Friday Freeforall

25 Feb

8:28 am, Friday – Atlanta

Here we go with this week’s roundup of prompts and exercises for your delectation.

We start with The Poetry Tow Truck. Donna asks us to try channel surfing again but with a different perspective: Choose a program and watch for at least five minutes. (Or go nuts. Watch the whole thing. ) Try to take your focus away from the people, and therefore away from their clothing, accessories, etc. that dominate a scene. Look into the background and write down what you see there, as many details as you can. Go to the site for an example of what she collected and what she did with her results.

At Writer’s Island the word of the week is foretell. We are asked to look into the future and…well, you will have to stop by the island for the rest of the prompt.

We may lose Carry on Tuesday, which would be a shame. No other site has a prompt like theirs. However, dwindling numbers of responses is giving the creator pause. Drop by and read what Keith has to say. His possibly last prompt is a line from Romeo and Juliet, apt for the site, if indeed it is the last time: “Parting is such sweet sorrow”. To read the line in context and hear it read visit the site.

Our single word sites give us food on Sunday Scribblings, top at One Single Impression [plus illustration], and at Three Word Wednesday: figure, juicy, and stress. Stop by for the definitions as they have a particularly good source.

For those of you who like photo prompts, you will find them each Sunday at Scribble & Scatter. Susan May James also accepts submissions of poems, or stories, that go with the photographs, for a book she plans to publish once she has collected one for each week of the year.

In the Big Tent they tell us: This week is your chance to create your own festival, holiday or annual celebration, or to write the anti- of any of them — real or imagined — as a poem. Visit them for their suggested possibilities and maybe some virtual popcorn.

At Jingle Poetry’s Poetry Potluck the words they give us are: our home, temple, and sanctum. Remember that the creators include an inspirational video to accompany their word choices. Next week’s choices sound like fun : Cartoons, Sci-fi, and Super Powers.

I love the illustration at Magpie Tales, this week. My mind started running in several directions as soon as it saw the picture, so check it out.

The letter of the week at ABC Wednesday is: Today is the F Day! I’m here to help Facilitate your Fantastic entry! Now go over and read the rest of the alliterated paragraph.

Do you have a guardian angel? Go to We Write Poems to read their prompt, which always gives possible paths we might travel down.

Visit Poets United just for the gorgeous photographs of lemons, then stay to read the prompt. There are a lot of possibilities with lemons…

The prompt at Free Write Friday has not been changed, but if you haven’t had a chance to visit, head over that way. It’s useful, if you feel like writing but aren’t quite there with a poem. If they haven’t changed by next week, we’ll give them a rest for a while.

That’s it for this week. I hope you have a restful , or playful, weekend, and certainly a writing one. See you Tuesday for Dialogue Poems, and Thursday for more on nouns.


Posted by on 25/02/2011 in exercises, poetry, writing


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2 responses to “Friday Freeforall

  1. Jingle

    03/03/2011 at 3:16 pm

    lovely display of poetry blogs..

    • margo roby

      03/03/2011 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you, kindly. I always send people your way, so I also get to visit every week. I appreciate your blog.


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