8:07 a.m. and bopping to Seals and Crofts in Atlanta
Need I say more? Hello, everyone. Our list is growing. I worry that it will become burdensome to read through. I may, next week, drop a few sites that I know everyone goes to anyway, and see if there is a clamour. If there is for any one site, I’ll put it back in. Okay? Here are our choices for a weekend of play:
Donna and The Poetry Mixtape give us a Laura Dixon poem. The poem is one of those that make me go ‘Ohhh!’ about a third of the way through and slow down my reading. Head over and, as Donna says, ‘rearrange some furniture’. As with all Saturday prompts, the new prompt will be up tomorrow, or you can wait for next Friday!
Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Thirty-two: elsewheres where we are told what we’re going to do is basically a travelogue poem moving around the map. The trick is to defy reality: I have notes all over the place and I know this will turn into a poem. When? Ah well… Visit and read Joseph’s thoughts on this, as well as his suggestions. Wander around while there. Visiting Joseph’s blog is like visiting him as he sits sipping coffee in his cafe. Join him for a cup.
Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, in a bit of serendipity, Adele talks about journey poems. I find it often helps me into a poem when I have two very different perspectives on similar topics, such as Joseph’s and Adele’s. She offers, as always, many approaches. Adele’s prompts are always more than the sum of their parts. To read all the possibilities, and to be given links to corresponding poetry, visit.
Poetic Bloomings wants us to think of our childhood homes. Visit to read what our hosts say and to read their poems in response to the prompt. You might look around and check out their latest in-form prompt, and their interview .
At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl give us our words from a poem by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.
Carry On Tuesday gives us a line from one of the songs from The Sound of Music. For the line and a link to a video clip head on over.
It is time for Limerick-off Mondays. Limericks are fun; good limericks are addictive. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Look around while you are there. 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.
Mary M. at Poetry Jam tells us to play games. Talk about a fun reminiscence. When I finish this and reward myself with coffee, I shall think of childhood games… London Bridge is Falling Down; Clue; Blind Man’s Bluff; tag; skipping rope; Gin Rummy…
For a different type of prompt, visit Elizabeth’s new venture, Musical Notes. I will give you the general blog URL, as the new song will go up every Tuesday, and your response can be posted Thursday. You will need to remember that, but I will leave this in as a continued reminder. This one is fun to play and tinker with, not only because the inspiration is a song, but because the response must be done in 15 words. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Show up next Tuesday!
For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. This week we have a selection of photographs of Olympic winners. I may never grow tired of Mo Farah’s face.
The three words for Three Word Wednesday are beat, pressure, and substance. 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. TWW has a particularly good source and I often get ideas from the definitions rather than the given words.
Wonder Wednesday gives us a photograph of a tree, a graceful tree that appears to be in the middle of a dance. Visit to study its performance.
Over at imaginary garden with real toads, we have a treat from Kerry. Two treats, really. We get to watch Margaret Atwood; then, if we wish, we can try out a similar thing to what she reads to us. Point of view is an important part of our techniques. This exercise is all about that. Mary K. in her Mixed Bag suggests a visit to the neighbourhood that is strongest in our minds. Yep, more serendipity. Visit to find out more and to wander through the gardens. Go play with the toads.
We Write Poems says, in part, Find yourself a favorite spot, maybe one that evokes deep memory or inspires imagination, then take off your shoes and socks… Yes, you are going to have to visit for the what next.
At Poets United, Ella introduces dreamcatchers [for those who have not heard of them]. Visit and read what else Ella says.
dVerse is open. Visit to see what the specials are this week. Head to the Bar and read the prompts. Stay awhile; it’s such a friendly place. I think they have Irish Coffee on offer this week.
Patricia K. Lichen, Author, in her Weekend Haiku & Limericks gives us several options to use as resources. All you frog people [I know you’re out there], did you know about the Global Amphibian Blitz? An interesting possibility, Patricia suggests, is to look at the comments and pull a poem from them. 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!
Your Serendipity @ Thursday Thoughts is back. This means if you have something you want announced: publication of your work [because you are shy about saying anything on your blog, or because you need us to buy your book!], an article you think we will enjoy, or find interesting, a writing contest, a workshop… anything to do with writing, really, send it along. If it is time sensitive, be sure and tell me. You can give me your announcements either in the comments section, or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other use for Thursdays is to discuss an aspect of writing that you want to discuss, or know about. Send topics, or questions!
I shall see you next Tuesday for a warm-up Tryout; next Thursday for a serendipity of possibilities; and next Friday for the Roundup.
Happy writing, everyone.
P.S. You will find duplicates this week on my new Page. Everything will be in place next week.