Come and Get Your Friday Freeforall

27 Apr

7:43 a.m. — Atlanta

Hello, everyone. Three more days of poeming. You can do it. Then you have your life back and can go back to writing a poem a day anyway, because that’s how many prompts there are out there.

Let us start with Donna and The Poetry Mixtape, where she offers a work by Naomi Shihab Nye and gives us a prompt based on the structure of her poem ‘Famous’. I have already read one copy-change based on the structure [Joseph Harker’s] and love the way it works.

Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Sixteen: Nothing But a Pack of Cards, which offers us an involved process that’s a whole lot of fun. I have a labeling machine and now have a pack of cards with all sorts of possibilities. Go on over to read the whole.

Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog gives us something a little different for the month: ‘I offer you an inspiration word or phrase and a related poem for each of April’s thirty days. You may wish to read, write, or do both. Keep in mind that writing a poem a day doesn’t mean that you have to “finish” each poem immediately. You can write a draft each day and set your drafts aside to work on later‘. Adele has the entire month listed and waiting. To read all the possibilities, visit.

This week on Poetic Bloomings the talk is of endings and beginnings, as they celebrate their first year of gardening. Visit to read what our hosts say about it and to read their poems in response to the prompt. While you are there, check out their interview with Mark Windham.

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl are having their one year anniversary and celebrate with words sent in by wordlers. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Carry On Tuesday gives us the opening to ‘Lines on a Clock in Chester Cathedral,’ by Henry Twells. To read the line and the poem, visit Keith, who warns us he will be dark for a couple of weeks while he travels. He will leave Mr. Linky open.

Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for her Limerick-off Mondays and a lot more besides. She calls it a humour blog for a reason. Go for the laugh. It’s healthy. It doesn’t much matter if you don’t want to write a limerick; reading them brightens a day. Fact.

Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt. If you haven’t tackled dVerse’s allegory yet, this might work. Head over to see what we have.

Poetry Jam provides us with a prompt from Peggy, this week. She wants us to look at history. To find out whose, head on over.

We have a new entrant this week: rosemary mint, where Shawna presents a list of words every week. Visit to see what it’s about.

For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. The introduction gives us a mini-geography lesson. Head over to look.

The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are bloody, kinky, and tender. Remember that it’s all about the three words working together. You might try writing down the first thoughts that come into your head as you read these words, before you go on to visit the site for their definitions. They have a particularly good source and I often get ideas from the definitions rather than the given words.

Over at imaginary garden with real toads we get two for one visit. First, we have Ella’s Edge which asks us to consider a number of things to do with our inner and outer worlds, so you will need to head over and read the exercise. We also have Fireblossom Friday. Here we are introduced to the work of Alphonse Mucha. Visit to read the prompts. Check the rest of the week too. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems wants us to write a poem about the feeling of loneliness, an emotion we have all experienced at one time or another. Visit to see what it’s about.

At Poets United, we are asked to consider the word wonder. For the rest of the prompt, and some wonderful photographs to start us, head over.

Over at dVerse their Meeting the Bar challenges us to explore allegories.  If you have ever wondered what the heck one is, then head over. As always, explore the pub while you are there. They offer so much on their menu.

Over at Patricia K. Lichen, Author her Weekend Haiku & Limericks gives us the usual three options to use as resources. By the time you visit, this week’s blog may have turned over, so check.  Visit for the possibilities and because it’s fun to wander through the site.

Flash fiction fans: I’m going to give you the link to the general site of Flashy Fiction, rather than always giving you Friday, as you might come to the site on a different day, thus be offered a different image. Pot luck. Remember that we often get a possible direction along with the image.

The final posting is for Trifecta, I have given you the link to the Instructions page. They have an interesting shtick. Visit and find out what.

If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. So, post!

Remember: If you have a topic you want me to discuss, tell me. I’ll take on just about anything and if it’s beyond me, I’ll find sources. What niggles? What have you wanted to ask, or know? If you have an announcement you want posted, send it along for Your Serendipity @ Thursday Thoughts.

Poem a day ends next Monday, but I thought I had better give you a week to collect yourselves, so I shall see you next Thursday for announcements [send them in if you have any]; and next Friday for the roundup.

Happy writing, everyone.


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5 responses to “Come and Get Your Friday Freeforall

  1. Shawna

    27/04/2012 at 10:44 am

    Thanks, Margo. 🙂 I also posted a bonus word prompt this week if anyone’s interested:

    I have participated in several of the prompts you’ve listed and look forward to checking out the rest. Thanks for compiling this list for all of us addicts.

  2. julespaige

    28/04/2012 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks Margo for your devotion to prodding,,,um prompting us along.
    I actually posted this for rosemarymint’s bonus word list…now I have to find the regular Monday list… oh dear, will I ever catch up…probably not but the fun is in the writing…as well as the reading.
    If you are so inclined:

    • margo roby

      29/04/2012 at 8:41 am

      Always my pleasure, Jules. I’ll be over some time today 🙂

  3. kharahouse

    28/04/2012 at 7:48 pm

    Holy cow this is a great collection of great content! Thank you for this … I can’t wait to root around some of the links you’ve posted!

    • margo roby

      29/04/2012 at 8:40 am

      kharahouse: Thank you, kindly. Welcome and enjoy!


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