One Minute Poems

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
A little exercise to stretch your creative brain cells.  Set your timer/watch/iPhone- whatever- to 60 seconds and type.   When ever this thread pops up, jump on it.  Don't think ahead of time- just let it go.  But try to think poetically and aim for some kind of ending.  But when the timer goes off, that's it, you're done!

OK to correct spelling and maybe a few punctuation marks afterwords.  Otherwise, leave it as it lay!

Go!

Beat, parsley, sage
My mind as a mint salad
Salivating phosphorescent gobs
Run mind run run
What time, undone
Now ended I hope at last,
Clasp fast grasp.
"Love and only love will break it down"
-Neil Young
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M.I.T.S.





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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    You're so far away
    I steal the song away
    I steel away in loneliness.
    Hear you voice in my head,
    Led
    To where you always are
    Here,
    Getting closer to there.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,960
    edited September 21
    Setting my clock for one minute:

    Alone, awash in moon glow
    tindering on waves of chances
    excusing the percussion of unknown
    swimming used watches.


    I thought I could brain storm pages in a minute, but what I wrote above is it. That minute went quick!
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Setting my clock for one minute:

    Alone, awash in moon glow
    tindering on waves of chances
    excusing the percussion of unknown
    swimming used watches.


    I thought I could brain storm pages in a minute, but what I wrote above is it. That minute went quick!
    Well done, Ms Haiku! Thanks for contributing!

    Yes, I found the same to be true.  60 seconds just fly by.  But I love how stretches the creative mind.  Another "exercise" (if you will) I used to do on my lunch break during the six months of the worst job  I ever had in my life (prepping IBM orders for shipment) was to go out and walk for 15 minutes and ad-lib  poetry out loud.  It stretched my creative brain cells and at the same time was a wonderfully healthy release valve for pent up tension.   I would come back from lunch ready for the non-stop barrage of orders I had to fill before Fed Ex showed up.

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    OK, here goes

    Baker slamming perfect time
    Insane
    Horses and dogs and only one friend
    Pound, break, rebuild
    You're still alive?!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Listened for sounds of the distant drummer

    Which path to take

    Thoreau knew

    Choices get made

    Ready or not

    Who put the card in the spokes of life’s hamster wheel

    Mistaken sounds

  • justamjustam Posts: 21,296
    I tried one and was surprised at the speed of a minute.
    So, here is my second attempt in which I typed as fast as possible with no ideas at all!


    It’s a race against time
    60 seconds isn’t much!
    Old people say life passes that way
    but it never felt this fast before
    Time ticking past!
    the alarm rings now
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369

    Listened for sounds of the distant drummer

    Which path to take

    Thoreau knew

    Choices get made

    Ready or not

    Who put the card in the spokes of life’s hamster wheel

    Mistaken sounds

    Nice one, Asterisk.  A minute to write leads to several for pondering!
    justam said:
    I tried one and was surprised at the speed of a minute.
    So, here is my second attempt in which I typed as fast as possible with no ideas at all!


    It’s a race against time
    60 seconds isn’t much!
    Old people say life passes that way
    but it never felt this fast before
    Time ticking past!
    the alarm rings now
    Nice- I an relate to this poem!

    I know what you mean- it feels like 10 seconds!  No preconceived ideas at all is ideal.  The ideas are already in our heads waiting to be set free.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,960
    brianlux said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Setting my clock for one minute:

    Alone, awash in moon glow
    tindering on waves of chances
    excusing the percussion of unknown
    swimming used watches.


    I thought I could brain storm pages in a minute, but what I wrote above is it. That minute went quick!
    Well done, Ms Haiku! Thanks for contributing!

    Yes, I found the same to be true.  60 seconds just fly by.  But I love how stretches the creative mind.  Another "exercise" (if you will) I used to do on my lunch break during the six months of the worst job  I ever had in my life (prepping IBM orders for shipment) was to go out and walk for 15 minutes and ad-lib  poetry out loud.  It stretched my creative brain cells and at the same time was a wonderfully healthy release valve for pent up tension.   I would come back from lunch ready for the non-stop barrage of orders I had to fill before Fed Ex showed up.

    That's a good idea. I'll try it on the way to/from the metro.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Ms. Haiku said:
    brianlux said:
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Setting my clock for one minute:

    Alone, awash in moon glow
    tindering on waves of chances
    excusing the percussion of unknown
    swimming used watches.


    I thought I could brain storm pages in a minute, but what I wrote above is it. That minute went quick!
    Well done, Ms Haiku! Thanks for contributing!

    Yes, I found the same to be true.  60 seconds just fly by.  But I love how stretches the creative mind.  Another "exercise" (if you will) I used to do on my lunch break during the six months of the worst job  I ever had in my life (prepping IBM orders for shipment) was to go out and walk for 15 minutes and ad-lib  poetry out loud.  It stretched my creative brain cells and at the same time was a wonderfully healthy release valve for pent up tension.   I would come back from lunch ready for the non-stop barrage of orders I had to fill before Fed Ex showed up.

