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Short Poetry Online - John Anderson's Blog

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I was born under the star sign 'Pisces' and as the saying goes "You can't get over that". I have life-long interests in water, fish, the sea, sailing and everything wet and aquatic. I have a scientific background in the environment and fisheries. I have written extensively on many topics. I have created and manage a gaggle of websites. I have now retired and live in the 'Shark Shack' by the sea near Jervis Bay, on the South Eastern coast of Australia. I sail, fish, walk, dive and swim as much as I can with the motto: 'Diving for Pearls'. My main focus is on didactic poems. I love the poems of Dylan Thomas and my favorite movie is 'Under Milk Wood' (a radio play, made into a film). I also like Les Murray. My website is Poetry Community http://www.poetrycommunity.com.  Cheers! 

Short Poetry Online

Blog Posted:7/14/2017 1:22:00 AM

Want a quick shot of short poetry over your morning cup of espresso, while you devour your museli, croissant or toast? Well you are likely to be disappointed as apart from the soup there are very few options. The Shot Glass Journal (http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/) is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry, published quarterly - few of hundreds of poems submitted are published. Noon Poetry (https://noonpoetry.com/) is similar. There is Twitter using various tags #poetry, #poems, but it is a mammoth mishmash and jumble. A new kid off the block is Poem Snap (http://poems.poemsnap.com/) which uses a forum format, form categories and includes images. Well worth a look if you like a double short shot. Do you know of any others? How do you get your short fix?

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Date: 7/14/2017 3:11:00 PM
Thanks John! Quatrain Fish & they pay! Also Concis, they pay also.
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Date: 7/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
Thanks, These look good. Readers see http://concis.io/stream/ and http://quatrain.fish/ Cheers

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New Contest Idea - Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice
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New Form - The BELL
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Be Didactic - Contest Completed
Date Posted: 4/24/2017 9:35:00 PM

