Poetry Freeforall: Storing Up For the Winter

25 Oct

8:42 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Don McLean singing Mountains o’ Mourne

pen-and-pencil-thHello, all. Forget your families; forget your jobs; forget about eating (here’s your chance to try out the thirty new varieties of vegetable chips). Not only do we have NaNoWriMo coming down the pike, but Robert Lee Brewer’s November ‘poem-a-day towards a chapbook’ contest.  Oil those brain gears.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda selects words from Beauty Supply, by Lee Ann Brown. It’s a complex grouping and that’s what makes working them fun. 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.

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele is giving us a chance to vent. She calls her topic ‘Rantables’. Head over and let her take you through the steps of having your rant and turning it into a poem.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Never written one? What are you waiting for? Laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for this week’s line.magpie

The Mag is on a one week break to celebrate Tess Kincaid’s birthday. Next year, I’ll try to remember to pre-post so we can join her on the 20th.

Alan1704, at Poetry Jam, tells us to look in a mirror. Head over to read what he says.

carolThis week on Carol’s Light Words the photograph on Wonder Wednesday’s post, speaks to our fears. Between her own poem, her wondering and the title of the post, we are given a richness of possibilities for poems. Also, 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.

Poets & Writers’ suggestions for all three genres work as possibilities for a poem subject. We have an article of clothing, experimentation, and the art of appreciating.  Visit. (NaNo-ers, their fiction suggestions are a wonderful resource for ideas)

Ooh! At imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry’s Challenge is about the language of flowers. Head over to read. Go play with the toads.

At  We Write Poems Pamela Sayers wants us to write about windows and doors. So many possibilities. Go on over to read what she says. (I have one this week, Pamela!)

At Poets United Verse First where simple notions prompt amazing poems — gives us the topic of food and writing (vegetable chips, anyone?). Visit to see what they say.

brownwood-bunny-header Miz Quickly offers two prompts a week, so I will always give you the general address. This week is a little different. We have a series of six prompts that stem from one image and that work off each other and together. It’s a heck of a lot of fun, so if you haven’t been over, go. Visit and see what it’s all about.

Over at dVerse, Tony Maude gives us the Rondeau in Form for All. There is much more to the crafting of a Rondeau than you might think and they are fun to build. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. Cider on tap.

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 our image prompt; Thursday for links; and next Friday for more of today.

Happy writing, everyone. OCALHand_Writing


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2 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Storing Up For the Winter

  1. Quickly

    25/10/2013 at 12:39 pm

    Oh, Mary: this London’s a wonderful sight.

    My favorite bit’s stopping the street with a wave of his hand. I’ll be breaking again after Halloween. Thanks for the shout-outs.

  2. margo roby

    25/10/2013 at 12:51 pm

    I love the song, especially by McLean. I’ve heard other versions but they don’t do it justice.

    The scene is so vivid, isn’t it?

    Break away. I’ll wait for your return 😀


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