7:23 a.m. — Atlanta
Hello, everyone. C’mon weekend! To keep you company, a few prompts:
We start with Donna and The Poetry Mixtape, where she introduces us to Kay Ryan, the U.S. poet laureate from 2008-2010. Ryan’s poem, ‘Crown,’ is an example of how much can be said in a short poem. Head over to read the poem and Donna’s suggestions for our own poems.
Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Twenty: taste the rainbow. What a lovely title, although there was a brain cell that said Jim Jones? Cool aid? I have odd brain cells. Some of you will be old enough to remember. The prompt is great fun. I think all of us like playing with colour; it’s almost as good as a box of Crayolas. Go on over and read the prompt.
Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog we are focusing on the number five. To find out what and why, visit. Adele’s prompts are always more than the sum of their parts. To read all the possibilities, visit.
This week on Poetic Bloomings we are asked to say, Enough! Visit to read what our hosts say and to read their poems in response to the prompt. Do not miss the latest interview with our [if I may] ViV.
Have you whirled? At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl give us our wordle list from three poems. Visit for links to the poems, to see the wordle and to read what others have done. The Everest climbers from Montana made the summit twelve hours ago! I have followed them since Brenda introduced them last week.
Carry On Tuesday has come roaring back. I told Keith he needs to nudge every now and then. This week, the line is the last in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. Head over to read the line and for a link to other quotes from the novel.
Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for her Limerick-off Mondays and a lot more besides. If she ever runs out of topics I shall go into mourning. She calls it a humour blog for a reason. Go for the laugh. It’s healthy. It doesn’t much matter if you don’t want to write a limerick; reading them brightens a day. Fact.
Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt. We are given a Chagall, with a few possibilities. We can write about the entire scene, do a portrait poem of one of the people, focus only on the foreground, only the background, the title… Head over to see what we have.
Shawna, over at rosemary mint, has her word list up. She has taken her list from an encyclopedic entry on butterflies. Shawna always has stunning images to accompany her posts. Visit!
Poetry Jam provides us with a prompt from Mary. She asks us to focus on bullies and bullying. It might be interesting to do an internal monologue from the perspective of the bullied and the bully. Head over to read what she says on this relevant topic. She has a link to the trailer for the recently released movie.
For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. The introduction of this week’s letter involves a photograph. I was going through reading signs when I remembered I had left you all here.
The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are flesh, novice, and sear. Often, the challenge is to not use the words in an obvious way. You might try writing down the first thoughts that come into your head as you read these words, before you go on to visit the site for their definitions. They have a particularly good source and I often get ideas from the definitions rather than the given words.
Over at imaginary garden with real toads we have Ella’s Edge where she taunts us with gorgeous photographs of food. The prompt? I have no idea; I am busy salivating. Go on over to find out why. Check the rest of the week too. Go play with the toads.
We Write Poems gives us a prompt whose title suggests we get real. The premise is interesting. Head over to read the rest.
At Poets United, we are asked to consider honour. For the rest of the prompt, head over.
At dVerse’s Meeting the Bar we have an interesting essay and prompt on stream of consciousness writing. This of value to all of us, even if just to practice freewriting, good for what ails you when the ideas dry up. As always, explore the pub while you are there. They offer so much on their menu. You might find several of us propping up the bar. They make us feel so welcome. This was posted yesterday. Already there are 78 comments.
Patricia K. Lichen, Author, in her Weekend Haiku & Limericks gives us several options to use as resources. ‘Elephants and goodbyes’ anyone? Visit for the possibilities and because it’s fun to wander through the site.
Flash fiction fans: I’m going to give you the link to the general site of Flashy Fiction, rather than always giving you Friday, as you might come to the site on a different day, thus be offered a different image. Pot luck. Remember that we often get a possible direction along with the image.
The final posting is for Trifecta, I have given you the link to the Instructions page. They have an interesting shtick. Visit and find out what.
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!
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? If you have an announcement you want posted, send it along for Your Serendipity @ Thursday Thoughts.
I shall see you next Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday for announcements, or a topic [send them in if you have any]; and next Friday for the roundup.
Happy writing, everyone.