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The Worlds Shortest Poem.

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My recent addition 'What is...?' was an experiment at writing a very short and concise poem. How people will see it is another matter.
But this got me thinking. What is the worlds shortest poem? (Not including title.)
So I googled it and found it was a piece by Strickland Gillilan (1869-1954) called 'Fleas'.

 

Fleas
Adam
Had 'em.


(This poem is actually accredited to a number of writers, with various titles, but the body of the work is generally the same.)

'Ah, but hold on,' (I hear someone say/shout/call). 'Hold on right there.'
And sure enough, upon checking my results again, I found that it is in fact this piece written by Charles Ghigna (1945 - Present), called 'I'.

I
Why?


(I guess Charles has that 'all sown up' forevermore, (unless someone can write a poem containing only half a word?????))

So keeping shortness in mind, and wondering if it possible to steal the number two spot (in my imaginary top ten), I came up with this;

Sitting, Thinking.
If only....


Is this a poem? I don't mean in the conformed, structure, defined meaning, I mean, does it feel like a poem?
Interested in your opinions.

The 'Unwanted'

Ref:
http://www.fun-with-words.com/shortest_poem.html
http://www.fwointl.com/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=22&num=629

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"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."-Kahlil Gibran:
I agree with my dead friend here....so yes, it is a poem. Often times the fewest words speak the loudest.

grunfruaorshell
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Thanks for your comment, and glad you feel that way about my experiment. I did decide it was a poem too, and loaded it up as one. Thanks again, nice to know people read my bits and pieces.

The_Unwanted
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Does not Charles Ghignas' piece beg for:

We
Be?

as opposed to

I
Am?

Which would be too obvious of course.

a
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Thanks for your comment. I suppose you can go with either. It is more about the shortness of the poem, as to the actual words themselves.

The_Unwanted
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