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10-word Poems

Verlie Burroughs is a west coast writer from Vancouver Island.

image used with permission

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Notes

These are a selection from short poems I've written over the past six months as part of a weekly challenge in the Hub Pages Poetry Forum.

They are too small to publish as straight text, they just get lost on the page. So I blew them up using Microsoft's Paint program. I wonder if they will fly?

© 2018 Verlie Burroughs

Comments

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on April 23, 2019:

Thanks Jamie!

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 23, 2019:

Love these Verlie. Jamie

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on April 23, 2019:

Hi iffa, thanks for finding these, and your kind comments.

Nuruliffa Emirah on April 23, 2019:

'10-word poems' is such a nice idea for poetry!

I saw a forum entry 'Hey poets-10 Words Tuesday'.

When I read other people's poems there, it made me wonder...

Even in just 10 words; short & simple, but meaningful poems can be created!

I also decided to post mine to the forum before:

'Alas, you've gone...

Away; heart of stone!

Again; left alone.'

Btw, thanks for sharing your poems with us.

I like your poems.

Nicely written. So beautiful!

My favourites are:

'I didn't mean to write a poem, it happened accidentally'...

'Love's song

A melody

that plays

long before

you even hear it.'

Keep on writing!

*I'll take a look at your other poems articles later. ~

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on February 08, 2019:

Phew! What a relief! Thanks Eric, for giving these 70 words so much of your time and attention, I'm pretty sure they are not that deserving. Generous of you.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 08, 2019:

There you have it, the boy thought they were good. Actually we read them twice. Fully enjoyable.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 07, 2019:

Thank you for your ten word poems. I thought they were a little funny.

GABE

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on February 07, 2019:

Thanks Eric! (I think....?). Very nice to have you visit. I will be awaiting your 9 year old poetry chef's esteemed estimation of my poetic production. I'm happy you picked this page. I think it's one of my most creative. Just sayin.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 07, 2019:

Bravo! Now I will get back to as my 9 year old Poetry chef decides if this is thumbs up or down. He is tough so watch out.

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 29, 2018:

Really!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 29, 2018:

Yes, whatever happened to "editbot"?

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 29, 2018:

I thought Hub Pages were supposed to fix the typos, lol. I knew what you were saying, thanks.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 29, 2018:

high not hight lol

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 29, 2018:

Hi John, thanks so much for the visit. I'm happy they fly, it was fun getting them off the ground.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 28, 2018:

These poems they fly

So very hight.

Touching the sky.

Well done, Verlie.

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 23, 2018:

Hi Genna, Thanks for the visit. Happy you 'get' this. I love the way your mind works too. Cheers!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 23, 2018:

Hi Verlie...

They certainly do fly! It's hard to pick a fav from this beautiful vignette of 10-word poems, but "Flowers scuffed by bees" ... ties with "...it happened accidentally." I love the way your mind works.

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 12, 2018:

Hello Venkat, thank you so much. Been writing these on Tuesdays in the poetry forum, come and join us if you have a 10 word poem on Tuesday. :)

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on November 12, 2018:

Very beautiful poems with simply 10 words in each of them. A nice job!

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 12, 2018:

Hey Rinita, I hear you. Thanks for your support of poetry poet!

Rinita Sen on November 12, 2018:

Yeah, no you are right. It's a hefty project. I don't have the resources right now, either. Maybe some day though, when I'm retired, hopefully our page will still exist, and evolve further. :)

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 12, 2018:

Jamie, thanks so much. This page seems to have happened accidentally :)

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on November 12, 2018:

I also love the stanza on writing an accidental poem. It seems all my poems are accidental and then thrown into the universe. Fun and well done! Jamie

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 12, 2018:

Haha mar, I think that's my favorite too. Happy flying lady xo

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on November 12, 2018:

These pops of poetry fly high with me, dear V.

My favorite is:

"I didn't mean to write a poem, it happened accidentally..."

A happy accident, I'd say... :) Love you and hugs, Maria

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 12, 2018:

Hi Rinita, I'm happy you like the idea. I wasn't sure exactly where it was coming from, or where it was going, when I started, just playing around to see if the format would pass the quality assessment process, and apparently it has. I have ads turned off, not sure how that would affect the outcome. As for your idea on a compilation, each contributor to the forum is of course welcome to use their poems any way they like, would be fun to see what people do with that if anyone is inspired to take it that one step further. I'm not sure I would be the best person to try to organize it (time and energy constraints at the moment). I think if you tried to use every poem it would get too bulky, (selecting a few poems from each (with permission) might make it a lot easier). Sorry for being so non-committal. If you feel like taking it on I would be happy to share any technical tips regarding the process I used here. It's pretty straightforward. Cheers!

Rinita Sen on November 12, 2018:

This was a great idea. I wonder if we should do a compilation of all the poems from everyone, with permission of course, or is that too bulky a task, and we should just let our 10w Tuesday be?

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 11, 2018:

manatita thanks for the cute and awesome lol. I'm just happy I was able to get these on the page in this format. It was fun putting it together, something new to play with. I see you've been posting a lot of new poems, I apologize for not keeping up, looking forward to seeing what you've been up to, Cheers mate, Verlie

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 11, 2018:

Hey Bill, thanks so much. Writing with brevity It is a really good exercise, I agree. I really wasn't sure when I published this if it would pass, as it contains so few words, (all the poems are photographs, so even those few words are not counted) but it has. So maybe a picture really is worth a thousand words? Hmmm, got me thinking.

Verlie Burroughs (author) from Canada on November 11, 2018:

Dear Mike, thank you! This is perhaps the nicest compliment anyone has ever paid me. I'm filing this one for a book cover quotation. You do me great honor with your readership my friend.

manatita44 from london on November 11, 2018:

Perhaps they'll fly Verlie. You have given them wings. Quite cute. Awesome!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 11, 2018:

Such a great writing exercise, for poets and prose. I love reading your talent. :)

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on November 11, 2018:

Hello Verlie - Your poetry 'flies' just fine. There is grace in a thought or feeling captured in a few words. It makes the thought easy to contemplate. Like a creature caught in a bit of amber. Good to see you publish.