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7/25/2017 Livid That My Id Pallid Cinquainpsychological,
7/25/2017 Big Fella Cod Haibunfish,nature,
7/25/2017 Tell-Tail Plume of Doom Cinquainwar,world war ii,
7/24/2017 The High Road, Less Traveled Cinquainendurance,hope,
7/24/2017 Can't Admire What Not Understood Cinquainpoetry,poets,self,
7/24/2017 Early Riser, No Cows to Milk Quintain (English)peace,solitude,
7/24/2017 You Can't Stop Progress Cinquaineducation,environment,
7/23/2017 Gigil - So Cute, I Quiver Cinquaincute love,
7/23/2017 Implosion - Bursting Inward Cinquainsenses,
7/23/2017 Why Does This Candle Flicker Free verselight,
7/23/2017 Remiss Reminisce Quintain (English)education,emotions,encour
7/23/2017 Compliant Compromise Cinquainnostalgia,
7/22/2017 Potential Made Potent Portent Tankahope,
7/22/2017 Tenuous Gossamer Tankasenses,
7/21/2017 Lighthouse Beacon Beckoning Free verseocean,sea,
7/20/2017 Obsessed with Words Free versepoetry,
7/20/2017 Beg to Differ, Strut Your Stuff Free verseself,
7/20/2017 Storm Comes Goes Sedokastorm,
7/5/2017 Far Away, Unbound Blank verselost love,together,travel
7/4/2017 Portions in Proportion Cinquainfood,self,
7/3/2017 Thought Without Language Cinquainimage,imagery,imagination
7/3/2017 Blood Read Cinquainheart,ocean,sea,
7/3/2017 Platitudes Cinquainpride,psychological,relat
7/3/2017 What Gives Cinquainangst,cheer up,uplifting,
7/3/2017 Leaning in Cinquainconfidence,dedication,
7/3/2017 Defenestrate Begone Cinquainendurance,farewell,
7/2/2017 Portholes Plugged Snug Cinquaintravel,
7/2/2017 Glass is Tough Stuff Cinquainscience,
7/1/2017 The Color of Saying Free versepoems,poetry,word play,wo
7/1/2017 The Book of Charm Free verseallusion,friend,friendshi
6/30/2017 Bearing No Ill Will Free verseanger,
6/30/2017 Happiness an Illusion Delusion Free versehappy,heart,
6/29/2017 Goose on the Loose, Chased Light Poetrychange,
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6/29/2017 Broken Up or In Wanting Free verselife,
6/27/2017 Rapt Agog, Bent Rhyme royallove,love hurts,
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6/24/2017 Anger Curtailed for Want of Breath Blank versesurreal,water,
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6/22/2017 Hanky-Panky Janky Free versetravel,
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6/22/2017 Frolic in the Off-Leash Dog Park Prose Poetrydog,
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6/22/2017 Warped Skew-Whiff Free versenature,
6/22/2017 Our Planet Water Haikuearth,water,
6/19/2017 True Blue Daisy Rhymeblue,flower,
6/14/2017 Candle Flames Flickers Free versefire,
6/14/2017 Too Much Time and Space Free versesky,space,
6/14/2017 Gnarled by Age Knurls the Grip Free verseage,
6/6/2017 The Yips Senryugolf,
6/6/2017 Flabbergasted Senryucelebration,flying,
6/6/2017 Loose Lips Senryucorruption,
6/6/2017 Leafy Seadragon Haikunature,sea,
6/5/2017 Blue Bells Ninettesound,
6/5/2017 Bell Cups Ninettesound,
6/4/2017 Knell the Bell Ninettesound,
6/4/2017 Hermit Crab Haikunature,ocean,
6/4/2017 Clear as Bell, Wrung Ninettesong,sound,
6/4/2017 Bell the Cat Ninettecourage,
6/4/2017 Three Bell Toll Ninettedeath,death of a friend,f
6/4/2017 Ding Dong Bell Ninettesong,sound,
6/4/2017 Saved by the Bell Ninetteself,
6/4/2017 Chimed In Ninetterude,
6/4/2017 Quench the Stench Quatrainanger,
6/4/2017 Field of Truth and Lies Free versetrust,truth,
6/3/2017 Bell Inform Ninettesound,
6/3/2017 Thinker Concreteinspiration,
6/3/2017 Landscape - Flying Fish Soar Free versesea,
5/31/2017 Seashores Resilient Blank versesea,
5/30/2017 Unsung, Unheard Free versesong,sound,
5/30/2017 Fleeting, Furtive, Flitting Free verselove,romance,
5/30/2017 Drips and Drops, Wet Cinquainrain,water,
5/30/2017 Red Inbred in Nature Free versenature,
5/29/2017 Feigned Hypnosis Reprisal Free versepain,
5/29/2017 Whipsawn by Storm at Dawn Rhymesea,storm,
5/27/2017 New King of Beasts for Earth Rhymeearth,nature,
5/26/2017 Begone Bygones, Move On Cinquaingoodbye,journey,
5/26/2017 Poet a Wordsmith Peddling Jangles Free versepoems,poetry,poets,
5/25/2017 Achievemephobia Cinquainfear,success,
5/24/2017 Ruthless Tap Dripping Cinquainanger,water,
5/24/2017 Cantankerous Cinquainuplifting,
5/24/2017 Defray Deemed Cinquainmoney,
5/24/2017 Pondering Agog Cinquaindestiny,
5/23/2017 Shun Free versefriendship,social,
5/22/2017 Where You Stay Blank verselost,lost love,love,
5/22/2017 Turn the Page Parallelismus Membrorumhope,inspiration,
5/21/2017 Winch a Cinch Cinquainsports,wind,
5/20/2017 Empathy Cinquaincare,sympathy,
5/20/2017 Diphthong Souls Free versewords,
5/20/2017 Rustle Cinquaincare,
5/20/2017 Too Little, Too Late Cinquainnatural disasters,nature,
5/20/2017 Tranquil Cinquainpeace,
5/20/2017 Semis Cinquainendurance,sports,
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