9:02 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Paul Simon singing The Boy in the Bubble
Hello, all. Is it my imagination, or are Fridays coming around with increasing frequency? I thought so. Let’s get to it, then.
Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. If the old photos throw you, read what the prompter suggests for each: There are a host of possible themes you might like to follow ranging from the girls in their room to the pennants and banners on the wall or even that somewhat rudimentary plumbing next to the window — themes can be specific or universal. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.
At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has our dozen weekly words. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.
At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele suggests we take on the unexplained. She gives a list of examples, but that’s in case you haven’t run across unexplained things in your life — what? You haven’t run into a chupacabra? You’ve sussed out crop circles? The tips she includes might work as a structure if started and gone down through. Just saying. If nothing else, stop by and read the example poems. There are some wonderful ones.
Never written a limerick? What are you waiting for? There is an art to writing one that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.
Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Tess gives us an Edward Hopper painting — that got you moving, those who haven’t been over. We do love our Hopper, don’t we? Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.
At Poetry Jam, Mary gives us rain, or the lack thereof. Visit to see what she says.
Hip replacement happening at Light Words. Hopefully, Carol will be her rocking self soon. I notice that she has begun to look around her and take photographs. Can dancing be far behind? Check to see what she is doing with black and white photos.
At the Found Poetry Review we are asked to remix a master remixer, Dylan — or erase. Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. See what the Review is all about. All things found live there.
Poets & Writers‘ suggestions for all three genres work as possibilities for a poem subject. This week we have top five albums, Sunday drivers, and an abecedarian. Visit.
At imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry discusses the device of the pathetic fallacy in poetry. I found it fascinating. There is a prompt at the end, but read the essay. Go play with the toads.
Red Wolf Poems has a new giant wordle up. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s every other weekly prompt.
The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is green. Do you know the etymology of ‘green’? Me either, and my reaction on reading what Susan found, was “Well, I’ll be damned’. She has all kinds of possible starting points for us. Head over.
Over at dVerse, Meeting the Bar and ManicDDaily [aka Karen] talk about slant rhyme, something we should all cultivate. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and the ice is clinking.
It’s character sketch time at Flashy Fiction Friday. Go see what the theme is.
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. Post and leave your links with them!
I shall see you Tuesday for our image prompt; Thursday for the summer calendar; and Friday for the prompt roundup.
Happy writing, everyone.