Friday, 2 October 2009

TINY POEMS



When I lived in Scotland one of my friends bought me a book by Ivor Cutler. In it were hilarious little poems/stories. When I came home, I showed it to my sisters and we got great mileage out of the poems' subversive wit. I still have that miniature book.

I was reminded of this when I started to look for outlets for some of my own tiny poems which are little scraps that make me laugh. But no editor has accepted them (not that I've really tried much - I'm a lazy submitter.)

Anyway, I found this site: Tiny Poems and thought, Yipee!! So I mailed the editor...but got no response. At all.

OK, I thought, I'll just post them on my own blog. So here we are. Tiny poem number one. (You might have to click on the pic to read it properly - camera issues...)

13 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

KOOL NOOL!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ah thanks P!

Kar said...

just when you think you know somebody and all there is to know about them you go and tell me a story I've never heard before. Great tale, brilliant tiny poem! look forward to hearing/reading more!

K x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ah, I have hidden depths, Kar, hidden DEPTHS...har har har ;-)

Sara Crowley said...

Hehe! Love this. More, more...

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

hee hee, glad u like Sara ;-)

Liz said...

Tiny but perfect...like the whacky humour. Top notch idea and they do say good things come in small packages! ;)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Great Liz, glad you like the humour!

Rachel Fenton said...

This is a brilliant idea! Why did I not see this post before? Must have something to do with half term, bore 8yr old and poorly baby! Tiny poems have such good sticking power, I still remember funny little lines from when I was a kid - shame no one made maths into a series of funny little poems :( Give us more of you little poems! Please :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Rach - it was the old 2 posts in one day trick...not my normal practice but I was so excited about the Greg O'D poetry comp, I had to share! So Tiny Poems got shoved down.
More to come...

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

R - get well soon to your poor baba.

BarbaraS said...

That's very neat. Ivor Cutler - an ex-boyfriend used to have an album by him. Let's see... 'I work my elbow to the bone for you...'

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

It's a bit of silliness, B. Fun!