I Think

The poets’ pub is going minimalist today, fewer than 40 words.  I’ve written many ultra-short poems – a piku is probably the smallest, (3 lines, 3, 1, 4  syllables) eg 

a dying art

it no service


Just for the
of it – Yippee!

but in case those are too short, here’s one of  38 words.

I Think

Beyond the beyond
of  rational thought
lies a land of imagination;
exotic, poetic, quixotic,
a place for celebration.

Beyond the beyond
of the daily round,
change brings  revelation,
worlds untasted,
challenge untested,
no chance wasted
for creative elation.

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27 Responses to I Think

  1. Three good ones, especially the last.


  2. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    I love them all, particulary the succinct wit of the first.


  3. kaykuala says:

    it no service

    Equality of the sexes is paramount in modern thinking. Such is progress! Great thoughts Viv!



  4. Sumana Roy says:

    I so love beyond and beyond and the yippee….the second one made me smile…


  5. arathi says:

    loved the pikus..loved your beyond beyond too..


  6. claudia says:

    smiles… i love to discover the beyond the beyond… and sad that chivalry died a bit – and yep – in a way it’s our own fault – and on the other hand there comes a certain freedom with it


  7. loved your exuberant Yippee! and the beyond the beyond – wonderful!


  8. Bryan Ens says:

    These are all great. The middle one really made me smile!


  9. Chivalry is def a dying art… if not already dead? okay maybe not…

    and loved, “beyond the beyond” 🙂


  10. markwindham says:

    like them all, agree much with the first..sadly


  11. Bodhirose says:

    Good manners are just being good human beings…they aren’t gender specific…some people don’t get that though. Love your enthusiastic yippee! And I love beyond the beyond…so peaceful there. :~)


  12. All three are well done and I love the second!


  13. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Never bumped into a piku before; short stuff; good exercise really. When I do 3 line free form stanzas I call them “buttku’s”, nudge, nudge; I dig the behemoth, the 38 word humungous poem, & always find myself beyond-beyond.


  14. I agree with the first line
    the second made me laugh hard…

    and everything else…I love so much. 🙂


  15. Mary says:

    I think you may be right about the first one, Viv. Sigh. But my grandson who has never heard of feminism will open the doors for anyone!!


  16. Polly says:

    Love the pikus – and enjoyed the very lengthy 38 worder (!) 🙂


  17. Am very worried about the first – your words were well spoken and true, and noticed here in Finland. It really is an interesting topic, but worrying. Good fun on second an interesting third, I agree with Bjorn there.


  18. Susan says:

    Very very cool on #2–it flows like creation itself. #1, I don’t know–it’s poised between regretting the loss of chivalry and accusing feminism … I wonder if you mean it? I’d open a door for anyone, and can’t remember ever turning down an open door that is kindness and grace.


  19. brian miller says:

    ha. i like the energy of your WHOOP!
    i would agree with the first though…we immasculated men…in some cases
    and pushed others to the other end of the pendulum…i would hold the door for you though…

    and i am all for the elevation of creation.

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  20. Love the beyond beyond… What can we ever find there? Or will we even know when we find it ? Or where we were?


  21. margo roby says:

    Agree with the first, laughed at the second, love the third.


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