ladened with tears
seeds of hope
A note on form: This little number is known as a septolet. It is composed of 7 line composed of 14 words set in two stanzas. (It is supposed to create a picture.) I have not really found any solid rules on the number of words per stanza, but in most examples I have seen they are almost never evenly broken up 7 and 7. There is also no specifics on where the break occurs, but most examples break after either the 3rd or 4th line.
While "creating a picture" is still a bit of conundrum, I still enjoy exploring this form. It is short & sweet and makes for a nice "tweetoetry" piece.
Inspiration for this piece: Yesterday over at dVerse Poets Pub, the prompt was on micro poetry inspired by macro photography. I have for the past several years enjoyed (viewing) macro photography. It seems so interesting how you can get up close and personal with such small entities and see so much detail. If I felt like a ramble today, I'd probably go into how perfect macro photography relates to poetry (in comparison to typical photography relating to prose), but lucky you I'm not in a rambling mood. Anyway...it took me a while to find the right photo. I was actually in search of a different photo that I had seen ages ago, but was unable to dig it up. Anyway...in the process I found a (several) pictures of dew drops on dandelion seeds...and seeing as I have a thing for dandelions in their puffy form, I ended up captured (no pun intended).
This piece of micropoetry is 82 characters long; this includes spaces and returns as single characters. Thus keeping within the 140 character limit (and if posted on twitter allows rooms for hashtags and mentions).
The photos that inspired this piece are by Sharon Johnstone.