7:23 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to San Francisco by Scott McKenzie
Hullo, all. I don’t think I have ever seen weather so bi-polar. Tomorrow I head North where the weather is just as varied but thirty degrees colder. While I travel, how about the rest of you relax and write.
We start with Donna, at Put Words Together. Make Meaning, who seems to have run into some of the same walls many of us are finding. Read her post and then her suggestions for a possible poem. I’m thinking, something based on the structure of her post might be interesting to play with, too. Head over.
How many of you have been enjoying Joseph’s Refinery? Learning a lot? The mine is about to close down, unless more ore arrives. I thought I told you all: I want poems to take us to December. Seriously. Don’t make me come out there. If you have not participated, visit and read back through the poems where Joseph has helped several of us begin the polishing of a good piece of ore.The link takes you to the most recent, although, by tomorrow, Joseph might have a new piece. Those who have participated, don’t be shy about sending in a second poem. Joseph can always keep them as reserves. Now, people!
Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele asks us to ponder our concept of heaven. She suggests several ways to go, including a reminder that we don’t have to believe to write. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Head over.
At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from Brenda’s readings on performance artist Marina Abramovic. They are lovely words. Despite not quite getting to the point of posting a poem, I continue to draft one each week. These words go well with the week before’s. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.
Over at Carry On Tuesday, Keith’s choice this week is a couple of lines from a poem by Tupac Amaru Shakur. I love the lines and had to stop a moment to copy them down. They would work well as a refrain. As always, Keith leaves a link to information about the artist, as well as the poem. You might want to write your own first. Go on over.
We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Madeleine offers two for one, this week. She has her regular kick-off line, and an alternative linked to the Oscars. 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, Venus de Milo with Drawers, by Salvador Dali . What’s that? you say. I said, Drawers. Go look. Even if you don’t write to images, go look.
Peggy at Poetry Jam, gives us ‘a threefer ~ being logical, being illogical, being emotional’. She throws in Star Trek to balance it all out. Head over to read what she says.
This is one of those weeks when Carol’s Light Words has so much to choose from, as possible prompts, that I am giving you the general address. Be sure to check out her Fridays. I have them bookmarked, now. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember that she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.
At imaginary garden with real toads, we have more choices, among them, a musical inspiration, and an interview with a the founder of an independent poetry and fiction collective. Go play with the toads.
We Write Poems has a fun challenge for us. I was drafting a poem by the time I finished reading the prompt. Neil asks us to remove the objectifying “the”. To find out from what, visit.
Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. The regular Friday post is not up yet, but there is plenty to read and see. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.
At dVerse, in Form For All, Samuel Peralta talks to us about a trireme sonnet. I am much taken with his example poem, so that goes on the list. Sigh. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.
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 tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.
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 that the blog goes dark for a week, while I visit my grand-daughter (and my son and his wife). I shall see you Tuesday, March 12 for a prompt. Good grief, that’s already half-way through the month!
Happy writing, everyone.
P.S. Poems. To Joseph. Now. Please.