The moment stills
the drop of water
its prismed world
copyright/all right reserved Audrey Howitt 2012
I write this paragraph in defense of the smaller poetry forms. Haiku, Tanka, Senyru, and the like are true poetry and despite the fact that Hubpages deems poetry in the smaller forms to be "substandard," this poetry and these forms are anything but. I hope that Hubpages ill change its policy to make it easier to publish the shorter works of poetry without adding excess verbiage.
Once more HP has deemed this a substandard piece (June 4, 2013). I am again requesting that HP change its policy. As of August 22, 2014, HP still deems this a substandard piece, lacking quality. I don't think they will change their minds!