Poetry Sundays (2)

This week for Poetry Sundays, I want to feature a few short poems from an anthology I won on Goodreads a few weeks back called On a Narrow Windowsill: Fiction & Poetry Folded onto Twitter.

When I won, I was instantly intrigued by the idea of 140 character poems and prose, but was admittedly a bit skeptical. I wasn’t sure how moving a mere 140 characters could be and wasn’t sure if this sort of minimalism would suit me. Let me tell you, I was happily surprised! The writing is incredibly powerful, quirky, and at times, extremely poignant. I found myself laughing out loud to some of the entries while others emotionally charged me.

Overall, I was really glad to be introduced to the world of “Folded Word” and recommend this to anyone with a passion for succinct and punching poetry and prose.

Below are a few of my favorites from the collection.

Reconsider.

Pete changed his mind
about donating his body
to science as soon as the
1st yr med student
sliced his flesh.
He sat up.
The room fled.

By Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

Tread Lightly

Two
tired
soles

treads
worn
thin

by distances traveled, tell
tales of the condition my
other soul is in–

road weary
and tired
of running.

By Johnsie Noel (@johnsienoel)

And be sure to stop by Eli’s new “Poetry Sunday” post on her blog, Eli to the nth Power, where she featured one of her own favorite poems.

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2 responses to “Poetry Sundays (2)

  1. Eli

    Reconsider was awesome! Really funny even in a few short lines.

    Thread Lightly was very good as well. I felt the weariness in the words.

    Thanks for adding my little blurb at the bottom, I appreciate it!

    See you next Poetry Sunday!
    Eli
    Eli to the nth

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