each artist needs media.
i pull mine, invented
in this organic stretch
& yes, God
we are still animals
with reptile minds & pure
in drive if not intent–
the harm is not in the need
but the consequences
these words raw
we cry out
don’t rain on the insane parade
it will simply
water what is scattered
& what can grow from madness
What can grow from madness but madness?!? Each one poignant and very nice
Thanks, Boomie. I cleaned out my drafts–had a lot of fragments that I decided were not fragments for something larger, but poetry in themselves already 😉
Nice collection of micro poetry you have Susan
Aw, thanks, Bruce. I need to clean out my drafts more often 😉
These are really nice. I especially like the second one.
We humans have a tendency to be impulsive and don’t have the patience to deal with repercussions.
Thank you Sanah. I agree.
IV is wonderful 🙂 (which is not to neglect the rest)
Oh thank you! Wrote that after visiting the Romney campaign website in October, just to put the fear in me in case he did win 😉
I’m not one for micro poetry-discounting pure haiku. I read these and they melded on their own. I thought thembeautiful. But what grows from madness is genius misunderstood.>KB
Oh, I love that! I agree that sometimes it does. You might want to rethink that when I tell you what prompted that poem was a visit to the Mitt Romney FB page, and it was written after I read some of the comments. I so wanted to rain on that insane parade.
To tell the truth, I would rather not know where the idea from a poem comes from, or how it gestated–that is knowing how the magician does all his magic–it takes the wonder out of a poem for me.>KB
Gotcha! I really just shared it to argue that some madness is incapable of spawning genius, because it is born sometimes o9ut of intolerance and ignorance…
madness.. nicely done Susan. (as always)
Thank you, Audra!
A compendium… nice choices in the assembling.
I really, really like this, Susan. I enjoy poems that are presented in “chapers.”
Thanks, Victoria. I had a bunch of these “fragments” in drafts that I decided were complete as is…
‘What can grow from madness but madness?’ Very deep. Wondwerful collection, Susan.
Thank you, Celestine! I did like these…
Rich ponderous parables to me friend ~ I love you Susan.
Debbie–you are wonderful!