10:56 am, Friday, 10 December, 2010 – Atlanta
Okay, what can I find for us to play with this weekend. I like doing this every Friday. It makes me look around.
Sunday Scribblings has a prompt word: Guidance. If the word interests you, visit them for guidance on “guidance”. They suggest posting your poem, should one arise, on Sunday, but you have until they post a new prompt.
Poets United Thursday prompt is the word: forgiveness. Here is part of what they say: To forgive is to excuse for fault or an offense. The word forgiveness can bring out a wide range of emotions in people. Some find it to be a sign of weakness others an immense show of strength. What have you forgiven lately or think needs to be forgiven? Have you ever held a grudge that was taxing on you? They say more and also have a photograph, as added inspiration.
Cafe Writing‘s Thursday Threesome has a Christmas theme, so if you are in the mood, head over there. Their shtick is they take a phrase or words that work together and divide into three. You can use one, two, or all three together. Many paths to choose.
We Write Poems has a phrase for their weekly prompt: The pursuit of happiness. Plenty of scope in that phrase. This site gives a full week and takes posts on the following Wednesday.
Three Word Wednesday has an intriguing choice of words: judge, nightfall, safety. You can post all week.
Carry On Tuesday has a phrase which could be fun: The course of true love never did run smooth. Head over to their site to find out how they suggest we use their prompts.
Magpie Tales has a photograph of an old sled. Just looking at the handworn wood evoked a response from me.
And, finally, a Wordle from me:
Remember that if a prompt, or exercise, intrigues you, but you aren’t sure what to write, freewrite. You do not have to write a poem in response to everything. You can write your response in prose form and, on days when you wander back through your notebook, rereading what you have written, may spark something.
Have a wonderful weekend. More mantras on Monday.