Micropoetry – Hedgehog and Sea Oak

Micropoetry by K. S. Moore

Just sharing some more micropoetry, that I wrote over the summer months.  These two: ‘Hedgehog’ and ‘Sea Oak’ are among my favourites.  I feel they go a little deeper than some of my other efforts.  I worked hard to edit ‘Sea Oak’ into a shape that reflected the long, waving strands of seaweed, I spotted on a trip to Dungarvan.  By contrast, ‘Hedgehog’ came together quite easily, the words spilling out into a natural rhythm from mind to page.  They are proof that poetry is so unpredictable, but very satisfying when it works!

Micropoetry by K. S. MooreIf you’re a regular reader, you may remember me saying that I was going to keep back my ‘Hedgehog’ poem for a competition.  I’ve written a few other pieces since, so I felt it safe to release this one on the blog.

I’m thinking it would be nice to write something for my swallow chicks next.  Not that they are mine anymore!  All three chicks fledged yesterday.  I do hope the smaller ones will be ok!  Maybe a poem will help to settle my mind and allow me to anchor my memories in words.

Meanwhile, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s reading experience!

4 responses to “Micropoetry – Hedgehog and Sea Oak”

  1. Beautiful poetry here, a delight to read these, great to see creativity going so well for you, regards, Kevin.
    PS will definitely drop by again…

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Kevin!  I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with micropoetry over the last few months.  I think the brevity has helped me to be more ruthless in edit!  How are your creative projects going?

  3. KSMoore Hi, only getting back to you now, a measure of being busy with writing, a wonderful complaint!! Yes, things are going well, thank God. Living here in Duncannon I find very conducive to creativity.  A few months ago I got a new poets’ group, Hooked on Poetry, going and am delighted to say we are attracting a lot of attention, every second Tuesday in The Fort Conan Hotel, Duncannon, 8.00pm.  Next session is on the 10th September and perhaps we might see you and a car load of friends sometime? I continue writing, poetry and fiction, and pay attention to prose and photography.  You probably appreciate the way that  to engage in any creative act allows the muse access to all the areas we engage in.
    Good to chat with a fellow wordsmith and I do hope to get up your way sometime over the autumn. Which reminds me, I must go and get some material organised for the Wall of Hope that Grace sent the flyer about, seems a worthwhile project and one I’d love to help with, regards, Kevin

    • Hi Kevin, I’m glad to hear you’re busy with writing and your new group ‘Hooked on Poetry’. You must be heading out to it tonight – hope all goes well! It would be nice to call in, at some point. I do appreciate the fact that other aspects of creativity can spark off ideas. I’ve recently been looking at paintings and have used poetry (by others) as a starting point for Flash Fiction and Short Stories. Do let me know if you are around Waterford this autumn. I just checked out the ‘Wall of Hope’ online. It does sound like a lovely idea! 🙂

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