Full prompt post here.
Prompt: Yesterday, I challenged you to write a poem about a very large thing. Today, I’d like you to invert your inspiration, and write a poem about a very small thing. Whether it’s an atom, a button, a hummingbird’s egg, dollhouse furniture, or the mythical world’s smallest violin.
I started with Scope by LuAnne Holder, a poem which reminded me of a time when I was doing GCSE (High School exams) revision and watching a tribe of ants carrying plums which had fallen to the patio. Fascinating. At first, knowing we were writing about the big things I thought I’d happened on today’s poem, but then came the turn to the gigantic.
I was too large to
fit into their scope
The Giant Poppadom by Feby Joseph was an amusing quatrain!
From the featured publication, Stirring, I read Static by Ellis Elliott, How to Land & Now I’ve Grown into the Boots You Gave Me, Against the Rain You Knew Would Come by Amanda Hope and then decided I would return to this journal when I have more spare time to read/indulge in poetry.
I read Wednesday Morning Haibun & New Home Haibun by Jennifer Perrine.
A charm of bees descends.
I love the way the Wednesday Morning Haibun weaves its way down to the story and what a huge narrative for that little Haiku to hold.
For a Haibun involving a lot of dirt and rot, New Home Haibun was rather beautiful.
I have written about the microscopic (bacteria usually), and tiny objects before – when I was working on my Elephant’s Footprint commission (2019/20) making animations I became obsessed with miniature worlds. I loved the idea of looking to the opposite of yesterday. I had a little inspiration tour around the web.
And the work of Tatsuya Tanaka featured here.
After a long time considering I decided to write about an earring.
I wrote a poem and then decided to make it into a thin poem which meant each stanza became tiny, which I enjoyed doing.
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