Friday Freeforall: Pick One

22 Feb

7:33 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers

Hullo, all. Grey skies and rain are back. We even had thunder and lightning last night, something rare for Atlanta. Snow or rain, the good news is we don’t have to go out to write.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck archives. I’ve pulled up an interesting post on finding poem titles. Donna says: One of my biggest struggles is selecting titles for my poems. So today’s workshop in a box will focus on title-finding suggestions I have collected over the years from different teachers and workshops. You might even stumble across a new poem idea, while working on titles.

Joseph’s Refinery is smelting and this week Vivienne Blake [ViV] has a poem on the anvil. Go over and watch Joseph at work. It’s like having our own workshop each week. He has also given us a prompt, at the end, which starts: Share a moment where you learned something valuable from what you thought would be a mundane activity. Head over to read what he says next. Remember to send in your poems for workshopping.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele gives us an apparently simple prompt on happiness. To read the suggested prep and tips, as well as the caveat, head over. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop.

At The Sunday Whirl, Elizabeth sent in the word list. They are lovely words. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith’s choice this week is a line from a Beatles’ song. To see which one and for a link to listen to it, head over.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays.  Look around while you are here. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting, Wind of History, by Jacek Yerka. I stayed quite a while with it, there is so much to absorb, so many possibilities for a direction to take. This is one of those paintings where I suggest you start at the bottom left and work your way across and up, noting every detail you spot.

Peggy at Poetry Jam, wants us to look at stripes. Along with her suggestions for where the word is used, make a conscious effort to look around you and note what, in your life, is striped. You might do that for a day. That way you might come up with a poem of a different stripe.

I have shifted Elizabeth‘s blog address over to the tab, Friday Freeforall: Even More Prompts, for now. Elizabeth has one of those blogs that require exploration, so drop in, every now and then.

We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. This week her photographs offer a contrast. Head over to read what Carol says about them.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Hannah is back to transform us.  Transforming Friday offers a look at another Eco-region’s occupants, both flora and fauna, and asks us to express poetically the point of view of your choice of creature or wildlife in the Desert Region. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems offers an intriguing prompt. Neil asks us to look at our own language… To read what, in particular, head on over.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, we are being given a chance to play with graffiti. Haven’t you always wanted, just once, to create one of those magnificent pieces of art? Here’s your chance.  Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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.

If that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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!

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.

Happy writing, everyone.


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4 responses to “Friday Freeforall: Pick One

  1. Hannah Gosselin

    23/02/2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hi!!! Happy weekend and week of poeming!! What kind of desert creature would you be, Margo?! Just for the inquiring minds out there aka me!!! 😉

    • margo roby

      23/02/2013 at 5:53 pm

      I love questions like that. Let me think. I think I would be a desert tortoise. (Note: she carries her cave with her… margo falls over laughing). And, you?

      Happy weekend and try to relax. Give yourself a treat.

      • Hannah Gosselin

        23/02/2013 at 5:59 pm

        I LOVE that!! So glad you indulged….perfect creature to be!

        I chose to be a Baktrian camel!!

        I discovered in researching that the humps do not carry water…it is their fatty deposits…all in one place so as to not insulate them…helps with acclimatization. Also their red blood cells are circular…osmosis and all that…they can drink 53 US gallons of water in 3 minutes!!


        • margo roby

          23/02/2013 at 6:02 pm

          And, I love that. Of course whenever I think of you now…


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