Swap-bot Time: August 12, 2020 11:13 am

Micropoetry swap #1 - Colors

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Swap Coordinator:Sparrowlings (contact)
Swap categories: Journals  Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:November 16, 2019
Date items must be sent by:November 23, 2019
Number of swap partners:1


I love writing poetry and reading it- so why not share it? This swap series will focus on micropoems specifically, to keep us from stressing out about writing perfect, long poems :D

Each swap will have a different theme!

A micropoem is exactly what it sounds like- an extremely short poem! For the sake of this swap, each poem must be shorter than five lines long. Click this link to read a few micropoems if you'd like inspiration!

The theme for this swap is colors!

This can mean the rainbow, or you can pick one color and theme all of your poems on it, or the lack of color- I'm keeping it vague so you can go wild! Make them as emotional or lighthearted as you would like!


You will have one partner, and will send them 5 separate micropoems.

  • Each poem must be shorter than five lines long

  • Each poem must be on a separate sheet of paper. Index cards, memo sheets, flip books, mini journals- it's up to you, but keep them separate!

  • Feel free to send more than five, but you need to meet the minimum!

  • Please refrain from overly explicit, reactionary, or harmful content. Make sure to double-check your partners profile before you send to make sure you aren't hitting any topics that would upset them- and if in doubt, message them!


Swap Rules:

  • 4.95 rating minimum, must have at least 5 type 2 or 3 swaps completed, and a well filled out profile. I reserve my right to ban if things look sketchy.

  • I'll be angeling for this swap, but please don't make it necessary!

  • If you receive 5 poems, rate your partner with a 5. Make sure to rate in general!!

  • This is international, and is a physical letter sent! Make sure you note that before signing up.

Happy swapping!


cynaemon 11/14/2019 #

Hi, To whoever I get as a partner, could you please write the poems on a 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece of paper or card? I would like to keep them with my ATC collection. Thanks.

cynaemon 11/18/2019 #

Please do not check my profile, or worry about what I might like or dislike. I want to hear what YOU are interested in. Poetry is a very personal thing, and I assure you I will like whatever you write.

FeetInTheSoil 11/20/2019 #

@cynaemon I did my best with the cards, I'm not accustomed to inches and I've never made an ATC before but i used a ruler that displays inches to cut the paper down and i really hope it's as you wanted. I put the name and date and my name etc on the back of each card

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