This ten-word spark feels rich and rife and has ignited and whizzed off in so many interesting directions!
Let's keep it going with another round of posts or multiple posts holding to the short-short poem idea.
Now that we have ten-worded and ten-word-plexed, you could experiment with new directions inspired by your IMUNURI peers, for instance:
- Your words could be a repeated chorus as in Scooter's "ten word repeat: wind carries me home"
- Your words could play on a repeated letter or sound as in Janice Sandeen's "Cant to Ten"
- You could turn the expectation of how to read a poem on its head like *J*'s "Room and Board"
- What you can do with words and their sounds and their arrangement! Just look at Ed's "Cheap Trick"
- You could make an animated GIF poem like Daniel Ari's "delight of discovery," with screen grabs or a graphic program, and a site like GIFninja
- "Blackout" poems like those here, or more meta-poetic like Janice Sandeen's "Life (No 13 in Musical Humours)"
- Pump it up to 14 words and post to poet Jodi Barnes' project: to collect and print 1,400 14-word love poems and distribute them on February 14
- Try the "Small Stones" practice of mindful writing
In short, keep doing what you are doing, IMUNURI poets, and even more.
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