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What is the world's shortest poem?

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Gene
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Is this the world's shortest poem?


"Fleas"

Adam Hadem


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I remember being told as a child, that this was the world's shortest poem. If so, I think I may have just come up with a record breaker.

~Gene


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"It"
Gene
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Thanks, but I don't understand. Why would that be the shortest? Why not for that matter, just "I" ?

I was told that because "Adam hadem" rhymed and it was in relation to the the title, it made sense as a poem. But "It" has no relation to anything. It's just a word. In other words it has to have some kind of logic behind it, doesn't it. So, by the same reasoning "I" could be the shortest. I'm  sorry but "It" makes no sense to me at all.  

Anyway, if "It" is a poem, who's the author?

~Gene  
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LOL I think I just read a very short poem !  
Craig
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I wrote ‘It’, the poem goes like this

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 Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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See! I told you...and it was written by my favorite poet!  
Gene
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Sorry, but mine's shorter.

See my post here:
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum27/HTML/000130.html

~Gene  
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Surely you all must know the shortest poem truly is.....

.


It says it all really...





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life enriches writing'
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Well, I don't know about the absolute shortest, but here's a poem my sister wrote when she was in High School.

Title: ABUNDANCE
Poem: Redundance.


oh geez, maybe I got that backwords... maybe it went like this:

Title: REDUNDANCE
Poem:  Abundance.


dp
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Hey! This just gave me an idea!! Why don't  we all try to write a 'short poem'!! I'd love to see what everyone comes up with!!
Of course, it won't be the shortest, but that's okay!!  

Denise

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Gene
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Hey, Everyone,

These are all great.      But, If you'd all go to the link I provided above, you'll see some more cute short ones.  Maybe we could keep adding things as we think them up. Check it out. It would be interesting to see what we can come up with. It's almost easier to write a long poem.

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Ooops! looks like Denise beat me to the punch.  

~Gene  



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You deconstructionists are all alike.  Everyone knows that if it lacks meter and rhyme it isn't REALLY a poem!

        

*Jim ducks and dodges the rotten fruit*
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hehehe   I agree with Jim on this one.  Gotta RHYME!!!  (At least most the time) *giggle*
 
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