Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #3 – Perpetuating the Rare Forms’ – Oct 1st 2017 – Prompt: ‘wish’


Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge



Rare Short Form Poetry

challenge #3

#3 Prompt: ‘wish’

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, ‘wish’, 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 Poetry – Poetry Types

Poetry Forms

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

Roundup, Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #2:

A triple Tetractys, loved it, thanks for your continued support 🙂

A tau ku, thankfully my tounge is intact, great verse. Thanks for your continued support, I ‘wish’ for it carry on, please, thank you 🙂

An invITation to a mix up, which I gladly accepted. Thanks for your continued support! I ‘wish’ for it carry on, please find it in your heart to keep it up, thank you. I am up for any critique you might have on how I am running this challenge, please be brutal if you have too. 🙂

Ladymanila:A great series of Atoms, thank you, and again welcome to the challenges, thank you for your entry!

My entry, a Müki, very similar to a haiku but with no restraints other than three lines. I don’t think it detracts from the latter, gives more scope as you don’t need to make a reference to nature.

My deepest thanks to you loyal few! A ‘wish’ the prompt, and for more entrants. Don’t forget, “Please Spread the Word, love to see more 🙂

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