June 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM

seven word poems

As a teenager I sometimes found myself in trouble for my poetry.

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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Perhaps you have heard of 6 word poems. Maybe when listening to KSFR radio you heard about 6 word memoirs from Smith Magazine. http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/ . These short messages seem quite the rage and a new book has even been published. Since Santa Fe is the City Different, I think we should start 7 word poems here. Apparently the interview mentioned that people of all ages love making 7 word poems. If you happen to be under 18, please get a parent's permission note to publish here. As a teenager I sometimes found myself in trouble for my poetry.  However as the High School editor of the school newspaper I usually got to publish what I wanted.

 

You are invited to send your poems now. Always. If we get enough perhaps we could have a live poetry reading. If the editors like them enough, perhaps a local radio station would broadcast a poetry slam for all ages. In the meantime we need to create a buzz with our dancing words now.

 

7 word poems by Mary MacIntyre

 

aching foot stops walking

rest eases pain

 

in moments before snowstorm

exhilaration on mountaintrail

 

mountain bike tracks speed

middle aged bicyclists

 

age vanishes when

you believe you can

 

breathe, breathe deep

longer exhale heal breathe

 

little cat ready for food

waits peacefully

 

walk again in strength

discover peace within

 

So now you get the idea. Now I want your ideas. It's the hunger thing. The more you write, the more I can publish. Do you have some 7 word feedback?

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