Wednesday 14 February 2018

Micropoetry - January 2018

Yes, it's half-way through February. But when has that ever stopped me from doing a Micropoetry wrap-up? 😎

cluttered desk pic with typewriter, mug, and other items

Here, then, is the Micropoetry I wrote in January:

(Quick warning: the one for 22nd January came out as more of a downer than I intended!)

6th Jan

girl painted on wall - street art. Her skin is blue, she is wearing large orange sunglasses, and has purple hair

Be the wolf in the night
Be the birdsong at dawn
Be the short shadows at noon
Be the blue of the dusk
Be the gust of wind
at their backs
And the light in the dark,
Be the fire in their bellies
And most of all,
give 'em hell.

flourish divider

19th Jan

I tried to explain
That the only time
You should look down
On the Valleys
Is when you're on
The mountain top.
But if I have to explain,
Then you'll never understand.

flourish divider

22nd Jan

girl outlined against the sunset

I felt the tears,
Too far behind my eyes to fall.
I felt the tears,
As if I'd cried them a long time before,
I felt the tears,
the exhaustion that comes after their fall.
I cried the tears,
But they weren't my tears at all.

flourish divider

31st Jan

Strip it down
Until it's just you
Holding onto a thread of the universe.
Then weave it into life.

What'd you think? Any good? And also a huuuge thanks to anyone who's liked or RT'd any of my Micropoetry on Twitter :)

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Last Updated: 17th April 2018


  1. I love how personal poetry is. Like I always wonder what goes through a poets mind when they write. These are really good, Cee!

    1. Thank you! :) I'ma be honest, most of the time what goes through my mind is 'ooh, that sounds good!' Lol.

      The one about Valleys in particular is quite personal though - a lot of my family are from the Rhondda Valleys, which are known as quite 'rough' and a lot of people look down on the people from there... so, yeah. There was probably a little more thought to that one!

  2. oh I love your poetry so much!

    AND you are such a productive poetess

    I've written like 4 in my entire life! Well... in English. I was very productive poet in Spanish won contests and all :) [and then I moved to the US I couldn't write at all for few years! Now I can't write as I used to in Spanish [because my brain thinks in English] AND I'm still learning how to in English LOl so... what a mess!]

    Your poetry is just SO YOU! it has a little bit of an edge but so levly and kind at the same time!

    like the valley and the mountain! "But if I have to explain,
    Then you'll never understand." OUGH! :)

    I have never seen you poetry on twitter to RT! So I'm glad you say that because I was going to message about whether it was ok for me to post it on twitter. I wanted to do it as part of my "spread the love" this week :)

    I thought it would be ok because if you publish it here I didn't think you would matter if it went on twitter but just in case I was going to ask :)

    1. Ha, I actually started writing it on Twitter - Micropoetry is poetry in the length of a Tweet (which is easier since the character limit changed!) All of my Micropoems appear there first.

      And yes, of course you can post it on Twitter (if you want to of course!)

      And thanks sooooo much for your lovely words!!! XD You're so awesome!!!!!!

      I'd love to read some of your poetry some time! :) (The world must know! Lol.)

      The one about the Valleys is actually quite personal - my family is from the Rhondda Valley, which is considered quite 'rough' and is an ex-mining area with a *lot* of problems (crime, drugs, poverty, the works...,) but is still a beautiful place, with some of the kindest people in the world.

      Thanks again for your awesome comment! XD XD XD <3 <3 <3

  3. Ooh I like the first one best! It's so inspiring!

    1. Thanks so much!!! XD (Ha, I was pumped and ready to take on the world that day!)

  4. It's so nice to read your poetry!
    I especially love the tears one but all of them were very good this month! You've got your creative juices going. :)

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

    1. Thanks soooooo much! :) *hugs* I'm glad you liked them! :)


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