Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #2 – Perpetuating the Rare Forms’ – Sept 24th 2017 – Prompt: ‘it’


Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge



Rare Short Form Poetry

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#2 prompt

#2 Prompt: ‘it’

Should you wish to skip the intro and go directly to the poetry types please click here


Firstly; thanks to all who participated in the original Elfje challenge, it was a bit of a slow start, but we were getting there. However, a suggestion made by Jules Paige that I change the format to a multi one based on short forms of poetry, I thought a great idea, and for which I thank her, most gratefully. Here then are the forms, if they are new to you please click on the one that takes your interest for its guidelines, thank you. Some of them can be likened to rare breeds, and as the saying goes, “Use them or lose them”,. It might be that some of them were totally unknown to you, there were to me. So, I think by broadening the scope of the challenge it will perpetuate some of the rarer forms, and hopefully encourage new inventions too, the door is open to all. Note some of the prompt words, (as presented), might be found to not fit in with some of the forms, but don’t forget yer synonyms. Hope you enjoy this new challenge, and if anyone has any ideas on improving it don’t forget the comment box, I’m all eyes! Prompt for this week, ‘it‘, renewed every Sunday sometime after midnight London time. Suggestings, advice, all welcome, please use the comment box, thank you. 

There has to be some rules, but before I get to them, all participants can submit as many entries as they wish; now the rules:

Some Helpful Links:


mindlovemiserysmenagerie: Glossary of forms, poetic terminology and literary devices
Shadow PoetryPoetry Types

Poetry Forms

  1. Alphabet Haiku
  2. Atom
  3. Collom Lune
  4. Elfje
  5. Kelly Lune
  6. Lanturne
  7. Müki
  8. pi ku
  9. Septolet
  10. Snowball
  11. tau ku
  12. Tetractys
  13. The American 767
  14. Triolet
  15. Tilus

Roundup, Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #1:
Vivian, swooping in with a great tau ku! 🙂
Lunch Time – Smell The Coffee

Jules, thank you, elegantly manipulated the prompt, a superb mix!
(g) Mick’s sfp #1/ Fresh as in Lively Animated (9.16) | julesgemstonepages

Reena, fact or fiction very profound! If it is based on fact. I wish you well, have a great weekend!
Voices – Reena Saxena

Linda, a beautiful septolet, thanks for your continued support!
#Septolet: Fresh | Charmed Chaos

My attempts at one or two different forms:
KELLY LUNE – Mick E Talbot Poems
TAU KU – Mick E Talbot Poems

My thanks to all, a teeny prompt ‘it’, hopefully opening the doors to all the forms listed, have fun. Please don’t forget to spread the word, thanks,


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