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Short and Sweet: A Set of 10-Word Poems

Updated on April 19, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

L'home és la mesura de totes les crueltats: perverteix els animals domesticant-los amb pobra pitança, crema els boscatges, enverina la mare de les aigües... Sols en el límit de la supèrbia alena la seva tendresa, sols la mort serva la seva fragilitat
L'home és la mesura de totes les crueltats: perverteix els animals domesticant-los amb pobra pitança, crema els boscatges, enverina la mare de les aigües... Sols en el límit de la supèrbia alena la seva tendresa, sols la mort serva la seva fragilitat | Source

For National Poetry Month #19


Cooling

Temporary cooling of thought

can lead to deep freeze later.


Yuck

Bacterium nurtured on petri dish,

black tongue defines you again.


Endurance

Wednesdays are my loneliest days

and your longest,

we endure.


copyright/all rights reserved April 19, 2012 Audrey Howitt. DDo not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Sandyspider!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice short and sweet poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Pinto2011--Thank you so much!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Aww thank you so much for reading these dghbrh!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Michelle!! Thank you!! Love micro poetry!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your visit! How is everything in your world?

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi AudreyHowitt! This is really very nice, artistic, and vibrant collection.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Its awesome and very unique also. Votes up and shared.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Now Audrey, you've given even more reason to share micro poetry! Will follow your example, ma'am!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Witty and clever poems Audrey! The Cooling poem is too cool! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Audra!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much kashmir56~~

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Audra--I'll have to go back and look, but I suspect that it is the attribution that was given on wikimedia

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Cooling

      Temporary cooling of thought

      can lead to deep freeze later.

      Oh, you got that right!!! Let me tell you!!! Happens to me way too much!!! I like your 10 word poems!!! ps...what is the significance of the french words/caption under the picture? What is the picture?

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very beautiful poem, well done !

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Angelo! And thank you for reading!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much LaThing!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Aw thank you Michelle!!

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice expressions in such few words. Thanks for sharing them.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Clever poem, simple and sweet! Voting up and beautiful .....

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Simple and sweet! Love the messages too, and am sharing, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Cool! Thank you Justin--I just noticed!!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Love this Audrey. Well done. And congrats on hitting 400 followers!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      seriously only 10 words! Mission accomplished...wow!

      Voted up as interesting, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      So much meaning and feelings shared in only ten words.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Take care :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Lady E!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa--My husband has rehearsal until late on Wednesdays and although I teach on that day, I miss the contact with him

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Lesley!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ardie!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you J.J.!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Eddy!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much xstatic!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you mcbirdbks!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!! They are fun to write!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Gypsy!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely, I enjoyed it. Thanks.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Joyce--they are fun to write--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Victoria!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      why is Wednesday your loneliest day?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Love these poems, very clever Audrey - voting up!

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      JJ Pascoe 5 years ago from Tyne and Wear, England

      It's always fun to experiment with new forms. I love these succinct, yet complete pieces.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Sweet little verses. I enjoyed reading them.

      Have a great day.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      This was such a neat idea :) Way to think outside of the box here

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Audrey;up up and away !!!

      Take care and enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great poems. Enjoyed reading. Voted up.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very good short and to the point. Interesting as well!

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      A 10 word poem calls for a 10 word response.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Very interesting for sure. Faith Reaper

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh oh, A new trend in poetry..Cute for sure.....

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and great little poems Audrey.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great little poems to read, voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lovely and clever little poems! I would like to know what the caption below the photo says. I can catch a few words here and there! It's a pretty picture!