micropoetry ~ zappai, kimo, lune

Zappai ~ on drunkenness – 5/7/5 syllable pattern with no reference to seasons

foolish desires
racing into tomorrows
drunk on life and us


Kimo ~ on jealousy – 10/7/6 syllable pattern. The kimo focuses on a single frozen image

Carmine rivers of blooded words gushing, 
crashing through my sanity
~when you see her, not me


Lune ~ On birth – 5/3/5 syllable count, known as the American Haiku

my baby's bald head
I breathe in
soothing my new soul


Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry & dVerse’s OLN hosted by Mish

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth.
4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.
5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

17 thoughts on “micropoetry ~ zappai, kimo, lune

  1. I love all these poems! Your Kimo is like a knife to the heart – so very raw and direct – so perfect. Thanks for joining the scavenger hunt! I had read the Renga you and David wrote but never found your blog! I’m going to follow. I can’t wait to see what other delights these prompts produce!!

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