Your Serendipity at Thursday Thoughts

19 Jan

7:13 a.m. — Atlanta

Hello everyone. No announcements from you, but I have a few things I’ll display for your browsing pleasure, through the bins. In no particular order:

1] The interview this week, over at Poetic Bloomings, is with Connie Peters, of whom Marie Elena says: Connie Peters is yet another poet Walt and I met at Robert Lee Brewer’s 2009 April Poem-a-Day Challenge. Connie was then (and continues to be) one of the most uplifting souls we’ve been “introduced to” in the poetic community. Her presence here enriches our spirit.

2] At Poets United, Sherry Blue Sky interviews Buddah Moskowitz. She tells us: There has been some secrecy involved with this interview, as Buddah  does not wish to use any identifying photos, in the interview or on his blog.  We have to make do with his interesting “profile pic”.

That’s okay, we’re flexible.  We can roll with that. Here he comes now. I can tell it’s Buddah, because he has a paper bag over his head, and is cloaked in mystery. Clue: through the eye-holes, his dark eyes are dancing!

As Sherry says, How can you resist?

3] The New York Times Sunday Review has posted its 2011: The Year in Pictures. The article has stunning photographs of the Arab Spring, Occupy, Nature, the World, the Nation, and Milestones. Each set of photographs has introductory text. As a resource for ideas, as well as ekphrastic poetry, add this to your bookmarks.

4] Visit The Found Poetry Review for an interesting exercise and a place to submit, if you wish. In their guidelines they say, in part: Give us your poems made up of lines from newspaper articles, instruction booklets, dictionaries, toothpaste boxes, biographies, Craigslist posts, speeches, other poems and any other text-based source. Only found poems will be considered for publication; original poems, regardless of quality, will not be accepted. Deadline for submissions, 31 March, 2012.

While there, click on the Current Issue tab to read their Fall Issue.

5] If you have not visited Kellie Elmore and her Magic in the Backyard, do. She is on vacation, at the moment, but invites us to: take this time to rummage through my many past posts, articles & prompts that you may have missed so that I may return to some surprise L.O.V.E. and comments! I will grace your presence once again on Monday. One can get quite lost wandering through her backyard, but sometimes lost is a good thing.

6] If you haven’t made your way over to Curio to read Issue #2, what are you waiting for? And, have you submitted for Issue #3?

That does us for today. If you have something you would like posted for others to learn about, visit, know, send the item to me: margoroby[at] or post the item in today’s comments. If the item is time sensitive, let me know.

I shall see you tomorrow for Friday‘s roundup of the week’s prompts; Tuesday for an exercise on Place, something with which you should all be familiar, thanks to We Write Poems and a couple of other sites; and next Thursday for announcements.

Enjoy browsing, people.

P.S. I am having problems with the spacing between paragraphs, so if this comes out weird, my apologies.


Posted by on 19/01/2012 in exercises, poetry, writing


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6 responses to “Your Serendipity at Thursday Thoughts

  1. Poetic Bloomings

    19/01/2012 at 8:57 am

    Margo, thanks bunches for the mention of Connie Peters’ interview. While I was here, I caught your posting of Buddah’s first-ever interview as well. I LOVE your site here! Thanks for all you do for the poetic community!

    Marie Elena

    • margo roby

      19/01/2012 at 9:44 am

      Hi Marie! I figure, I’ll always have postings with your interviews and Sherry’s interviews! Thank you.


  2. viv blake

    19/01/2012 at 8:57 am

    Thank you Margo for the interesting places to go, I really enjoyed the Buddah interview

    I posted this this morning, which might spark some conversation!

    • margo roby

      19/01/2012 at 9:53 am

      I got a kick out of Sherry’s modus operandi.

      Now I’ll come over and see what kind of mischief you are getting into…love the post. Have already commented and hope everyone visits and comments. Given Joseph’s climbing rhyme exercise, this is a good week for you to have thoughts for us to look at re rhyming.


  3. sweetopiagirl

    19/01/2012 at 3:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

    • margo roby

      20/01/2012 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you kindly for reblogging.



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