Gravity, Little, or: Ensorcell

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn’t planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: if I don’t save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I’ll never again be able to find all of them.

Of course, I have written and will write plenty more Twitter poems that I’m not especially attached to, but I don’t want to lose the ones that speak to me. Below, I’m sharing three recent senryus I’m fond of. Each was a response to a one-word prompt:


#gravity

the #gravity of
death hit her at three-years-old;
entirely too young

#little

our #little daughter
insists she's medium-sized,
to my amusement

#ensorcell

captivating books
absorb and #ensorcell her
during school recess

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

20 thoughts on “Gravity, Little, or: Ensorcell”

      1. Just understood ‘Haiku’. I teach adult English language learners- I had them on a journey with me today. We wrote a few for valentines day. Quite funny – seeing I teach virtually. You live – you learn!

  1. I haven’t tried any of the prompts on Twitter, but these are fun! I can relate to the #little one as my middle son also likes to believe he is not just medium-sized, but actually “very, very tall” at 36 inches.

          1. It depends on the day! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sometimes, they get along really well, and other days he calls them “the babies” and finds them annoying. He has his sassy moments at this age.
            How old is your daughter?

  2. Loved the one titled “Little” – I remember thinking I was very “grown up” at 10 years old. I was sure 16 was completely adult and that 21 was ancient!! How silly I was!

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