    That's a good idea. I'll try it on the way to/from the metro.
    Great!  Just be careful, passersby might think your a bit daffy, lol.  :smile:
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,960
    one string
    weaved into baskets
    holding songs and dreams
    but which is worse
    or which can find the path
    of quickness solidly standing
    like reality, like a picture
    of picture perfect minding
    still life and verifiable
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Ms. Haiku said:
    one string
    weaved into baskets
    holding songs and dreams
    but which is worse
    or which can find the path
    of quickness solidly standing
    like reality, like a picture
    of picture perfect minding
    still life and verifiable
    Nice one minuter!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,960
    How thinking about a layoff
    crumbled me. I shouldn't
    eat chocolate to make myself
    less animated. Less affected
    by rumors that I created.
    How can the loss of a job
    provoke such fear.
    It is not life or death, but
    that was easier. 
    To live only to live.
    Wouldn't that be nice.


    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Ms. Haiku said:
    How thinking about a layoff
    crumbled me. I shouldn't
    eat chocolate to make myself
    less animated. Less affected
    by rumors that I created.
    How can the loss of a job
    provoke such fear.
    It is not life or death, but
    that was easier. 
    To live only to live.
    Wouldn't that be nice.


    Awesome, Ms Haiku, though I'm sorry if a layoff inspired this fine poem.  Best wishes!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • justamjustam Posts: 21,296
    Timer set
    whatever comes out this fine morning
    it’ll Live on the page
    a restful night from a school holiday
    brings me joy enough to sing
    but what song?
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    justam said:
    Timer set
    whatever comes out this fine morning
    it’ll Live on the page
    a restful night from a school holiday
    brings me joy enough to sing
    but what song?
    Nice!  :smile:
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    One more headache but what can I do?
    Listen to the beat
    "Sugar Magnolia" keep my feet moving
    Even as the head pounds
    Keep the beat
    On my feet.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Haiku are awesome
    But often they make no sense
    Michael Fassbender
    So true!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Late

    I'm tired because I'm up late
    late late late late late
    I'm up late
    Tired.
    Tired and wired and late late late late late
    Yep, I'm up late.
    And tired.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • press your back into the wall
    hold the ball
    transfixate
    make the drip drop on the floor
    hold the pose
    sweat break
    ignore the ankle rolled
    last week
    you danced and here you are
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    press your back into the wall
    hold the ball
    transfixate
    make the drip drop on the floor
    hold the pose
    sweat break
    ignore the ankle rolled
    last week
    you danced and here you are
    Nice!  Lots of action going on there.

    Cool bug avatar by the way.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Thanks and thanks :)  

  • Ms. Haiku said:
    How thinking about a layoff
    crumbled me. I shouldn't
    eat chocolate to make myself
    less animated. Less affected
    by rumors that I created.
    How can the loss of a job
    provoke such fear.
    It is not life or death, but
    that was easier. 
    To live only to live.
    Wouldn't that be nice.


    I love the line "I shouldn't eat chocolate to make myself less animated"...
  • Onyeswonsu woke
    the desert wind
    to say good morning
    the sun would never have it from her
    anyway 
  • brianlux said:
    One more headache but what can I do?
    Listen to the beat
    "Sugar Magnolia" keep my feet moving
    Even as the head pounds
    Keep the beat
    On my feet.
    heads all empty? 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    brianlux said:
    One more headache but what can I do?
    Listen to the beat
    "Sugar Magnolia" keep my feet moving
    Even as the head pounds
    Keep the beat
    On my feet.
    heads all empty? 
    Some days, yes,
    Other days quite full
    A light tap on the noggin,
    Log in to my brain
    Listen for the echo
    To know the fullness or
    A vast echo.

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    One more headache but what can I do?
    Listen to the beat
    "Sugar Magnolia" keep my feet moving
    Even as the head pounds
    Keep the beat
    On my feet.
    heads all empty? 
    Some days, yes,
    Other days quite full
    A light tap on the noggin,
    Log in to my brain
    Listen for the echo
    To know the fullness or
    A vast echo.

    giggled she googled bee
    it's like, quantum
    here and not the same
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    One more headache but what can I do?
    Listen to the beat
    "Sugar Magnolia" keep my feet moving
    Even as the head pounds
    Keep the beat
    On my feet.
    heads all empty? 
    Some days, yes,
    Other days quite full
    A light tap on the noggin,
    Log in to my brain
    Listen for the echo
    To know the fullness or
    A vast echo.

    giggled she googled bee
    it's like, quantum
    here and not the same
    Bees 'n bugs
    Like Denny the Daddy Long Leg
    Living in the bathroom
    Tile crevice up by the ceiling
    Long legged dealings!
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,960
    Great clouds 
    shouting whispers
    falling down flagpoles 
    warped by banners
    of parades, funerals,
    and everyday walking.
    They see the crosswalk 
    to turn left and
    right, they believe
    they will not 
    be hit.



    I LOVE this thread. What fun!

    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,369
    Ms. Haiku said:
    Great clouds 
    shouting whispers
    falling down flagpoles 
    warped by banners
    of parades, funerals,
    and everyday walking.
    They see the crosswalk 
    to turn left and
    right, they believe
    they will not 
    be hit.



    I LOVE this thread. What fun!

    :smile:
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





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