This is REALLY cool. That would have been a great activity for when I was facilitating children's grief groups. I'll have to share it with some who are still there!