Saturday, May 25, 2019

Prompt #338 – 25 Words

This week, the challenge is to write a poem in 25 words or less—any style, any form, but not a haiku. It’s that simple!


Note: in keeping with the idea, the prompt for this week only contains 25 words!


First Fig
By Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!

By Anaïs Nin

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

The Red Wheelbarrow
By William Carlos Williams

so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white

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