Friday Freeforall: Roundup Time

06 May

9:51 am — Atlanta

Hello all. I’m a little late getting started, but I should probably be easing you into my summer schedule which, because I move a couple of time zones away, will be later for eight weeks. I will warn you when we reach that point.

We are back to our normal listing of the week’s exercises and prompts and will start with The Poetry Tow Truck. Remember that if you like the prompt and want to post a poem in response that you have to be quick about this one, because a new prompt goes up tomorrow. Donna says: If you are reading this, then poetry is probably a part of your life that could not be replaced by anything else. But have you ever told poetry how you feel about it? You know you want to read the rest of that prompt. Head on over to the Tow Truck.

Next we have Carry on Tuesday with a line from Shakespeare: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. Visit Carry on Tuesday to get the link and read the line in context, in case your Shakespeare is a little rusty. It’s a fun metaphor to play with and you can use part, or all, or riff off the metaphor.

The first of our single word sites is Sunday Scribblings which offers us cake in honour of the royal wedding. The second is One Single Impression with border. You will want to visit the site to read the accompanying poem.

And, the first of our image prompts can be found over at Scribble & Scatter. Remember that Susan May James offers a chance to submit any poems, to accompany the photos in a book that will come out at the end of the year. Head for her site to see the images and read more about the book.

Yay! Big Tent is back to its usual show. They suggest focusing on revision this week, especially in light of how many people wrote poems during April. But, they wouldn’t be Big Tent without a twist. You will have to visit the big top if you want to know what it is, but you know it will be good.

And we have Jingle Poetry back in the lineup with Doubts, Fears, Inhibitions and Hesitations with an accompanying video and if you like a look ahead, next week will be Color, Spring and Rainbow. Visit their Poetry Potluck to watch the inspirational videos that always accompany their prompts.

Even if you don’t use images as prompts, visit Magpie Tales to see the painting. For those unused to using images, try looking at the picture and without thinking, or making judgments, jot down every single thing you see. Then leave the picture and look at your notes and fill in what isn’t there.

For those who participated in the A to Z challenge and are missing your alphabet, or those who didn’t participate but enjoy this site, visit ABC Wednesday, even if it’s just to read their alliterative intro. Here is part of it: POLITICS! Everywhere here in Canada the talk has been nothing but POLITICS. Monday, May 2nd was our national election and there was a lot of controversy about it. The Liberal and New Democratic PARTIES overthrew the government, forcing an election, and most of the country was horrified. After all, it’s the fourth national election in seven years! Usually, the PRIME MINISTER is in POWER for four years, just like the American PRESIDENT. For more information about our POLITICAL scandal click here.

We have an interesting combination of words over at Three Word Wednesday: grace, jitter, and thin. You will need to visit them for the definitions because they use a particularly good dictionary for their definitions and I find that often takes the prompt in unusual directions.

I love the prompt for We Write Poems [I know: I always love their prompts]. We are asked to try our hand at a cento, one of my favourite things to do. In fact, it is on my list for Tuesday Tryouts in a couple of weeks. Visit the site and try your hand at a cento. If you have as much fun writing one as I do, you won’t mind writing another.

Robert at Poets United is having fun with this week’s prompt. Write about toes, he says. he has a lot more to say about them, but you will need to visit to find out what…and how can you resist? I mean, toes!

Yes, you had forgotten the usual list was that long. And I don’t have a couple because they aren’t back in from April’s madness. But it felt good to visit the usual sites and to share them with you. If you know anyone who would enjoy these, click on the buttons below.

Have a wonderful weekend. I shall see you Tuesday…you will have to come along to find out what we are doing. Next Thursday, I will be carrying out my duties as a Versatile Blogger [that’s right: the break from words to avoid will be a little longer]. And, we all know what happens on Fridays.

Happy writing everyone.


Posted by on 06/05/2011 in exercises, poetry, writing


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2 responses to “Friday Freeforall: Roundup Time

  1. Madeleine Begun Kane

    10/05/2011 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for your excellent list of current prompts. For those who are into limerick writing, I host a weekly limerick writing challenge: Limerick-Off Monday.

  2. margo roby

    10/05/2011 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you. I shall add your limerick- off to my roundup, if I may.


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