Ack! I would have forgotten completely, if I hadn’t gotten a general comment from Mark about summer writing. Below, your calendar of summer prompts and what to do regarding them. Click on the image to have it lovely and easy to read. Design by Barbara ‘Briarcat’ Young!
These are all the prompts for the Summer Tuesday Tryouts. I will focus on a different prompt each week, in the order I have them. The order is irrelevant for you. Any prompt can be done at any time and posted anywhere — a link to your post is probably preferable, but, if you don’t have a blog, or want to keep the poem off your grid, post it in comments. My mini-discourses and the poems you post don’t have to match [if they don’t, let us know which prompt you are writing to].
The list is bare bones. You can look at an entry and interpret it how you will, should you wish to write in a different order than my expositions. Are you thoroughly confused? I know. I’m trying to say things in as many ways as possible, in the hopes of clarity. Example: Say I follow this list in order. This week I shall write poetry that involves sensory imagery of smell, but you may decide you want to write a list poem. No problem. Have at it. Where do you post it? In this week’s comments, just as you always have. The poems and the exercises do not have to match during the summer. The following week, I shall write a profile poem. You may write… As always, there are no due dates. You post when you have a poem.
What’s that you say? Margo, it’s just going to be easier to follow your order. I know, but I wanted you to know you don’t have to. If you are away one week, but that’s the poem you want to write, fine, write it in place of another. Do two.
If you aren’t sure what I mean by one of the titles below, but that’s the one you want to write, make it up. You are allowed. What’s the worst that can happen? You have something different. Uh huh, and? Alright then.
Happy writing and have a wonderful summer. I’ll still be with you, just less of a presence (I won’t be commenting on your poems).