Happiness is Poetry: Micropoetry

Happiness is Poetry: Micropoetry

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Micropoetry is technically any short form poetry like haiku.  However tonight I want to present for you micropoetry as it appears on Twitter.  For those of you not familiar with Twitter, it’s a social media platform where messages are limited to 140 characters.  So micropoetry on Twitter are poems in less than 140 characters.  It’s amazing how powerful some of these micro poems can be in so few words.  So tonight, some micorpoems, if you want to see more, you can always check out my Twitter feed @ministryofhappy

If you click on the link at the top of each piece it will take you to the original tweet.  Enjoy my friends and have a happy day ~ Rev Kane

The way she speaks
You’d think
She marks the tips Of her lips
With poetic ink.


the dragonfly
who told me
I had all summer
no flash of green
across a September sun


Until the waves filled my lungs
and I could no longer see the sun
I didn’t know
that I was lost.


The old ones
still talk in whispers
to the stars
sharing memories
no one else can recall


From the top of your head
Light cascades a soft river,
Pouring the knowing of being
Touched by joy.


in a company of burning stars
eyes of distant nebula fire
Hover over us


Love, a luxury
Meted out in small doses
We are all beggars


The dark takes me back
to the early days
when God spoke softly to me.


They obey
His Word,
Both sublime
And absurd.


How much longer
are these tangled memories of you
going to hover over my bowed head
I miss the sun


About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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