Poetry Freeforall: A Browser’s Market

23 Aug

7:38 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen sung by Robbie Williams

Hullo, all. I think Atlantans are growing webbing between their toes. The good news is that we aren’t having a whole lot of high temperatures. While we all prepare to enter Autumn, or its counterpart Spring, let’s build a stock of prompts.

At Naming Constellations Joseph Harker is calmer but will always need poems to refine. I will include his general site address, if he has no specific refining going on, because Joseph’s blog is as close to a teaching blog as you can get. Either he is writing his own poetry (worth reading and studying along with him), reviewing a chapbook, refining a poem, or offering prompts. (Remember that Joseph includes a prompt after he refines, just for our joy — another reason to send poems in).

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele is asking us to reflect and then to write about reflections, all sorts. Go on over to read the prompt and her suggestions. As always, she includes links to poems on the topic she has chosen.

sunday whirlAt The Sunday Whirl, Brenda says she pulled the words from our hotel’s guest services book. She is in DC, dropping her daughter off at college. (Do you remember your first day?) If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have the new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Madeleine is offering homonyms on her rhyme word, so we can play even more than usual. Look around while you are there. Laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt. This week we have a photo by Elena Kalis. The image evoked an emotion as soon as I saw it. Looks to me like it might tie into Adele’s prompt on reflections. Go look.

Peggy, at Poetry Jam, gives us vision or visions. Or, both. Go on over and see what she suggests.

This week on Carol’s Light Words she speaks of that place we go to in our minds for quiet, in times of stress. As always her suggestion for writing is accompanied by an image. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

At imaginary garden with real toads, we are offered a prompt with a twist, by Isadora. The moon is involved. Head over to find out what’s what.  Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems wants us to work on conciseness, on finding the right words, on editing… you know, those things we should be doing but sometimes need reminding. Go on over to see what Neil says about less is more.

brownwood-bunny-header Miz Quickly offers two prompts a week, so I will always give you the general address. This week we have a prompt that asks us to be joyful, and one that asks for a response to 3D art pieces. Visit.

At dVerse, (another fabulous teaching blog),  Brian asks us to be short and to make nice with g-man. For those who have not had the pleasure of meeting g-man, head to the bar and Brian will tell you how to get there. Brian wants us to write poems that find new ways to tell a story. It’s his birthday, at least, it was (Happy Birthday, Brian!). 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 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. Post!

I shall see you Tuesday, for found poetry; Thursday for links, unless someone sends me a topic; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.


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2 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: A Browser’s Market

  1. Carol Carlisle

    23/08/2013 at 10:56 am

    Up early today and have the dance music ready for you! I’ll take some of that rain off your hands, we have a whole passel of fires out hear, part our fall season.

  2. margo roby

    23/08/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Love that CD. Gave it to my mother for Xmas last year.

    I would send you the rain if I could. It’s heartbreaking watching the fires, although I know they are good for the land… not so much for the people.


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