Friday Freeforall

21 Jan

9:02 am, Friday, 21 January, 2011 – Atlanta

Happy Friday everyone. here’s the roundup to keep you busy.

I’ll start with Donna Vorreyer’s Poetry Tow Truck. If you have not gone over yet, hurry. This week’s prompt #3 is fun and she puts up a new prompt Saturdays. If you like music and making things work together, you will love this prompt. And how can you resist a title like: Soothing Your Savage Poetry Beast.

The folks on Writer’s Island ask us to consider the concept of courage. I like visiting the island to pretend for a moment I am on a warm tropical beach. Their header photograph is inviting.

Visit Carry on Tuesday, which posts its prompt on Sunday but posts the poems on Tuesday, gives us part of the last line from The Glass Menagerie: “And that is how I remember them…” For more of the line and to watch a scene, go to their site for the link.

If you like single word prompts head to Sunday Scribblings and One Single Impression. Three Word Wednesday offers a twist by giving three words to be used together in a poem.

I always smile when I know I am going to The Big Tent. I enjoy the site, as well as their prompts. This week it’s all about food: Your food memories, your senses, your love of words, even your local market can provide you with the ingredients. All you need to do is cook up a poem! Their prompts are small conversations with us, so visit to read the rest of the prompt.

And Jingle Poetry has us focusing on languages, signs and symbols, which allows for plenty of possibilities. They like to include a video to help the thought process get started. And, a flash forward to their next week’s topic: it will be on rules, regulations and laws.

Poet’s & Writers asks: What is something you are afraid to write about in your own poems, either because it is too personal, or because you feel it is cliché? Visit them for the whole prompt which deals with taking a completely other viewpoint and deliberately setting up a specific speaker.


Magpie Tales has a wonderful photograph, an old black and white of three women preparing to go ice skating.

I love We Write Poems‘ prompt for the week, which involves describing in detail your process for waking up, during waking up, after waking up…Their challenge: Be specific and concrete please. Make this real (or as real as you poetically dare). For the complete prompt wend your way over.

Poets United The Thursday Think Tank focuses on As Time Goes By. They suggest:  Find a quiet moment and listen to “As Time Goes By”.  If you need further inspiration watch the montage that runs alongside the song on the YouTube video.  Let it take you somewhere you may have never been before and let it inspire your inner poet. Go to their site for the link and more on the prompt.

I said last time that it is easier for you to go to One Stop Poetry and explore because they offer so much and have prompts on a couple of different days. They may focus on music, a photograph, an idea, but they have a lot to delve into.

That does it for this week. Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you Tuesday for more work with metaphors.



Posted by on 21/01/2011 in exercises, poetry, writing


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2 responses to “Friday Freeforall

  1. Scotia Nightpoetry

    24/01/2011 at 6:06 am

    Hi Margo,

    A while since I last visited. My, you’ve been busy! A great resource for writers of all abilities. I greatly admire your work.

    – Brian.

    • margo roby

      24/01/2011 at 8:18 am

      Hi Brian,

      Glad to see you back. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you will come wander through again.



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