Written as a header for one of my journals

Memories that I record
Call to mind things long begun;
Precious is that sweet reward,
Showing me what God has done.

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Poetry Six-Word Challenge

Poetry =
to your heart

Last night I was batting around some ideas for ways to define poetry in six words—okay, essentially four words, since the first two are “Poetry =” (i.e. Poetry equals). I called for backup from my friend Charles Robert Lindholm of The Reluctant Poet, and together this is what we came up with. Then I decided to make this a challenge to see how many different ways we could all come up with to define poetry in four words.

Many thanks to Nicola Aukland, the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller for the second half of my inspiration, based on her six-word story challenge.

To participate:

  1. Write your 6-word definition, beginning with Poetry = and then add four more words to define what poetry means to you. The number of lines does not matter, only the number of words.
  2. Either post it on your blog or simply write it in the comments below, your choice.
  3. If you post it on your blog, then please include the tag Poetry in Six Words and a pingback to this challenge.
  4. Then feel free to pop over to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge and give that a go as well. She posts a new prompt every Saturday. (also optional, but highly recommended)

There is no deadline, since this is not a contest. And you are not limited to one entry; write as many as you like. It’s just an invitation to jump in and have some fun.