8:05a.m. — Atlanta
listening to The Sticks singing Mother Mother
Hi, all. Shall we?
We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning and two possibilities — three if you look at the post before the one I’m giving you. These are some of my favourite kinds of poems to play with, ones derived from some form of the poet’s words. To read what it is about, head over to Donna’s place.
I read this in Joseph’s last Refinery post: Let this be the official call for Refinery submissions! After this one, the current stack is empty. Ack! People! This is quite an opportunity; take advantage. If you are worried about how you will feel, pick a poem you want reworked but don’t have a strong emotional attachment to. Don’t make me threaten you with pulling out the Viking prompt from Joseph’s archives (actually, that was fun). Meanwhile, go over and watch him at work on a poem by Irene. He has also given us a prompt on family, at the end. Go read.
Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, we are breaking up. Along with the prompt come the usual tips, and poems on the topic. Bonus: Listen to Neil Sedaka singing Breaking Up is Hard To Do. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.
Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote (this week has a lovely Hokushi haiku), her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest.
At The Sunday Whirl, I am giving you the general address so you don’t miss Brenda on Mr. Linky and patience. Scroll down a bit. My first smile of the day (Hey! It’s early.). Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.
At Carry On Tuesday, Keith offers a line by poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. It’s a rather nifty line. I see interesting possibilities for breaking it up and using the parts as the structural frame. Head over.
Here comes my second smile. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.
Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a photograph. This is an interesting one, as it is architectural. I notice only 62 people have written to it, so some are having difficulty with what to write. Like last week’s, you might find yourself writing about one small corner, rather than the entire image.
I love the possibilities at Poetry Jam, where Mary has us focusing on yes and no. I want, immediately, to try each of her suggestions. She also gives us a few quotations as kickstarts. Head over to see what she says.
Elizabeth, of 1sojournal, says of her new posts, I found the very beginnings of my own story as a serious writer. Discovered me, making notes about finding my own path for the next twenty years. The things that worked, and the ones that didn’t… I believe they contain that first eye-opening energy of the beginner, that one who has finally grasped a much wider concept than she has allowed herself in the past. It’s an energy I wish to share.
We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. Her challenge, as you look at her photograph is to write an uncliched poem about its subject. Have a look.
At imaginary garden with real toads, Mary’s Mixed Bag offers a love poem with a twist. Check it out. Go play with the toads.
Once upon a time… you know how it goes. Head to We Write Poems to find out what, where, who, why, how. Go kiss that frog.
At dVerse, we are asked to Meet the Bar in our memories. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and they’re mixing gimlets in honour of Spring. Always optimistic.
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.
If that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a new tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. The sites won’t always be up-to-date, in fact, rarely, but the links will get you there.
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!
I shall see you Tuesday for a prompt to do with a sense of the land; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.
Happy writing, everyone.