8:10 a.m. — Atlanta
And already it’s that kind of day! Hello everyone. I hope all is well.
Let us start with Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck where she says: Since I am 49 years old, I am designating this Tow Truck post (the 49th one) as our “golden” post. So for today’s prompt, use the word golden in one of the following ways: Ahah! Yes, you will need to visit to find out what the options are. Donna, we are growing used to the idea of you shifting focus, but are you going to have an image as cute?
Over at dVerse, we are asked For today’s prompt, I invite you to dip your pen into the ink of emotion. dVerse always has a bounty from which to choose. This post deals with an issue all writers face at some time: How do we deal with emotions and not sound like Hallmark?
This week on Poetic Bloomings Elena and Walt ask us to look at traditions, especially given the time of year. Head over to read the prompt and the hosts’ offerings. And, if I may, I was honoured to be a guest of Marie Elena’s and Walt’s at their Web Wednesday. I discovered I talk much more on paper, so if you are curious…
AtThe Sunday Whirl Brenda says: This week’s words are challenging. Grapple with them. Let them seep into your pores. Rise to the words. Now, if Brenda is telling us the words are challenging…I looked: they are, but what fun to try and make them work. Visit to see Brenda’s wordle and to read up on how it works, if you wish to post responses. Be sure to go over to see what others have done.
Carry On Tuesday gives us the first line of a seasonal poem by Edward Kofi Louis called Dark Winter Blues. To read the line and for a link to the poem, head on over.
I am going to give the single word prompt sites a rest for a few weeks. It’s difficult not to give you the prompt in which case why visit?
My guaranteed weekly smile. I hope Madeleine never becomes tired of writing these. Whether you like to read them or want to try writing one, this site is the place to play with limericks. I smile as soon as I see the site as next on my list. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for her Limerick-off Mondays and a lot more besides. Go for the laugh. It’s healthy.
Over at The Gooseberry Garden the theme for this week is My Life in free verse. And looking towards next week, they will be asking us to focus on Photos, Nostalgia, Memories, and Families. What’s the difference between this and the single word posts, you ask? A gazillion people continue to submit, which means they visit.
Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt. I love the painting. As soon as I post I am going to investigate the artist. Look at the expressions on the faces we can see. Look at the body language.
For you alliterationists out there, ABC Wednesday says, in part: UNITE UNDER the ABC Wednesday UMBRELLA. Head over for the rest of the alliterative paragraph.
We have a new entrant. You know I could not resist anything with the name imaginary garden with real toads. And we get two possibilities with one visit. On Wednesday the prompt revolves around a gift, but with a twist. The prompt for Fireblossom Friday has to do with arrivals and departures. Head to the site to read more and to see the images, as well as to explore if you have not visited before.
The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are flag, might, and passive. As always, visit them for their definitions. They have a particularly good source and I often get ideas from the definitions rather than the given word.
We Write Poems Window faces. That’s it. Are you going to tell me you don’t feel a compelling urge to go look? Head over to read the rest.
At Poets United Robb is asking us to focus on place, but not the pretty pretty of the country; rather the gritty grey of the city. Head over to see the photographs and read what else Robb has to say.
Over at Patricia K. Lichen, Author her Weekend Haiku & Limericks has its usual unusual combination of possibilities. While I know the options are listed as separate focuses, I love seeing them together. One of them, this week, is Kepler 22-b. Head over.
And, finally, stop by and add your voice to Elizabeth Crawford’s discussion site Writers Speak where she asks writers of all genres to stop by and talk about the life of a writer. She posts new topics every week around Friday. This week gives us a chance to talk about the influence our reading has had on our writing. If you have been hesitant to add your voice, go over and note that your voice can be as short or as long as you wish. When I stopped by to get the URL link, I ended up staying for a minute to add my voice. We don’t get many chances to talk to each other about our craft. Here’s a chance. If you haven’t gone over, go, before Elizabeth changes the topic! Even then, there is no reason you can’t contribute to a past discussion.
For those of you who do not get me in their in-boxes, I posted a Thursday Thoughts, yesterday. Stop by and read about Joseph’s and Tessa’s new online poetry journal Curio, or go straight to the horse’s mouth.
That should keep you busy and writing. If you think anyone else would enjoy these, click on the buttons below. If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. So, post! And, remember: if you have a topic you want me to discuss, tell me. I’ll take on just about anything and if it’s beyond me, I’ll find sources. What niggles? What have you wanted to ask, or know?
I shall see you Tuesday for a painless prompt, my last before I go dark for two weeks; and Friday for the roundup.
Happy writing, everyone.