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February 1st, 2017, 12:43 PM
The St Valentine's Micropoetry


A Media Team Fun Prompt - open to all members

Can you write micropoems for St Valentine's Day?
Then post them on this thread before the end of February 14th
Loving, laughable, sweet or sour - anything...

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The WF Media Team

Micropoetry is a genre of poetic verse which is characterized by its extreme brevity. In other words, a micropoem is a short poem.
Micropoetry is a collective term for a variety of different forms of short poetry. As a poetic artform, it doesn’t really have any rules. Although it does consists of certain forms of short poetry with fixed rules such as haiku (http://micropoetry.com/haiku), tanka (http://micropoetry.com/tanka), senryu (http://micropoetry.com/senryu) and gogyohka (http://micropoetry.com/gogyohka). There are also no real character length limitations either. The limits are set by the medium with which they are being shared, and also that invisible line where micropoetry becomes a regular length poem. This is why the majority of poems on this site are less than 140 characters (twitter limit), with a maximum of 160 characters (mobile phone limit).
Source: http://micropoetry.com/twitter-micropoetry

February 1st, 2017, 09:16 PM
Okay, here goes...

secret admirer
his courage in denial
roses die waiting

who's up next?

February 1st, 2017, 09:32 PM
A falling star
Distant steps
Unfulfilled wish

February 1st, 2017, 10:34 PM
Daydreams have it all
love sometimes leads to nothing
whisper sweet nothings.


Falling in love is good
falling into bed is lovely
what do you mean when you say
I am falling for you.

February 1st, 2017, 11:23 PM
How do I love thee?

How do I love thee?
Like a leaf that clings to the vine,
a vine that clings to the spire
that's clinging to something higher.
A cross to bear across my spine.

How do I love thee?
As little as I dare, and with great care
said the amourous porcupine.

February 2nd, 2017, 12:04 AM
one hundred forty / rationing my characters / love knows no limit

Olly Buckle
February 2nd, 2017, 12:38 AM
The life considered
Is one of sharing,
The life of sharing
Is worth the living.

This is an old one;

After death is not time to love my life
Use your breath now for love and not for strife
And so straighten my back
Put spring into my step.
Thus longer love and life the both are kept.
True love lasts not forever and a day
But may last a life and still not fade away.

February 2nd, 2017, 02:05 AM
candy and flowers / will be delivered later / <3 by WiFi now

February 2nd, 2017, 03:18 AM
The Promises of Birds

Dove coos, promises forever.
Crow cocks his head, chuckles,
says, "nothing lasts."

February 2nd, 2017, 10:24 AM

The who - You
The what - a kiss
The when - Friday night
The where - >blush<

The Fantastical
February 2nd, 2017, 02:26 PM

A wicked thing.
Jealous to its core.

For you are mine and I am yours,
Now and forever more.

The Fantastical

February 2nd, 2017, 02:40 PM
You had me at hello
Please can I have more
All of you is never enough

February 2nd, 2017, 02:47 PM
With you
the irreplaceable now
without you
The foreverness of waiting

February 2nd, 2017, 02:49 PM
Don't answer the door
The devil is knocking
Your pizza is ready

(God, is this bad :geek:)

February 2nd, 2017, 03:52 PM

Those who are parched envision
love's moist madness

Closed eyes crave
love from empty cups
of spilled blue sky


Olly Buckle
February 2nd, 2017, 05:35 PM
To go together is good
To come together is better
But are you coming or going?

February 2nd, 2017, 07:16 PM
( I don't know how to write love poems but I thought I'd be a good sport)

bobbing out from sea,
no letter in the bottle.
A paper heart lied within

how can something be bigger
than its container?


February 2nd, 2017, 08:52 PM
The music makes me
You take me
My favourite time

The Fantastical
February 2nd, 2017, 09:24 PM
Fine Lines,

We dance on fine lines.

Is it love,
Or is it hate?

Who can tell, maybe it is just fate.

- The Fantastical

February 2nd, 2017, 09:33 PM
Music is the food of love
That’s the romantic notion
but carats served with diamonds
elicit more emotion.

February 2nd, 2017, 10:07 PM
I taste your breath
on my lips
our tongues meet
passion ignited
just around the corner

February 2nd, 2017, 10:13 PM
Slipping into velvet dreams
I tie a bow around you and me
to keep us close, my Valentine!

Bit too mushy for my own taste, lol.

February 3rd, 2017, 12:28 AM
Obsessive Singularity

The man sprawled
across her mind--
a black hole
all thought and energy
to him.

February 3rd, 2017, 04:26 AM

You sing to the moon, laugh
as poets drown trying to kiss
her. You follow her like the tide
and I drown in your shallows.

Phil Istine
February 3rd, 2017, 05:11 PM
Not new as I entered this one in a challenge some time back. I've also added a couple of alternative versions. Perhaps not the hearts and flowers you were seeking for Valentine's :)

symbiotic love
enshrines mutual emptiness
every last drop


symbiotic crush
squeezes mutual emptiness
every last drop


symbiotic crush
squeezes mutual emptiness
lemon-drop kids

February 3rd, 2017, 07:10 PM
The Pining

He carves her heart from hard mahogany—
chose soft pine for his


February 3rd, 2017, 08:22 PM
I held your hand
you held my heart.

Phil Istine
February 3rd, 2017, 10:13 PM
A little fun wordplay with this one:

Cupid’s arrows
target hearts -
lovers quiver.

February 5th, 2017, 12:54 AM
You may not be glamorous
But I still feel amorous,
If you were my mate
Then to me you’d look great,
What you are is just fine
So please say you’ll be mine.

February 5th, 2017, 01:31 AM
There was a couple from Dover
who made love in the clover
then came the ants
in both of their pants
good thing they were left hanging on a tree.:icon_joker:

February 5th, 2017, 02:24 AM
we are zero state / turn me on we become one / just a bit naughty - by @astroannie2004 #mp #mpy #micropoem #micropoetry

(that's 119 characters)

February 5th, 2017, 12:14 PM
valentinus wrote
"your valentine"
as a farewell

February 6th, 2017, 03:58 AM
beneath the heart
fragile, tender shoots
deeply root

February 6th, 2017, 07:30 PM
Holding arthritic hands
helping her get in bed
love game for two

Phil Istine
February 8th, 2017, 07:18 PM
nybble ripened fruit
emotional short-circuit
logic gate closes

February 9th, 2017, 04:15 AM
Your love is like the tide
With a cool wind on its wake
Gently caressing me into bliss

February 9th, 2017, 06:11 PM
Harmonious Valentines

A billion souls in a bleak abyss
the only sound possible
is singing

One song each
you unfold

One heart each
you enfold

Valentines romanticize
two rendered songs
can harmonize

Phil Istine
February 9th, 2017, 06:35 PM
Harmonious Valentines

A billion souls in a bleak abyss
the only sound possible
is singing

One song each
you unfold

One heart each
you enfold

Valentines romanticize
two rendered songs
can harmonizeunfold

One heart each
you enfold

Valentines romanticize
two rendered songs
can harmonize

Do you realise that the text colour is the same as the background, therefore invisible?

February 9th, 2017, 07:19 PM
Looks like mAcropoetry

February 10th, 2017, 01:29 AM
Love is something
I never thought
Would bring me to
This particular spot

Before you I stand
With my heart in my hand
But room enough for yours too;
If you'd let me.

Give me a chance
To show you romance,
And I promise you won't be disappointed.

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February 21st, 2017, 07:41 PM
Thanks for letting me know. Still trying to get used to the site. :)

February 21st, 2017, 07:44 PM
If you need any help just shout :)