Poem: ‘Poems Like Mice’

Poems should be concise:
quick, small, like mice.
Then one day you find
they’ve made a nest in your mind.

I seem to be writing shorter, more epigrammatic verse recently. Probably influenced by reading too much FitzGerald/Khayyam.

This little poem was published in the December 2020 issue of Snakeskin–which celebrates 25 years as a monthly online poetry magazine, presumably the oldest (or rather “the most venerable”) such magazine in the world. Congratulations to its creator and sustainer, George Simmers!

Photo: “Look at the cute mouse ^^” by letmehearyousaydeskomdeskom is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

2 thoughts on “Poem: ‘Poems Like Mice’

  1. Mario A. Pita

    Poems I love are like birds
    on which I fly through words,
    and those I love the best
    make in my mind a nest.

    As there are millions of species on Earth, it would take a long time to write a version for each one! 🙂

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