In 1860 Gezelle published a collection of miniature poems, inspired by short ejaculatory prayers and oriental poetry. It was expanded in later editions.
XXXIII kleengedichtjes (XXXIII Short Poems). Roeselare: Stock-Werbrouck, 1860; reprinted in 1872 and expanded: Driemaal XXXIII kleengedichtjes [...] (Three times XXXIII Short Poems [...]. Roeselare: J. De Meester, 1881. From 1893 onwards attached to Gedichten, gezangen en gebeden (Poems, Songs and Prayers)